FIELD DAYS

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.

MAY FIELD DAY:

Feedback Farms

10:00am 

Sunday 22nd May 2022

Kurri Kurri

A team of young farmers (Matthew, Lauren, James and Max) previously running a market garden at Cardiff Heights under the name ‘Feedback Organic Recovery’ have made a big move to Kurri Kurri and are continuing their wonderful work as ‘Feedback Farms’. 

The Feedback Farms Team moved to their current property (a 14 acre bushland block) in August 2021. They gradually build the garden beds using naturally available materials along with the compost sourced from the former Feedback Organic Recovery. Lots of eucalyptus woodchips are being mulched along the beds.

You will learn on how they created a habitat for wild animals amidst the market garden, showcasing that human activity and nature can co-exist and work wonders mutually. A frog pond and an in situ compost bed are highlights of their work, which may interest you.

Apart from Feedback Farms, Balaji and Hari (HOGS members) are taking care of lots of birds – chickens, ducks, turkeys and lovely geese), which may interest you. The team feeds the birds with vegetable scraps and the birds feeds back to the system with their nutrients. In addition to enjoying a tour of Feedback Farms, Hari will be organising a lunch (unique South Indian style). ​

Join us for the opportunity to find out what this exciting bunch of people wanted to share with us.


Schedule
 

10:00 am Morning Tea
10:30 am Educational Segment/ Guided Tour​
​12:00pm Lunch BYO and Hari’s delicacies
1.30 pm Estimated end of activities (feel free to leave at any time)​
Committee meeting will happen from 1.30 pm (Committee members only)

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ABOUT FIELD DAYS

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.

Cost:

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.

BE OUR HOST

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