Synergy 22

THE BIG BUSH BLOCK

This will seem unbelievable. There’s a man in South Australia whose day-job is filled with managing horticulture for a local council, and on the weekends he often goes up to work on his own bush block – revegetating and weeding. Not so weird you say? Yes it is, because his block is 600 acres of desert mallee with no water, and he’s pretty much doing it alone.

Mark Winston is neither a fool nor someone with selfdestructive tendencies. He happily attributes his current situation to two main factors: “Land at Steinfeld is cheap and I’ve an interest in biodiversity.” And when he tells his story you start to appreciate why he loves what he’s doing…

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