What a treat!
This very young back yard garden is clearly in expert hands and already
highly productive, neat and beautiful. We marvelled at the outlook (the
sea is just in view), and the astonishing amount of work and careful
hand weeding that has obviously happened in a short amount of time.
We enjoyed a typically abundant seed savers shared lunch out on the balcony admiring Michelle's garden and getting inspired.
Thanks for hosting us for lunch Michelle, your garden astonished us all, in the best possible way.
Open every Sunday for you to come and select your freshly harvested spray free veg straight from the farm. 9am - 12 noon.
802 Williams Rd Nambucca.
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Our tour of Nambucca Valley Aquaponics was well attended and with a number of new faces (hello!!).
The farm is run by the always-look-on-the-bright-side father and son duo
of Keith and Luke Tutt. Never fear being a beginner. YouTube is your
best friend. They have learned everything by trial and error and looking
things up online. It was refreshing to see a real farm put together
with an eye on real function, not pretty matching fences.
A couple of the main findings along their way: aquaponics (with fish)
had far more robust results compared to hydroponics (just water and
fertilizers); and to solve their trouble with biting midges eating the
seedlings in the greenhouses, predatory mites from www.bioworksonline.com.au have been the answer.
The farm produce is spray free, and would be certified organic except
for an admin quirk - a gap in the certification rules. There is no
category for aquaponics. So although everything is grown to organic
standards, there is no certification to be had.
Wow does this farm produce! Look at all that food!!!