Any questions call Dee Humphreys 049 775 4486 (PN Open Garden Coordinator)
This amazing 17 acre property that backs on to the north Maroochy River was once just grassy paddocks with a few animals grazing on it. Bob and Chris Cameron have transformed these paddocks into a nature lover’s paradise with farm forestry on contour and dams stocked with fish.
Over the years gardeners have made their mark on this property, planting a variety of edibles into the forestry system. Two years ago a large 1500 sq metre fenced vegetable garden was created to grow food to give to the staff of Rockcote (Bob and Chris’s earth friendly paint and render production factory at Yandina). Here 55 staff can choose to have a free weekly food box from whatever is growing (seasonally) on the farm.
All greens and fruit is grown with enriched compost made on site. Permaculture plants are grown along with annuals and Permaculture practices are used on every inch of the farm. Every seedling is grown from organic seeds, plus some of our own seed collected from the previous year’s crops.
All animals are used as tools to prepare degraded paddocks and slowly bring them back to optimum use. Pigs are cell grazed to remove unwanted herbs and noxious plants and grasses such as Blady grass. Laying chickens not only produce great eggs but are also cell grazed across paddocks to manure and remove unwanted pest such as ticks and grasshoppers. Ducks are cell grazed to manure paddocks. There are pasture fed meat chickens that get a short but loved life on the farm producing a great roasting chicken for staff to enjoy.
The tour will demonstrate various facets of Permaculture and Holistic farming practices and hopefully give you ideas on what can be achieved on you property, large or small . This is one property on the calendar NOT to miss!