• Guided tours next open day Sun 21st Oct for international apple day

    Our Permaculture open day has been a great success since we began them in 2013 ,  so once again we will open up the same way with tours in 2018 on May 6th,  Nursery open Noon -4pm and fruit tastings following the tour.

    Grafting demonstration @ 12.30 followed by tour at  2pm for Sun  2019  showcasing Permaculture and heritage fruit trees all in a Bio-dynamic management system on this one July 29th we will have a grafting demo at 12.30 and a tour at 2pm

    We will  open in 2018 for  21st Oct  International Apple day (traditionally on 21st Oct) Blossom will still be out across the orchard.

    Telopea Mtn Permaculture will open what was a 101 year old Flower farm & now celebrates 25 years a  permaculture demonstration farm with many fruits both the ones you expect plus many sub tropical fruit with rare breeds poultry plus other useful animals to see.

    Where the international Permaculture day features tastings of available fruit each year, the International apple day is about all the lovely blossom and newly forming fruit on these fruit trees, the carvings and about permaculture functions on the farm.

    In May this will include your invitation to try the fruit available from our collection, Silvia will conduct tastings of old varieties of Apple, Pear & Nashi that are grown onsite under Certified Biodynamic & Organic conditions.

    Peter will lead your tour thru the collection started 23 years ago and then into the newest netted enclosure where all the 470+ apples have  been re-established on espaliers, with this older collection now 10-15 years old heavy in fruit, the new Cidery with the 62 varieties is half planted already.

    The new fig collection is growing with 70 of the 110 varieties already planted in their new area with a Hugelculture and future 5 experimental guild plantings, new quince and rare apricots are in a new section, the plums collection has most of our 130 of the 150 varieties replanted.

    To add to our 1/2 acre commercial  fully netted enclosure 2 More new fully netted and fox proof enclosures are now in operation so you can see how a smaller one of these might work for you@ home.

    We will also discuss how Bio-dynamics is used to provide health for the system and how Permaculture Design was used to create and improve this property since 1994

    Bookings should be made prior via an email to Peter  to reserve a place on the day as numbers will be limited or call 0418 665 880 for more info. in 2015 we trialed using “Eventbrite” which seemed to work well for all concerned, so we will use this again in 2016 which also means this accepts visa if required

     

    NO megaphones following a farmer on the back of a ute here!, it’s nice and personal with time to ask your individual questions.