Backyard High quality Farming
Residing flippantly on our planet has all the time been our purpose. In 1983 we bought a rundown property at Heathfield, within the Adelaide Hills 3km from Stirling located in outer suburbia. Immediately Nirvana now supplies a beautiful life-style.
Nirvana is a small combined orchard .Natural strategies have been used since 1983 and since 1988 biodynamic strategies have been launched & developed. In 1989 turned the primary property in SA to be NASAA licensed natural.Since 2003 the certification has been dropped as a result of it was serving little goal because the farm developed its personal path of seasonal, regional high quality meals .
Poultry performs a task within the farming system. Geese are the orchard mowers . This has lowered mowing value considerably. Additionally chooks, with the geese , present us with manure ,eggs, meat and pest management.
All energy equipment are single cylinder petrol. These are small, gentle & economical. Implements have been scaled or modified to go well with the slopes.
Areas of native scrub present over wintering websites for bugs & nesting websites for birds & bats, together with numerous orchard plantings assist within the general steadiness of the property.
The spring fed valley types the top waters of Scott Creek. This supplies preferrred rising circumstances for berries in addition to offering a wetland habitat.
Worth added agriculture can be a part of the system. High quality jams & preserves are produced in small batches from produce grown on the property. Our Scorching Roasted Chestnuts will be discovered is Stirling throughout Autumn and early winter. Our distinctive seasonal produce, jams & preserves can be found solely from our farm store.
Worthwhile information is handed on through workshops & farm excursions.
Farming within the Adelaide Hills is underneath strain from spreading suburbia. There’s a want for a top quality water catchment space & the preservation of the native surroundings. Quentin & Deb have confirmed through the years they will obtain a viable small farm, answering these wants by their strategies of land administration and advertising.