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)
Hastings Landcare works in partnership with a range of government and non-government organisations to improve the effectiveness and achievements of Landcare in our district.
Our partners include:
Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
NRCMA fund the Community Support Officer and other projects that contribute towards the targets for natural resource condition articulated in the Northern Rivers Catchment Action Plan.
Port Macquarie Hastings Council
Port Macquarie Hastings Council and Hastings Landcare work together on strategic planning as well as on-ground projects. The Environmental Levy funding provided by Port Macquarie Hastings Council supports member groups and assists with small projects.
Community Environment Network – Land for Wildlife (LfW)
Community Environment Network (CEN) is an alliance of community and environment groups based in Gosford, Wyong and Lake Macquarie. It is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that works for ecologically sustainable development and against threats to it.
The Mens Shed, Wauchope
The Mens Shed are helping the Indian Myna control program through construction of traps that will be lent to people throughout the area.
Jung Constructions of Wauchope are supporting the Myna project by providing materials for trap making.
Digiscape Productions developed and maintains the Hastings Landcare website.