Backyard High quality Farming
Residing flippantly on our planet has at all times been our purpose. In 1983 we bought a rundown property at Heathfield, within the Adelaide Hills 3km from Stirling located in outer suburbia. At this time Nirvana now offers a beautiful life-style.
Nirvana is a small blended orchard .Natural strategies have been used since 1983 and since 1988 biodynamic strategies have been launched & developed. In 1989 grew to become 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 function 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 decreased mowing price 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 swimsuit the slopes.
Areas of native scrub present over wintering websites for bugs & nesting websites for birds & bats, together with numerous orchard plantings help within the total stability of the property.
The spring fed valley kinds the pinnacle waters of Scott Creek. This offers supreme rising circumstances for berries in addition to offering a wetland habitat.
Worth added agriculture can also be a part of the system. High quality jams & preserves are produced in small batches from produce grown on the property. Our Sizzling Roasted Chestnuts might be discovered is Stirling throughout Autumn and early winter. Our distinctive seasonal produce, jams & preserves can be found solely from our farm store.
Helpful information is handed on through workshops & farm excursions.
Farming within the Adelaide Hills is underneath stress 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.