Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Day dream believers

"There would be no Carbon Farming Initiative were it not for the work of Michael and Louisa Kiely." Greg Hunt is an unusual man: an intellectual, an environmentalist, and a member of the Abbott Shadow Cabinet. We met him when he was visiting Rhonda and Bill Daly's compost operation in Young. In his speech, Greg quoted Lawrence of Arabia: "Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible."

He described Bill and Rhonda as 'dangerous people' for their vision of the future of soil health. And we are dangerous people, he said. How dangerous can a couple of day dreamers believers be?

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