“He’s an organism. And you look in the soil scratch back the soil and the mulch on top and you look in there and there are all these little tendrils of and avenues of life in there, all these little mycelial networks and directions that it’s going and it’s wild and things loop back and curl in on themselves. It’s just… it’s happening... and that’s Addy. He’s exactly like that. You hang out with Addy and he’s exactly the same.” – Dave Rastovich
Sometimes it’s hard to tell where the soil stops and Addy Jones starts. A master of land regeneration, composting and growing his own, Addy has made a life around simple living and leaving light footprints on the planet. “I think we’re all put on this planet to serve in some shape or form,” he offers. “Once you get that in check your path becomes pretty mapped out for you.”
Addy’s a guy with a big beard, a big vintage surfboard collection and a big heart, and he’s always open to sharing his considerable knowledge – and his time – with friends who are looking to improve the health of the land and soil on their properties. “I met Heath through being both passionate about the earth and country and problems solving and wanting to make a difference on the ground,” he says.
For episode four of Farm Boys we visit Addy’s humble, off grid shack in the remote Furneaux Islands of Bass Strait. We catch up and talk saltbush, finger limes, and how to build a surfboard from stuff you find at the dump.
Watch Farm Boys episode 4 here.