We are a group of like-minded growers of edible and useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.
Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
Lowanna visit - Fortune favours the brave
Well the day held some wobbly but manageable weather, our optimism paid off! It was a bit of an adventure down the driveway, but a hospitable welcome awaited our cheerful group.traight into a cuppa, nibbles and chatting, then, spotting a dryish
moment, we took a waltz around the garden. There was an established,
integrated chook run/orchard and new netted vege patch underway. Our
hosts have extensive alternative health knowledge, so lots of
interesting and unusual herbals are mixed into the rambling gardens. We
were impressed by the frost-protected banana/papaya tower and a
Under construction is another mud brick
guest accommodation, for others to come and enjoy the beauty and
ambiance of Lowanna.
Back undercover for a fabulous lunch, well timed with yet another downpour.
Then Andrew 'twisted our arms' for a bush
walk down to their beautiful river. The intrepid jumped in and the rest
of us fended off the friendly leeches
Then the day concluded, with some cheeky patches of blue sky, as we
assembled back into our car pools and carefully negotiated our way back
to the main road.
Thanks Andrew and Judy - we will definitely have to revisit this one!