Farm Camping, Activities and Bush Adventures
A busy weekend in June last year saw the opening of our farm camping ground, when we hosted a four wheel drive club for three days of camping and activities. Since then we have seen a steady trickle of families and travellers calling in to camp a night or three and enjoy life on an organic farm. The picturesque rural setting encourages people to slow down and enjoy their surroundings while there is always plenty of activity around the farm. Our campers often join us in our day-to-day tasks. Farm work is really fun with a troupe of kids or some interested adults tagging along. Gleneden is a great playground and I have relished putting my outdoor education hat back on, guiding visitors on bushwalks, cycling and driving tours while Fiona shows interested guests how she produces our delicious cheese and other home grown products. We hope to see plenty of grey nomads calling in this year now that our road in from the Burnett Highway has been upgraded. It is great too when families are camping because we all have someone new to play with or talk to. We are hoping to attract some birdwatching and naturalist (not naturist) clubs to camp here this year. We would like some expert help to complete flora and fauna surveys of the farm.
We are moving into an era where people are wanting to be more connected with their food. Fortunately for us this creates a demand for produce such as ours. We think that good food comes from farms that look nice and smell nice (thanks Mr Salatin) and are open to the people who eat from them. We are proud of what we are doing here and it is a pleasure to show people around Gleneden Organic Farm. From a Landcare group to a kindergarten people have been keen to see our sustainable, regenerative farming methods and to enjoy the end results. This year we plan to offer a weekly farm tour and bullock team display on weekends through the cooler months and can accommodate groups any time.
Until Next Month
We are on an exciting journey together with much to learn and many goals to work towards. We would love to share it with you during 2015. There are a number ways that you can be involved. Come for a bullock team display, a camping trip, a Gleneden bushwalk, a farm tour. Take home some nutritious, delicious, local and ethical food or just stay in touch with us. You can make contact with us by phone, facebook or email. Come and have a cup of tea or share a meal with us in Gleneden.
Have a great year!
Rohan, Fiona, Eden and Jethro