ABOUT US

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 & surrounds.

Secretary (Barbara): 0402 052 248

 

Mailing address:
60 Oswald Lane, Oswald 2321 NSW

 

hunterorganicgrowerssociety@gmail.com

All members receive free entry to field days, one free workshop per year, our monthly newsletter & that good feeling that you're apart of positive change.

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HOST A FIELD DAY

Host a field day at your sustainable farm or garden and support our community program of education and promotion of natural growing. Help to spread the word and show others how we can create a sustainable future.

Who can host a field day

We visit farms, gardens, tiny backyards, community projects and more, that provide examples of sustainable growing or resource production. You need to be located within the Hunter Valley, Central Coast or lower Great Lakes Region. You don't need to be strictly organic or certified.

How does a field day work

Usually we run field days on the second Saturday of the month. The committee arrives at 10.45am and holds a meeting for one hour. Our members arrive from 12.00pm with their own lunch and chairs. At 1.00pm the host provides a talk/tour of the property. This may run between 1 - 2 hours. This is followed by an afternoon tea provided by the members.

 

We require a shady location or shelter to meet under, and ideally an electrical outlet for our hot water urn. If a suitable location for lunch is not available, or if you sell food on site, we can be flexible with these arrangements, our members may wish to purchase food from you instead.

If you have produce available for sale our members would be interested in purchasing it on the day.

Our field days usually attract between 10 and 30 people, including our members and some visitors.

Why host a field day

Hunter Organic Growers Society is a not for profit community organisation that has been consistently promoting, providing education and building community around sustainable growing for close to 40 years.

 

We continue to support backyard growers, farmers, and other sustainable suppliers by providing education, and hands on workshops, by visiting farms and other projects. Our field day hosts provide an invaluable opportunity for us to learn from the people who live what they do, where it happens. This inspires and educates our community in better ways of producing food by learning direct from the source.

 

We provide promotional opportunities for our hosts via our website and social media channels. We aim to be the central hub of information for our region on sustainable growing. In mid to late 2017 we will be launching a list of sustainable producers, retailers and events on our website, that provides free listings.

Making connections is central to a strong community. We bring passionate growers together to share ideas about how we can create positive change. By hosting a field day you will be supporting us to support you and others to create the future you want to be a part of.

And as a little thank you, you'll receive a 12 month complimentary membership to HOGS.

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