Fighting Fire With …… Fire?

Recently you would have seen the terrible catastrophe that wild bushfires have caused across the south eastern parts of Australia, with 200 people killed, thousands now homeless, and whole communities shattered and destroyed. Now the blame game has started so we can identify how we could have let this happen, and then, how we ensure it doesn't happen again.

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Have you heard? – The Near River CSA is having a one-off, mid-season intake. You’ll need to be quick.

We supply boxes of chemical-free, wholesome and nutritious vegetables each week to families in the Hastings Valley here on the Mid North Coast, and to families in Sydney. And we’re having a one-off, mid-season intake. So you’ll need to leap at this opportunity.

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Our First CSA Harvest at ‘Near River’

Earlier this month we started our Community Supported Agriculture project from our 22 acre property, ‘Near River’, in the Hastings Valley on the Mid North Coast of Australia’s eastern seaboard. I need to say that it has been a very anxious time!

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The Return of the Organic Maven!

ABC refused to air the Al Gore 'Repower America' advert (so much for freedom of speech!) and we've chosen to commence taking our produce to families and homes in Sydney! And I spent a week or so 'under canvas' in the World Heritage listed Werrikimbe National Park, walking through some awesome cool temperate Antarctic Beech rainforests. Very inspiring and humbling stuff.

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Goin’ Up The Country – Our Treechange Story

So why would two otherwise intelligent forty-something’s go into partnership with another couple, choose to live with them under the same roof, have the husbands walk away from seemingly good employment with nothing firm to go to, with none of them having any previous farming experience save for a trained urban horticulturalist? This must be some mighty strong dream we’re following.

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