garden farm permaculture
- Commenced: 01/10/2009
- Submitted: 11/12/2011
- Last updated: 01/08/2012
- Location: please see map on website, Hiawatha, Victoria, Australia
- Phone: 61 3 51851235
- Website: www.gardenfarm.biz
- Climate zone: Mediterranean
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garden farm permaculture
Project TypeRural, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic
a farm, which, with diversity and development modelled upon permaculture principles, can demonstrate economic viability for its owners, and serve as a teaching and learning experience for its owners, visitors, clients, neighbours and friends
Bob and Angie run this farm with plenty of advice from others and a great library.
This 120 acre farm presently runs beef cattle, sheep, free range hens, fruit and vegetables, with further opportunities.
To date the infrastructure has been improved, zonings established, water systems have been created including gravity dams, ponds, orchards interspersed with potatoes and other crops, and soil improvements undertaken.
We have done major earthworks on some steep land to establish terraces for future fruit and nut forests.
Some chestnut and walnut plantings have been undertaken to augment and complement the wilderness areas
Wild life abounds and water birds frequent the property in direct proportion to the number of ponds we create
There have been two cottages established for those interested in holidaying or investigating the property
Presently we are working on a greenhouse and a rocket mass heater.
Future plans include compost stations on a farm scale which will utilise the biomass and chicken manure from the farm