We've all heard the tale of the Bylong Valley before - a small, regional community pitted against a wealthy, international mining company.
There are the all too familiar trappings of a community divided; the economy against the environment, jobs versus homes, mines or agriculture.
KEPCO, a South Korean energy company has purchased more than 13,000 hectares of prime agricultural land in the NSW town - which is sandwiched between the Hunter Valley and the state's Central West - including the primary school, church and general store, with plans to build an open cut/underground coal mine.
The company has so far been knocked back on three occasions by three separate bodies.
But when I started looking at Bylong's narrative for this week's episode of Voice of Real Australia, I realised there was far more to this story.
Beyond the Charity Mouse Races and Friday night social gatherings, the valley is home to some of the best agricultural land in the state, a unique water system of underground rivers and aquifers, heritage-listed landscapes and importantly - Tarwyn Park.
Having grown up in the bush, I'm familiar with conventional agriculture, with the way things have been done for generations.
It wasn't until recently, spurred on by this story, that I started looking more at what many call 'regenerative agriculture'. A way of managing the land that moves away from a 'mechanical' worldview and towards the 'organic' mindset. This, after all, is the United Nations' Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.
Tarwyn Park is the home of one such practice, Natural Sequence Farming, which, in the words of Stuart Andrews (son of founder Peter Andrews) involves:
"Looking at how water and fertility moved over and through the landscape prior to any of our interference and how you can get that function working again in the landscape."
In this week's Voice of Real Australia podcast episode I explore the demise of a community, the soul-destroying impact over a decade of land-purchases and court battles can have. But I also look at the potential for Bylong's future as a hub for regenerative agriculture and a thriving rural community once again.
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