Wicking beds and vegies

Wicking beds and vegies

Wicking beds are a great solution for growing vegies (and some fruit trees) where water is scarce or in tricky spots in the garden.

Girls can be farmers too!

Girls can be farmers too!

Having been a woman farmer for almost 20 years, and being around so many other awesome women farmers all the time, it’s easy to forget that most people still think of the stereotypical farmer as a man. Luckily Kate Keegan, who is a producer at ABC ME, is aware...

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...

You can take the farmer off the farm…

We’re taking a few days holiday off the farm. Well, when I say holiday, I mean working holiday. We try to get away at least once a year to do a review of the past season and plan for the year ahead. There’s two reasons we get off the farm to do it – one is to get away...

Unsung farming heroes – Week 9 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

Just recently, I’ve been lucky enough to meet one of my local heroes. This is Margaret, one of the early apple tree growers in our district. She and her husband had a very famous nursery that specialised in heritage apples, and they grew more than 500 varieties....