Sunday, September 15, 2013

Canowindra Community Garden - Working Bee

Sam and Simone and the kids had a ball at the Canowindra Community Garden working bee yesterday... If you are ever around on the 3rd Sunday of every month, around 4pm, drop in and join in the fun of weeding, planting and harvesting delicious organic veggies, followed by a BBQ!



Keep up with the fun on the Facebook page!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Canowindra Community Hits ABC Radio News


Thanks to the boys at the Trading Post for hosting ABC on Thursday!

A little cut and paste...
"Local shop and cafe owner Nick Jacobs made a tree change 11 years ago, leaving Sydney and settling in Canowindra after three years of research.
"It's got a diversity of industry. It's very fortunate to have great farming land. It's a community that has maintained the ability to be sustainable as a small regional community, and we also felt it had a huge potential to grow and develop into the future.
"There's not many smaller communities that can achieve what we are able to achieve, and that's purely because we have a sense of community."

And a link to the original article!

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/nsw/content/2012/06/s3520453.htm

Monday, May 7, 2012

Block 7 for Sale

BLOCK 7, RIVERS ROAD ORGANIC FARMS

THIS BLOCK HAS BEEN SOLD

This 8.42 hectare bare block has uniform red clays, mostly free draining, and direct access to power. It is irrigated with a shared 3.6ML/ha river/bore licence. It is one of twelve farm blocks within a unique, successful Community Title organic farm development, has been fully soil surveyed and is surrounded by wide lanes for vehicles and stock, and native tree windbreaks. Block 7 comes with an associated 0.5 hectare house block with building approval, underground phone, power and water connected.

There is no limitation on your farming activities except that you maintain organic certification. As part of a group of certified organic growers there is greater potential to achieve your goals through cooperation, as outlined in the Management Statement:

"The objective of this Neighbourhood Scheme is to facilitate the creation of viable intensive organic agricultural developments by promoting co-operation and self-reliance among the proprietors of Lots in the Neighbourhood Plan"


Contact: Herb and Jenny Gardner
herb@gadnersground.com.au
Tel. 02 63443135


Monday, April 16, 2012

RROF interviewed on Radio National

Herb and Sam recently had the privilege of explaining to Joel Werner of ABC Radio National about what we are doing at Rivers Road Organic Farms.

To listen go to the Off Track webpage.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2011 Harvest Kalavista Olives

The olive harvest is over for another year. Our plump, ripe kalamata olives are pickling happily. The trees have made a sigh of relief as the weight has been lifted.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Organic Community Title



"The objective of this Neighbourhood Scheme is to facilitate the creation of viable intensive organic agricultural developments by promoting co-operation and self-reliance among the proprietors of Lots in the Neighbourhood Plan." By-Law 1, Neighbourhood Management Statement, Rivers Road Organic Farms, DP 285610.
The above objective can only be changed by unanimous decision by all members of this neighbourhood plan, and therefore is an effective organic covenant.
This unusual application of organic certification formed the basis for Cowra Council approval of the Development Application in 1998. The Council was at the time accutely aware of the risks of rural subdivision in areas of prime agricultural land. They referred to a NSW shire council which had been sued by a resident of a subdivided block adjacent to cotton farms, because of the chemical drift.

Margie and Wooly - Rosnay Organic Grazing

Rosnay Organic Grazingis a unique business run by RROF members Andrew Wooldridge and Margie Crowther. They basically manage the sustainable, low stress grazing system across the whole property and market the resulting meat themselves through a "Chop Club". If you are interested in receiving their organic meat, locally butchered and delivered fresh or frozen in a box, please email rogpp@bigpond.com