What happens when Permaculturalist meets Beef Farmer? In 1999 we took a 15 acre paddock with a small waterhole on our 650 acre King Island Beef cattle farm, laid out a Permaculturally-inspired plan, dug a dam and started planting. Now it is a diverse hub of productivity, beauty and abundance.
A farmy bush garden
A bushy food farm
'Where the frogs are happy - everything's good!'
The creation of this area of our farm was based on a desire to provide more of our own needs, in a beautiful, productive, sheltered & enjoyable place, while doing our best to use the land’s resources wisely.
We value a healthy & functional landscape and aim to reflect this in our property design and methods.
Our inspiration comes from many sources - generations of traditional and modern livestock farming & gardening, observation & love of the natural bush, & an interest in Permaculture design principles, organic & biological soil science & landscape function, to work towards a responsible, balanced, economic & environmentally productive patch.
Set in the panoramic, pastoral peace of Pegarah, central King Island.
*Wetland & King Island Indigenous Flora Since 1999 we have been propagating & planting our dams & wetland with King Island native species, including rainforest species and coastal plantings, some which are locally rare or extinct. We now enjoy the frogs, birds & other wildlife who visit.
*Birdwatching A photographers paradise, regular visits by water-birds, passerines, raptors & occasional wild pheasant & turkeys
*Farm animals Feed the chooks or lambs, see the guinea pig mowers or maybe catch up with some of our King Island Beef herd
*The Fruit Forest Diverse & Abundant
*Garlic all you ever wanted to know!
*Strawbale house - King Island's first building - in progress - still!
*For your comfort farm boots & large umbrellas are available for use, located in the toilet building.
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