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In this episode we talk to a truly inspirational woman who shares her story about what it means to roll with the punches and build a thriving farm business from nothing.
Penny Kothe from Caroola Farm on the NSW Southern Tablelands was born on the western side of the Snowy Mountains. She finished off her schooling in Sydney before working in corporate roles both in Sydney and in Singapore. But the land kept calling and she returned to run a conventional beef farm in 2007.
Life was coasting along … CONTINUE READING
This is a unique opportunity to learn about SCPA Organics and to see how organic production systems have been implemented on the properties of 2 SCPA Organics members.
There are 2 events in October:
Sunday 18 October at Brogo Permaculture Gardens, property of John & Sharon Champagne
Sunday 25 October at Caroola Farm, Mulloon, property of … CONTINUE READING
We apologise to everyone that we have been out of stock of chicken for around a month. The chickens we are growing are a special heritage breed and the breeder is in the middle of expansion, as such we have had very limited supply of this beautiful style of birds 🙁 We are processing in time for the first weekend in May and fresh chicken will be available … CONTINUE READING
Caroola Farm will be having an Open Day on Sunday 3 May 2015 with local produce stalls, information stalls, talks from various sustainable farming and living organisations plus 3 farm tours.
Our next Open Day is Sunday 3 May from 10am until 4pm. Followed by dinner (limited bookings) of Caroola Farm Produce at Le Tres Bon in Bungendore at 6pm (booking separate and direct with Le Tres Bon on (02) 6238 0662).
We will have a range of guest speakers (yet to be announced) doing short presentations on the hour every hour, plus regional produce for sale from a variety of producers.
Farm tour bookings are essential (tours at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm).
Caroola Farm is a family-owned, permaculture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in the NSW Southern Tablelands. … CONTINUE READING
Fair Food is Australia’s first feature length documentary about the issues facing our local producers, and the importance of having access to small, independent regional food distributors. View the film preview here.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leading food advocates and participants from the film.
When: Wednesday 11th February, 6PM
Where: National Library of Australia
Level LG1, Theatre
Parkes Place West, Canberra
On Saturday 28 February, one day only, we’ll be offering farm tours for limited numbers.
Our 10.30am tour is full, but we do still have a few places for the 2.30pm please allow 2 hours. Tours will still proceed in wet weather (you’ll just need to come … CONTINUE READING
We are now offering 2-3, full time, 3 month internship positions throughout the year in each season, beginning September 2014. You may apply individually or as a couple.
Our internships offer motivated individuals or couples the ability to get stuck into learning about practical permaculture applications on a small farm.
You need to be able to commit to a minimum 3 month period. Positions are now open for application for Spring, Summer, Autumn and … CONTINUE READING
With the success of the Local Food Initiative and Australian Capital Region Food Hub, it has become evident that there is a growing demand for locally grown produce, preferable grown using organic practices. To assist in meeting this growing demand, Permaculture eXchange is proud and excited to announce a series of workshops on ‘Market Gardening for small-scale production’.
This series of five, day long workshops aims to take people who already … CONTINUE READING