WOOO HOOOO! we made it onto the cover of a local ag mag. This is awesome exposure for the Willunga Farmers Market and young organically minded famers in the state. Lovin’ it.
Thank you Glynn Bradley, for choosing us as your new drop off point for surplus mulch! We are very excited to be getting regular loads of mulch delivered to our patch. our aim is to have a whole heap of it just slowly composting away.
Today we took a field trip to the Botanic gardens and paid a visit to the Diggers store. This is a fabulous shop that we all recommend you visit if you haven’t already. it was very worth our while to sign up for the two year membership. We bought up a whole lot of seeds that we are able to plant now. Amongst them were, Beetroot heirloom mix, two varieties of Kale, brassicas, Fennel, and herbs.
After the large berm of soil was all distributed over the land we measured out some contours and Jock came in and ripped the land on contour. We decided to do this so any rain or water that penetrated into the land would soak further into the soil rather than running down hill (if we were to rip down the slope), this is a passive water harvesting strategy. With the contour marked out we were then able to start working on our first swale!
The very first step we had to take on the property was to move a large soil berm that had been introduced onto the land about 4 years ago. Instead of having to hire in expensive machinery and a driver, Jock Harvey brought his over to help us out. I even got a lesson! Stoked :)
What a whirlwind receiving the scholarship was! Heaps of photos and articles all around. Thank you everyone for your support and excitement for us! :)
So even before the Willunga Farmers Market Young Farmers Scholarship has been confirmed, Alex and I have been networking with some locals and gathering resources. This is Trudy! what a woman! she gave us a whole trailer load of goodies. Horsey Poo, old beautiful sleeper and some asparagus crowns. Thanks Trudy. We appreciate it!