Once a month join us to learn about growing vegetables & fruits, raising farm animals, and how to care for your soil. Meet the farmer, or tour a backyard growers garden. Make friends and exchange produce, ideas and smiles! Open to members and visitors.



Saturday March 27th



Melissa Fogarty and her family nurture an amazing urban farm on half an acre at Medowie including fruit trees, chickens, bees and vegetables. They've been using permaculture principles and planting with the moon for the last five years, regularly selling their produce at Maitland's Earth Markets.  

After barely surviving the drought 12 months ago, the pandemic necessitated a pivot for the family to continue safely selling their food. With an immunocompromised person in the home, Melissa implemented a system of pre-ordering and socially distanced pick ups from the farm gate. 

Join us on Saturday 27 March for a tour of this amazing garden and find out why it's called Blue Boat Farm Gate! 


12.30pm Lunch BYO (optional)


1.15pm "Spotlight on..." our new mini educational series


1.30pm Tour of garden

4.00pm Estimated end of activities (feel free to leave at any time)​

Bookings for this event are now open. 

Due to COVID restrictions, bookings are limited to current financial members. 

If you're not a current member, please visit the Join Us page.

Location details provided in your booking confirmation.  


Field Days Field days are usually held once a month except in January.

Lunch is at 12.30pm, and talks or tours start at 1.15pm. We usually finish by 4pm but you are welcome to leave whenever you like. 

What to bring: A folding chair, lunch and drinks, hat and sturdy shoes, produce to swap/share/sell.


Members - free
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only current financial members are eligible to attend field days. Bookings are compulsory due to limited numbers. BOOK NOW


Wet Weather: Check our Facebook field day event page or tune into 2NURFM 103.7 or 1233 ABC Local Radio for updates on the day.


Car Pooling: Head over to our Facebook page and post in the field day event listing to offer or ask for a lift. Alternatively contact us via phone.


Share your knowledge for a sustainable future. Host a field day at your garden or farm.


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.

Secretary (Barbara): 0402 052 248


Mailing address:
60 Oswald Lane, Oswald 2321 NSW

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

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