Permaculture Interest Group (PIG) at Bungendore Community Gardens Sat 21 June

Want to meet other people in the area growing their own food?

Want to learn & share knowledge and resources?

Want to see Bungendore Community Garden come back to life with a brand new plan for a heritage-based food garden?

Or find out more about upcoming free workshops?

We know you are out there and we’d love to meet you, catch up and find out  what you are doing!

Kicking off with a Winter Solstice BBQ meet up at Bungendore Community Garden

Saturday 21st June

9am : Tree Care on the Common

11am-12pm : Short talk outlining plans for … CONTINUE READING

Regional Producers Project – Upper Shoalhaven Wed 18 June

Are you a producer or looking to be a producer of food or fibre in the Upper Shoalhaven?

Join the Upper Shoalhaven and Upper Deua Landcare Network for their Regional Producers Project and learn about the Business of Local Food and Fibre Production.

RSVP’s are essential

Where: The Old Cheese Factory

When: Wednesday 18 June 2014

Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Guest speakers

  • Penny Kothe ‘Caroola Farm’ – small animal production
  • Bronwyn Richards ‘Wynlen House’ – vegetable growing and seasonality
  • Gary Sully ‘Sully’s Cidery’ – cider production and its links to local heritage
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Australian heritage chicken now available

Our heritage chicken is the most flavoursome and natural chicken you will find.

Pasture raised from heritage stock provided by the Sommerlad family in the New England Tablelands, these birds are more naturally adapted to outside foraging and temperatures that the traditional white meat bird.

Our heritage chickens take twice as long to grow as the conventional supermarket chickens, and the live active, healthy and happy lives.

We have limited stock of these great tasting chickens and will have them at Braidwood Farmers Market this weekend, Saturday 31 May and Southside Farmers Market (CIT Woden) on Sunday 1 June.

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Pastured Lamb

IMG_5710Our sheep are Dorpers. We only have a small flock and the lambs are processed at around 6 months to provide tasty, tender young meat.

Challenges: Managing the health of a small flock of sheep without chemical supplement in order to provide organically grown meat.

Solutions: Our sheep are grazed on our 100 acres of primarily native pasture using holistic management practices. This provides them with a constant source of fresh pasture and … CONTINUE READING

Our pastured chickens

IMG_6325At Caroola Farm, our chickens are more than just free range, they are pastured and certified Humane Choice. They are housed in the paddock with mobile chook houses that they may go into if they choose, rather than primarily housed in sheds and let out to roam if they choose…

Challenges: It’s great to have our chickens on pasture, challenges can be limited pasture in times of drought, weather extremes and predator foxes … CONTINUE READING

Latest information on the Permaculture Open Day

IMG_0346Sunday 4 May 2014 10am to 4pm

Entry by donation with proceeds going to the FuturePLANS Local Food Initiative

Visit our local Information and Produce Stalls

Information Stalls

Chakula – tool for food producers, sellers and eaters

FuturePLANS – connecting people, ideas and resources for sustainability

Permaculture eXchange – regional permaculture education group

Southern Harvest – regional producers network

Local Land Services – information on biodiversity and native vegetation

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Basic Carpentry and Building Practical 13 and 14 Sept 2014

Part of our Farm Establishment Series of Practical Workshops

David Spicer’s approach to teaching comes from his proven practicality, having over 15 years’ experience in permaculture design and education. His courses are 70% practical and 30% theory.

David has worked and taught with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute Tasmania, and Geoff Lawton at the Permaculture Research Institute’s Australia Zaytuna farm.

Want to find out how to plan and build basic structures for your garden and farm without having to outsource the problem? Wood stores, animal shelters, sheds and outhouses. There is a lot you can do yourself.

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Irrigation and Plumbing Practical 23 and 24 August 2014

Part of our Farm Establishment Series of Practical Workshops

David Spicer’s courses include 30% theory and 70% practical application. His approach to teaching comes from his proven practicality, having over 15 years’ experience in permaculture design and education working and teaching with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute Tasmania and Geoff Lawto;  managing director of the Permaculture Research Institute Australia Zaytuna farm.

Water is one of THE most important things in any garden or farm situation. Learn how to set up water systems to get water where you want and when you need it and without spending a fortune … CONTINUE READING

Farm Fencing Practical 9 and 10 August 2014

Part of our Farm Establishment Series of Practical Workshops

David Spicer’s approach to teaching comes from his proven practicality, having over 15 years’ experience in permaculture design and education working and teaching with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute Tasmania and Geoff Lawton; managing director of the Permaculture Research Institute Australia at Zaytuna farm.

David’s courses are 30% theory and 70% practical.

Whether you are after traditional or modern fencing, standard or electric, movable or fixed, this course is for you. Learn about your options and what you need for your property. Get hands on experience that will enable … CONTINUE READING