The good work of becoming a fruit tree parent

The good work of becoming a fruit tree parent

Throughout July we’ve had people picking up their pre-ordered trees from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery (we closed on Sunday), and plenty of people picked up an extra tree or two while they were here! The days have been full of conversations about...
The organic road to glowing good health…

The organic road to glowing good health…

It’s becoming increasingly obvious (to us at least) that eating organic food is more than just a nice idea, or an optional extra. If we want to get serious about our own health, the health of the planet and creating a sustainable food system that’s...

Renewing the nursery with green manure

It might seem a bit late to be putting in a spring green manure, but better late than never, right? Sas figured out what seed we would need and how much, and I ordered it, and we were hoping it would arrive before all the lovely rain, but alas I was a bit late getting...

Christmas parties with a difference

I’ve been to three outstanding Christmas parties in the last couple of weeks, all of which were beautiful examples of what Christmas can be about. Two were for the boards I sit on—Maldon and District Financial Services Ltd, or MDFSL (a not-for-profit company...

This is what “retirement” looks like…

We’ve been asked a lot recently how we’re enjoying our retirement. Well, so far, this is what retirement looks like… Though we’re not responsible for most of the orchards any more, we still look after the heritage apple orchard. We didn’t...

How to set up a farming co-op

We’ve signed the leases! It took 3 months of negotiation and not a little angst, but all 4 founding members of the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op now have a lease at the farm. (In fact the leases all started on 1 July, it just took another 3 months to work out...