The Bradley sisters, Joan and Eileen, lived in the Sydney suburb of Mosman and were the originators of bush regeneration worldwide. The method they developed became known as "the Bradley method". It is a deceptively simple and adaptable approach to bush regeneration that is based on helping the bush to help itself. Its benefits are long lasting and it works for both small and large areas.
This book outlines the basic principles and rules that underscore the Bradley method, and it provides the practical techniques required to put them into practice.
In 1971, when the Bradley method was first advocated, it attracted a keen following including the well known environmentalist Milo Dunphy; Dr LAS Johnson, former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Doug Benson, botanist at the National Herbarium of New South Wales. With its official adoption by the National Trust of Australia (NSW), which trains teams of bush regenerators to work for local councils, the practice acquired a wider acceptance. Thirty-five years after its original trials, the method remains effective and continues to evolve.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2002