Video Weston Farm - organic farm (Tasmania)

TLF ID M019328

This is a video about horticulturalist and farmer Richard Weston and his success in growing high quality organic food and flowers. It shows scenes of Weston Farm as he speaks of his commitment to quality niche products, the importance of diversification in small-scale farming, and the value of overseas research. He goes on to explain why he established a café in Hobart and how important it is provide people with employment. The video lasts for 3:06 min and ends with advice to young people on how to succeed in Agriculture.

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Educational value
  • This resource is highly valuable for studies of Agriculture and Agribusiness in 21st century Australia, particularly in the context of subjects such as Economics and Business; Design and Technologies; and work studies. In the economics and business curriculum, Richard Weston's organic production of cut peony flowers is relevant to the year 9 content description about how and why businesses seek to create and maintain a competitive advantage in the global market. His vertical integration of food production from farm to plate provides a good example for the year 7 content description about the characteristics of entrepreneurs and successful businesses and for the year 8 description about the types of businesses in Australia and how they respond to opportunities.
  • In the years 7/8 Design and Technologies curriculum the video supports content descriptions in the Knowledge and understanding strand that refer firstly to the ways in which products evolve locally and regionally through the creativity, innovation and enterprise of individuals and secondly to sustainable ways of producing food in managed environments. Weston Farm was established in 1992 and the Weston family is committed to organic and sustainable farming practices.
  • The resource is also useful for the year 9 work studies curriculum. It is relevant to the content descriptions about identifying types of entrepreneurial behaviours and their opportunities for application to 21st century enterprise and about investigating a wide range of occupations, and the skills and personal qualities required in these fields.
Year level

7; 8; 9

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