Annemaree’s passion for the environment is undeniable. As co-founder and director of Plan-It Rural, she helps agricultural and rural businesses to manage their planning and regulatory requirements among other services.
“We are particularly passionate about educating landowners to develop regenerative land-management practices,” she says.
One of the services Annemaree and her business partner Linda Martin-Chew offer is tree change or rural coaching.
“Many people have the dream of living on land, or running a farm,” Annemaree says. “It’s a fantastic thing to do, however it’s more complicated than what people imagine.” Plan-It Rural helps would-be land and farm owners with pre-purchase inspections, property design and project feasibility studies like crop reports.
Annemaree, who is also certified in permaculture says that “It’s as much about helping people to understand the business side of farming, as well.”
It’s difficult to imagine where Annemaree gets the time to fit everything in. In addition to her farm at Willowmavin where she farms beef, poultry, Dalhousie Farm eggs, olives and vegetables, AnneMaree also breeds Clydesdale sport horses, which have been a passion for the past 15 years.
An enthusiastic community member, Annemaree has held voluntary positions in Pony Club, Adult Riding Club, Landcare, BEAM Mitchell Environment Group and a number of advisory groups.