Farm Gate Tour 2017
Take yourself on tour with Hastings Landcare's 2017 Farm Gate Tour where you can experience where good food comes from and discover how our local farmers are protecting our natural environment and practicing sustainable agriculture. This year you can self-drive to over 10 properties, meet the farmers and learn about open range food production, Landcare initiatives and the local food movement. Farm Gates are open at set times over the 3 days of the June long weekend so you can tailor your tour to visit as few or as many farms as you wish..
Stretching from the oyster farms of the Hastings River to the lush grazing valleys of the Wauchope hinterland, the Farm Gate Tour is a must do exploration of the Greater Hastings region's stunning scenery. You get to visit farms not usually open to the public. Enterprises range from large to small scale holdings and include garlic, essential oils, cattle breeding, conservation sanctuaries, native bush-foods, pigs, sheep, dairy cows, free range chickens and up close animal encounters for children to enjoy.
We have rescheduled some of the Farm Gate Tours that cancelled. They are scheduled for Sunday the 27th August 2017;
- 10:30am Naked Farmers Tour, lunch available($15) at 12:30pm (bookings essential 6587 4383 or )
- 2:30pm Gromorbeef Tour (high clearance 4WD access)(bookings essential 6586 4465)
Sunday, August 27, 2017 8:30pm - 11:30pmNaked Farmers Tour, lunch available($15) at 12:30pm (bookings essential 6587 4383 or )
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:30am - 2:30amGromorbeef Tour (high clearance 4WD access)(bookings essential 6586 4465)
Who we are
Hastings Landcare Inc. is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association made up of member groups and individuals supporting natural resource management in the greater Hastings catchments.
We cover from the Maria River in the north to the Stewarts River in the south and all lands draining into the Hastings River including the Wilson, Pappinbarra, Thone, Ellenborough , Camden Haven Rivers, the plateau landscapes of Comboyne and Elands and the coastal corridor from Northside at Port Macquarie through to Crowdy Bay National Park.
We receive funding support from the NSW Government through North Coast Local Land Services and a range of other Australian Government or State Government funding programs.
What we do
We support communities, groups and individuals in natural resource management and restoration work.
The scope of our activities covers soils, water, biodiversity to sustain landscapes and communities.
We assist with access to information, technical assistance and funding support. We organise field days and workshops on a range of topics.