Heather, Dave and Sue

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    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Permaculture

    Short Property Description

    For 35 years now, on 940 acres of diverse plateau-edge forest with spectacular gorge pools and waterfalls, we two zoologists have created an off-grid, solar, gravity, wood and people powered – experiment in sustainable food gardening and land, fire and wildlife management.

    We have lots of food gardening and bushfire recovery related activities happening at the moment and are also helping out on other exciting community projects such as the Oxygen Farm (walking track), the Elands Company an old sawmill now used for community events and landscape rehabilitation, and organic lunches for our post fire “recombobulation” project at the local community health centre.

    Work hours are flexible, tasks varied, fruit, vegies, nuts etc fresh from the large garden/orchard/swales and diet mixed.

    Accommodation at the house is in 2 rooms, one with 3 single beds and one with a Queen bed but you can also choose to camp close by if you have that gear. Can pick you up from public transport at Wingham/Taree/Port Macquarie. Min stay 1 week unless you have own transport. Long stays are welcome as we love having visitors, sharing stories and showing them our beautiful river and plateau environment.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We  collect cow manure and slashed grass from all around the plateau to make a wonderful wormy compost for feeding the extensive edible annual and perenial garden plantings.

    We are currently planting summer vegie crops and harvesting, passionfruit, carrots, capsicums, chinese celery, salad greens, snow and sugar snap peas, many herbs (to dry for tea) and the enthusiastic, native, delicious warrigal greens.
    Good Tucker is high on our priorities!!

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