Grounded Ideas offers services and consultancy in the fields of agroecology, revegetation, landscape planning, biodiversity, natural resource management, facilitation and rural development.

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett has built a wealth of experience in working at the interface between productive and profitable farming systems, and sustainable ecosystems.  These cannot be divorced from each other or indeed the communities in which they exist.  Sarah works with organisations, farmers, rural communities and individuals to make positive moves towards their sustainability goals.

Over the last twenty years Sarah has worked across a broad range of landscapes facilitating and implementing projects of change. Community engagement and bridging connections is a focus that has led Sarah to make significant achievements in building partnerships in natural resource management at local and regional levels.  Sarah is interested in ecosystem services and biodiversity benefits in productive systems, creating connections between industry and environmental sectors along the way.   

Sarah is a board member of the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board, the Landcare Association of South Australia and active contributor and member of the Australian Institute of Ecological Agriculture.  Combined passion for improving connection to country and cultural awareness has seen Sarah work locally and regionally with First Peoples.  Sarah represents the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board on the Aboriginal Engagement sub committee and is a regular contributor to Reconciliation Barossa, building relationships in order to move forward with reconciliation planning in the Barossa Valley in South Australia.

phone: 0408 422 805  |    address: PO BOX 528 Angaston SA 5353   |     email:

Grounded Ideas Acknowledgement of Country
Grounded Ideas acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet, live, grow and work. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of First Peoples and recognise their deep and continuing connection to Country. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
First Nations Peoples have practised sustainable natural resource management to care for country for tens of thousands of years. The work of Grounded Ideas supports Aboriginal people to continue cultural traditions, share land management and ecological knowledge, and take a leading role in caring for their Country.