The Generational Farming Program is a community initative built from the resources of the McLaren Vale Grape, Wine and Tourism Association, as well as volunteers who have worked for many years to develop the systems used in the program.
It is intended that lessons learnt will allow us to pass the land from one generation to the next without depleting or harming the natural environment. The ultimate aim of McLaren Vale Generational Farming is to set a benchmark for sustainability. This occurs via a point scoring system that provides the grower with feedback needed to make sustainable decisions and score them accordingly. The higher the score, the less impact you have on the environment.
If you demonstrate best possible practices and use methods, systems and materials that won’t deplete resources or harm natural cycles you may be certified as a sustainable farmer based on your score.
More information on the Generational Farming Program available here.