Following a successful career in underwater electronic engineering both in Bass Strait and the North-West shelf, David sold his companies and bought a 40 acre property in the Perth Hills area. Keen to start something new, he along with his wife Marika, established a nursery producing around 50000 apple rootstocks per annum as well as grafted and multi-grafted trees when Pink Ladies were first pioneered in WA.

They then developed the land further and planted 1800 plum trees on Palmette trellising with three export varieties, not realising that the absolutely back-breaking work really wasn’t a seriously profitable venture, contrary to what the WA Agriculture dept. maintained. Once it was time to return to Victoria, they purchased Country Fresh Herbs on Phillip Island, operating NFT hydroponic systems CFH was already supplying Coles and many independents with fresh culinary herbs. Country Fresh Herbs was sold in November 2018. Having now had 16 years experience with hydroponics and expanded their growing capabilities several times, they are spending as much time as feasible trying to establish Hydroponic growing systems in Mongolia as a philanthropic venture, with the HFF offering assistance where possible.

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