So you think you can farm?

October 19, 2014

October 19, 2014

1:30 pm To 4:30 pm

488 Bloomfield Road, Nilma North, VIC

0458 266 294

Event Description

An afternoon with experienced Gippsland growers of organic fruit and vegetables. Our region enjoys great soils and a kind climate and the capacity to grow a great diversity of healthy, fresh produce.

We have a community keen to source local and organic food, but the mainstream food system has not fostered a local food economy, instead the majority of our fruit and vegetables come from far away. We have very few producers and local supply is quite limited.

Things are changing, though, and new opportunities for financial viability in ecological farming are being supported by the development of local, direct marketing initiatives, including farmer’s markets, vege box schemes and food hubs. This event is for those considering the big adventure that is small to medium scale market gardening and orcharding. It will be a great chance to learn something about what it takes to make it work well and to meet up with other farmers and gardeners. Organic production has been described as knowledge-intensive, rather than input-intensive.

Our group of growers will generously share insights gained from experience, while describing their own farms and business models. This will be followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea and a panel discussion; where attendees can find some answers to their burning questions about a life in farming. This event will be followed, a week later, by a meeting of current and future growers for the Baw Baw Food Hub.

Organizers

Baw Baw Organics

Short description—organiser

Baw Baw Organics grows fresh NASAA certified organic produce on small West Gippsland farms. We take our fruits, vegetables, berries and nuts to Melbourne Farmer's Markets each Saturday, and run a thriving vege box scheme in our local area.

We've been working hard, growing great fresh produce and thoroughly enjoying ourselves for a long time now. Our current project is to encourage a resurgence of small to medium scale, diverse, fresh food production in West Gippsland, through the establishment of a local Food Hub. 

 

To register, email us at

with the two questions you would most like addressed at the event.

Contact Information

info@bawbaworganics.com.au

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