Five ways to lead an organic lifestyle

Five ways to lead an organic lifestyle

Do you like the sound of living an organic lifestyle? For most people, that probably means trying to eat organic food in their diet as much as possible – but it’s expensive, right? And what about when you eat out? Or have a houseful of hungry teenagers? As...
5 ways to help your fruit trees recover from fire

5 ways to help your fruit trees recover from fire

Hopefully you’ll never need this information, but if this summer is anything to go by, fires are a growing risk. We’ve had a fire in our orchard, so we want to share our experience about how to help your trees recover. Watching the fire burn through the...
Soooooo close…

Soooooo close…

For the last 18 months or so we’ve building a new ‘hub’ for our farmers here in the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op. This is how the site looked when we began: As soon as we started the co-op on the farm we knew we were going to need more...
It’s garlic time…

It’s garlic time…

The stars have aligned and today we pull out our 5th crop of garlic! Always a momentous occasion! This time we celebrate with a special treat of mint slices and pub squash! We consulted our oracle–the Brian Keats Astro Calendar–to find the best day...
Dear America (part 1)…

Dear America (part 1)…

Like a distant uncle that sends weird postcards from afar, we’ve grown up with you in our lives but never really known you. After travelling for 5 weeks, 12 states, and 4,000+ miles, we still barely know you at all, but at least have had the chance to make some...
Field Trips Are Fun

Field Trips Are Fun

Field trips to other people’s properties are one of the most effective ways of learning about farming (apart from actually doing it for a few years, of course). Ant at his first ANOO conference, with Hugh and Katie We’re just back from ANOO 2019, the fifth...