April 28, 2016
In this episode we talk to a truly inspirational woman who shares her story about what it means to roll with the punches and build a thriving farm business from nothing.
Penny Kothe from Caroola Farm on the NSW Southern Tablelands was born on the western side of the Snowy Mountains. She finished off her schooling in Sydney before working in corporate roles both in Sydney and in Singapore. But the land kept calling and she returned to run a conventional beef farm in 2007.
Life was coasting along nicely for Penny before a devastating and life-changing event drove her to reassess every aspect of her life including her farm business.
Penny took an ailing pony stud and has now created a thriving poly-cultural permaculture farm.
She talks here to Kendi Burness-Cowan about making the change to permaculture and her broader empowering philosophies on life.