Be inspired by innovative and sustainable farming – for thirty years this farmer has been using sustainable techniques and diversifying the farm’s outputs, to cater for the expanding family.
Recently the operation has achieved success with the Ballance Farm Environment Awards and has featured on popular television show ‘Country Calendar’.
Economic diversity is demonstrated by a large scale native plant nursery, a huge summer music festival (Northern Bass) and continuation of beef farming.
Historic events will be explained along with discussions on the changing environment. Be stimulated and challenged as we consider how differently, with a slight change in thinking, land could be used. Of particular interest are the home orchard and permaculture gardens.
This walk includes a home reared meat BBQ lunch in the homestead gardens and a tasting of orchard fruits.
Degree of difficulty: Walking over rolling farmland with a few short steeper sections.
Equipment: Boots recommended but good walking shoes would work.
Carpool: Departs Saturday 9.15am, 3-4hrs, $40.00 (includes BBQ lunch)
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