Conferences and Field Trips!

Conferences and Field Trips!

One of the challenges for farmers is to find the time and resources for professional development. For most of us, there’s no defined career development pathway, so it’s something we have to figure out for ourselves. First, find the conference, workshop or...

Organic farmers get thrown out of organic cafe!

Yes, it’s true, this year’s Australian Network of Organic Orchardists (ANOO) conference (yep, all of us) was asked to leave the cafe where we were holding our meetings (you can see from the photo what a rowdy bunch we are) after the management decided we...

What Do You Call a Gathering of Organic Orchardists?

A couple of weeks ago we got to do something we hardly ever do – hang out with a bunch of other organic apple growers. It may seem strange that this is a rare and unusual event, but it’s the result of a couple of slightly unfortunate circumstances. The...