Organic Farm Tour

Join this day tour to visit an Organ Farm, developed in an attempt to restore old orchards that have been abandoned and reinvigorate agriculture in our peri urban areas this farm has taken on the restoration of an apple orchard and a nut farm in the area. To make the farms work economically the focus has been on moving to: direct to consumer, value adding and diversifying the old farms. There is a market garden in the orchard with over 22 lines of different vegetables picking year round and supplying local restaurants and cafes. The farmers core focus is a (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture member system that provides boxes of produce to families on a weekly basis. Enjoy this tour and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch prepared from garden ingredients, luxury transport and a small group.
Bilpin 2758 NSW AU
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  •  Experience a market garden and discussion about food systems. Why we sell directly to our customers. The importance of being connected to your farmer. The carbon footprint of your food.
  • Demonstration of composting and worm farm systems. How we divert tonnes of food waste from the restaurants we supply from going to landfill and use it to grow produce. Discussion about benefits of using organic fertilizers (worm castings) over chemical fertilizers.
  • Tour of market garden and discussion on natural systems farming. Why we plant perennial flowering hedgerows in all our beds encourage beneficial insects that eat pests and aid pollination. How we use deep mulch and compost to increase microorganisms in the soil that cycle nutrients to our plants, filter and hold water coming onto the farm and draw carbon out of the atmosphere.
  • Tour of the orchard and discussion on our orchard restoration project. Grafting demonstration. Why we have grafted hundreds of old varieties of apples onto an abandoned orchard. Why there are so few apple orchards left around Sydney how important they are to our area. The importance of saving fruit varieties and veggie seeds that we could lose forever.
  • Tour of bee hives. The plight of our honey bee and possible repercussions. Why we don’t use insecticide on the farm.

Tour departure points 

  • Bomaderry Woolworths (meet opposite Time & Again Cafe)
  • Berry Donut Van (please wait at the bus stop)
  • Albion Park Rail (bus stop opposite Mcdonalds northbound)
  • Wollongong Railway Station (meet opposite station entry)

Tour returns to Bomaderry about 6:30pm via drop off points above (as required)

Saturday 24th October 2021 Departs Bomaderry 7:00am Berry 7:15am Albion Park 7:40am Wollongong 8:15am

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Organic Farm Tour

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Tour Date: Saturday 24th October 2021

Join this day tour to visit an Organ Farm, developed in an attempt to restore old orchards that have been abandoned and reinvigorate agriculture in our peri urban areas this farm has taken on the restoration of an apple orchard and a nut farm in the area.

To make the farms work economically the focus has been on moving to: direct to consumer, value adding and diversifying the old farms. There is a market garden in the orchard with over 22 lines of different vegetables picking year round and supplying local restaurants and cafes. The farmers core focus is a (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture member system that provides boxes of produce to families on a weekly basis. Enjoy this tour and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch prepared from garden ingredients, luxury transport and a small group.

Saturday 24th October 2021 Departs Bomaderry 7:00am Berry 7:15am Albion Park 7:40am Wollongong 8:15am