Native bees - Belmont Neighbourhood Community Garden

The local habitat in Belmont, despite a recent battering from the storms, is lush and abundant in food. The well established permaculture gardens are a wonderful example of a community program that continues to grow and inspire others. Volunteers attend at least 2 days per week each, planting, weeding and taking home the spoils of their labour. Most of them are new to gardening and are on a real learning curve. For some of them this community volunteer position is a way back to work after illness or other events. One volunteer, their knowledge guru, comes everyday just because it's what he loves and he feels he has become a better person for it. The power of the humble garden! The macadamia

Bob's Farm Blueberries

Tucked away in the bush on the Nelson Bay plains is Bob's Farm Berries. They specialise in growing southern highbush and rabbiteye varieties of blueberries, that thrive in the local acid sandy soils, in addition to raspberries, youngberries, boysenberries, strawberries, and garlic. David and his wife bought the small bush plot with good friends of theirs who also built a home there, making the move to acreage affordable. Most of the block has been preserved in it's natural state, with perhaps an acre cleared around their home. Growing since 2008, David is a wealth of knowledge on blueberries. They selected the Southern Highbush, which has 2 kg crop, a lower yield than their other main vari

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We are gardeners, farmers, and first time producers of our own backyard fodder, who meet monthly to learn about living and growing sustainably in the Hunter Valley and surrounds.

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60 Oswald Lane, Oswald 2321 NSW

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