Why is it so hard to sing the positive song of how good things could be if we chose a more sustainable way of going about our lives? (Sarah Parkin)
At Brady's Lookout Cider, we are approaching the developments on our property as sustainable as possible. We like to think we are positive deviants and are looking to balance more than the balance sheet! Through our actions on the property, we will quietly highlight the positive on turning things around so that it can effectively meet the challenges of the future. We know we won't get it right straight away, but continuing to learn and surrounding ourselves with great people can make a difference.
Sara Parkin is one of the great thinkers on sustainable perspectives. Like Sara, we are focussed on outcomes for the future. On our property these include:
As an example of what we are doing, with our cider mill development we are recycling or reusing as much of the materials as possible. So far we have recycled 90 per cent as compared to most building sites at less than 20 per cent.
Yes, we have embed emissions with our development with the use of cement in our foundations. However, we are calculating our emissions with the development of our own emissions tracker to ensure we remain carbon emissions neutral or positive.
We are maintaining nature wildlife corridors on the property so that we maintain the diversity of flora and fauna, including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Green and Gold Frog, Tasmanian Devil and Ring Tail Possums who wander on the property from time to time.
We have planted 80 different cultivars of heritage fruit trees to grow awareness of the amazing fruits out there that most people just don't get to enjoy any more.
So, as our property develops, we will share the positive things with you. From 2018, you will be able to come onto the property and experience first hand what we are doing as our cider mill and orchard will be open to the public.
Brady's Lookout Cider
Like the convict, we are on the run, so here you will find out more about what we are up to.
I purchased your cider last fortnight. Loved it so much, can I purchase two cases!