Latest updates from the other HOFC farmers.
The Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op is hosting Dr. Christine Jones, presenting an online workshop called Fundamentals of Soil on Sunday, August 23 2020, at 11 am.
This month we’ve asked one of our long time dedicated volunteers, Abigail to share some words from her perspecitve about how volunteering with Gung Hoe is for her. Almost every week, Abigail (along with other long time collie Cohen) ride their bikes the 45min...
Tellurian Fruit Gardens is running an internship program for the 2020/21 fruit season. Successful applicants will learn the ins and outs of managing an organic orchard. It will include accomodation, food and a small stipend. Applications open until mid sept 2020.
Here’s the results of our feedback survey for the 2019/20 fruit CSA. I had 70/100 members fill out the survey which is excellent! Of those respondents, 95% rated our CSA 4 or 5 out of 5 for ‘quality of produce’, ‘value for money’ and ‘communications’ – and that is even more excellent!
Three years ago Katie was looking for someone to join forces with her and Merv in the bare rooted fruit tree nursery. They had been doing it for years together, Katie learning everything about growing new fruit trees from scratch side by side with her dad Merv. They wanted to ramp up production and spread […]
Here at Sellar Farmhouse Creamery we were never interested in selling milk in single use packaging. However there’s much more to it than you might think.
We are currently seeking grants and creative funding opportunities to get our first internship program off the ground. We are hugely excited about this and our vision is that it will become a program we offer each year for aspiring growers to learn the ins and outs of being a market gardener. Ruby is our […]
It’s all about planning times and carpets of the mind. How important is it to be well of mind and body…plus some great pics of the dream team!
This is a very common question from people looking to buy a fruit tree from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery, particularly at this time of year before orders close on June 30. Unfortunately it’s a bit tricky to answer, and there’s lots of “ifs” and “buts”, but here goes – we’ll try to answer succinctly, […]
Do you think about soil much, or is it just something you walk around on, or maybe try to grow something in? If you’re already a keen gardener and have had fruit trees or a vegie patch for a while, you’re probably already aware of how important soil is, and (like Hugh caught smelling rainforest […]
Last week’s blog post about “Know the parts of your fruit tree” led to a flurry of questions about the difference between leaf buds and fruit buds, so that’s today’s blog topic. It’s definitely a very useful thing to know before you start making any pruning cuts, because you definitely don’t want to accidentally remove […]
The Weekly Farmers Market has been going from strength to strength lately with more and more stall holders coming every week. A solid and reliable constant through our the chaos of the pandemic, it really is becoming a staple part of the communities food habits. Not only that, the subtle and more obvious community building that happens through this market is really what its all about.