It’s all happening!
Justin and I have purchased 5 acres of land with dreams of creating a self sufficient, productive and educational farm. After years of researching we are finally in the action stages of our big plan in which we want to achieve:
- Permaculture gardens and Hugelkultur beds, producing a diverse range of heirloom organic produce
- Food forest full of exciting trees producing fruit and nuts
- Sustainable woodlot
- Medicinal herb gardens
- Sensory gardens with labyrinth
- Native revegetation and habitat area including bush tucker plants
- Multi-animal pasture rotation system and bee hives, including Australian Stingless bees
- Extensive waste facilities including composting, worm farming and greywater recycling reed beds
- Education area and learning garden for running informative courses
- Nursery facililities for propagating plants and seed saving
- Community area for hosting events such as Solstices, harvest festivals and retreats
- Natural swimming pool and ice skating rink
We’re aiming to keep the spending to a minimum but we have grand ideas and there is lots that we’d like to achieve this year before the winter really sets in. Our immediate plans are to set up our waste facililities, including a large composting system and a variety of bathtub worm farms to help build the humus! As always, we will be looking to reduce our costs by collecting free materials wherever possible, including compostable waste food from local businesses.
We want to use what we can, sell what we can, and donate the remainder to local foodbanks. We want to work with the community and teach school children how easy it is to grow your own food. We plan to work with our local CSA to sell our goods and spread the sustainability word. And we want to have food security for lots of people.
We have had a few people ask us how they can help contribute towards our dream and so we’ve created a page on GoFundMe for people to donate.
If you are able to help us with our dream, any size donation will help and we would be eternally grateful. We would aim to send a little love your way in the form of fresh herbs and vegetables and inviting you to come stay at the farm for a weekend, helping us feed the chickens and maybe wrangling a goat or two.
Even if you can’t send money, good vibes are sincerely welcomed as well, as is a repost. ;) Thank you!