This year I was awarded the prestigious 2012 Nuffield Scholarship sponsored by Impact Fertilisers and the Tasmanian Government. I would like to investigate white asparagus production for the gourmet market and am hoping to visit Germany to learn more about production techniques, as it is a large producer and consumer of white asparagus.

I have set up this blog to document my journey as a Nuffield Scholar, and also to write about what’s happening on Weston Farm, a small family business which I run with my wife Belinda. We specialise in Peony roses, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and fresh farm produce.