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A Place in the Country

Foreword by Sabrina Hahn and written by Chris Ferreira


A Place in the Country is essential reading for anyone who has, or plans to have, a rural property in Australia or New Zealand.

Whether your goal is food, profit or enjoyment, this book offers the 'eyes wide open' approach to creating your own beautiful, productive and sustainable rural landscape.

Suitable for old hands and first-timers alike, and for hobby farms of all shapes and sizes, A Place in the Country gives practical advice to help you achieve long-term peace and prosperity on the land.

'It's a down-to-earth (pun intended) guide [with] practical advice on everything from choosing the perfect patch to what animals to keep, and preparing soil for planting.' Courier Mail, Brisbane

'An easy-to-read, practical guide to buying, owning and managing small or large rural properties. It’s essential reading for anyone considering a tree change.' Herald Sun, Melbourne

'A beautiful book, well presented, full of information, easy to read with tables, checklists, diagrams and lots of big photographs.' The York & Districts Community Matters


ISBN 9781925591071 (Flexi-bound)
Formats Large Format Photographic (250 x 210mm) (Flexi-bound)
Categories Gardening & Nature
Father's Day 2021
Gift Ideas
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2018
Pages 272
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    Chris Ferreira

    Chris Ferreira has been a leading exponent of sustainability in Western Australia for over 25 years. His company, The Forever Project, specialises in environmental education and behaviour change, as well as sustainability design, management, community engagement, education and media. Through his award-winning programs, Chris has taught over 130,000 people about sustainable living. An adjunct lecturer in sustainability at Murdoch University, Chris is well known for his Hamilton Hill Sustainable Home project. Read more

  • Sabrina hahn

    Sabrina Hahn

    Sabrina comes from a long line of obsessive gardeners. She started landscaping at the age of four: stripping flowers and foliage from her grandmother’s garden and creating fabulous miniature gardens in all her nan’s baking trays. At the age of 22 she found cake tins too limiting and studied horticulture more formally at Bentley TAFE. Sabrina’s radio career began in Kalgoorlie in 1985 and she has worked in ABC gardening radio ever since. Her work in remote Aboriginal communities in WA’s Kimberley region has been a huge success and helps ensure that the knowledge of bush tucker plants is passed on from one generation to the next. Read more