What happens when Permaculturalist meets Beef Farmer?
In 1999 we chose 12 acres with a small waterhole on our 650 acre King Island Beef cattle farm, laid out a Permaculture-inspired plan and dug a dam. We got on our knees and started planting trees. We added two kids and began a straw house. Two decades have passed, kids and trees have grown fast. Now its a hub of productivity, beauty and abundance. And we're still building that house.............
A farmy bush garden
A bushy food farm
'Where the frogs are happy - everybody's happy!'
We created this area of our farm because we wanted to provide more of our own needs, and raise our kids in a beautiful, productive, sheltered, interesting and 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 and an interest in Permaculture design principles and landscape function, with a pragmatic approach to biological soil science. We aim towards a responsible, balanced, economic & environmentally productive patch.
Set in the panoramic, pastoral peace of Pegarah, central King Island.
*Frogshack Farm Walks Enjoy a walk and interpretive talk around the farm with Carmen. Personalised guided walks for individuals or couples, or larger groups. 48 hrs advance booking essential.
*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.