The COBWA Committee
David McFall is a 4th generation farmer located in the picturesque district of Cherry Tree Pool in the Great Southern District of WA.
The property ‘Temple Farm’ is a leading example of regenerative organic farming with fully integrated projects such as Yeoman’s water harvesting, revegetation for habitat linkage, Oil Mallee agroforestry and Carbon farming.
Jason Jarvis is the third generation of his family to Farm at Happy Valley, thier property just south of Donnybrook.
The family business trading as Prime Organics has been certified organic since 2009 and produce apples, pears, nashi, plums, eggs and beef cattle.
Barry Green and wife Dale own Boronia Farm at Donnybrook which has held NASAA certification since 1999.
Boronia Farm produces organic beef and fruit and also has a one cottage farm stay. Barry has also been a founding member and is a director of the Organic and Biodynamic Meat Co-op WA.
David Martin owns Stormflower Vineyard in Margaret River, which has held organic certification since 2016 and produces a range of certified organic wine.
David is also a co-founder of the Alex Hotel in Perth, and was previously a co-founder of Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle.
The co-founder and owner of No Frills Fertilisers (with organic agronomist husbandAnthony Quinlan) in Margaret River, Tini is helping create a sustainable environment for future generations.
Julia grew up in the wheatbelt town of Katanning. She came to Perth to further her studies and after successfully completing a Bachelor of Business she has held various roles in small to medium sized enterprises.
She also has a strong grant writing and economic development background in the local government sector.
Garry and his wife Linda run a mixed farming enterprise at Pingelly. Currently growing organic oats for milling, hay for the horse industry and sheep for meat and wool.
Having a business background in wool brokering and newsagent industry he brings a ground up approach to the organics industry.
Mike Van de Griend
We are Mike and Jocelyn, and our five children; the unlikely combination of an American farm boy from Iowa, and a city gal from Perth, Western Australia. We hale from California's Central Valley, known as: California’s "bread basket".