Here at Warrah Biodynamic Farm the past month has been spent fencing, mulching, pruning and making some changes so that the coming season has a better flow.
We’re planning to improve on last season’s results, while also building the scope for contributions from participants in our Warrah Society programs. The farm produces a lot of food for the community, but the core purpose of what we do is to hold the space for enriching lives and developing skills.
The produce is growing at a snail’s pace in the cold weather, giving the farmers time to reflect and prepare for spring, which will be here before we know it. We are now down to mainly leafy crops like kale, silverbeet, salad mix and the occasional cut of rocket. The citrus trees are still being harvested, but quality has been affected by the drought conditions experienced in Summer. Pictured here is Warrah resident and farmer, Chris, with a rather lovely looking haul of pumpkins from the paddock near the shop.
We harvested the last of the chillies – the last remaining summer crop – recently and started bringing in the first of the leeks. Cabbage and broccoli will be ready by Spring, which is when we will go from growing less than 10 varieties to just over 20!
Participants in our Social Therapeutic Horticulture Programs have continued work on the spiral garden, made preparations for a new bee hive and worked in the nursery which supplies the seedlings for the farm and the shop. The nursery will soon be planting seedlings for our upcoming Backyard Veg Workshop Series. Be sure to visit our website for details if you are interested in learning all the practical skills you need from an experienced local organic and biodynamic farmer.