Welcome to The Edible Forest, Annette Owen-Mulder and Les Mulder’s organic farm at Wherrol Flat.

Sunset and a storm at The Edible Forest Permaculture Farm
Sunset and a storm

We raise cattle and pigs, grow heritage fruit trees and a large range of vegetables. Annette uses the products of the fruit trees and veggie beds to make fabulous jams and preserves. We sell all of these things at local farmers’ markets.

In permaculture, the edible forest is a low maintenance and highly productive polyculture.  It overproduces compared to monocultures and contains many different ecological niches, which are all occupied by useful species.

Our Edible Forest is a 56ha (140 acre) demonstration permaculture/holistic management farm 10 minutes out of Wingham, NSW. We are building permaculture gardens and housing, as well as raising a variety of animals.

In conjunction with Manning Landcare, we have run a number of field days, around Keyline concepts and permaculture design.

Our aim is to use this web site to document the journey we’re on, learning our new trade and building a sustainable farming enterprise.

Cattle and Landrover at The Edible Forest Permaculture Farm

THE LATEST NEWS

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Important comparison Les 🙂

fantastic to see!

Mother Nature is truly astounding 🤗🧡

Wow! So good to see

Amazing

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2 months ago
Another denizen of the farm. Only a couple of centimeters long, (s)he may be a juvenile bleating frog, though it's a little hard to see the markings through all the hairy bits that come from hiding in the pile of wet partical board next to the bins...
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#theedibleforest #wherrolflat #frogs #frog #frogsofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifeathome #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #manningvalley
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Another denizen of the farm. Only a couple of centimeters long, (s)he may be a juvenile bleating frog, though its a little hard to see the markings through all the hairy bits that come from hiding in the pile of wet partical board next to the bins...
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#theedibleforest #wherrolflat #frogs #frog #frogsofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifeathome #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #manningvalley
2 months ago
The morning after the rains.
Dams are full to overflowing again, so in a week or two we can throw a tonne or so of bentonite in try to stop them leaking. Wish us luck...
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#dawn #morningmist #aftertherain #manningvalley #barringtoncoast #theedibleforest
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The morning after the rains. 
Dams are full to overflowing again, so in a week or two we can throw a tonne or so of bentonite in try to stop them leaking. Wish us luck...
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#dawn #morningmist #aftertherain #manningvalley #barringtoncoast #theedibleforest

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Good luck with that 🤗🤗🤗

Finally some rain! A torrential downpour, 4mm in 2 minutes and then a lovely steady rain. 26mm all up. A good start.

Les took this video of one of our green tree frogs. A bit of a surprise after months living inside a dry downpipe! Love those sucker feet!
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Certainly a favourite of mine. Now Annette you have had your share send some rain up the valley. Pleeeease

They were so noisey last night love them🥰

Fantastic enjoy. The frog sure did 😃

How good is that?

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Who said mulberry harvesting can't be fun. My niece and I harvested mulberries ready for the next batch of jam. ... See MoreSee Less
Who said mulberry harvesting cant be fun. My niece and I harvested mulberries ready for the next batch of jam.Image attachment

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The jam was splendid 😀

Great photos. The birds got my mulberries as they do every year 😞

We picked mulberries this afternoon. It was messy but fun.

The beetroot was absolutely beautiful thanks Annette 👌👌

We have had the same fun

This reminds me of when my kids were at Infants school in Strickland St. The mulberry tree in the school yard, they used to come home all purple in mulberry season.

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In March this year, a lovely friend of ours, Anna, asked us if we'd look after her cow, Georgie. Georgie was her only cow and Anna felt she needed company.

On 31st March Georgie arrived to stay. She is a sweet, gentle little cow, a trifle tubby but Anna said she gave her lots of treats.

Yesterday Les looked at her and thought the she was looking thin. She's the bottom of the pecking order here with our little herd so he was worried she might be missing out on the good feed but... look what he found this morning

Anna said it must have been an immaculate conception
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In March this year, a lovely friend of ours, Anna, asked us if wed look after her cow, Georgie. Georgie was her only cow and Anna felt she needed company. 

On 31st March Georgie arrived to stay. She is a sweet, gentle little cow, a trifle tubby but Anna said she gave her lots of treats.

Yesterday Les looked at her and thought the she was looking thin. Shes the bottom of the pecking order here with our little herd so he was worried she might be missing out on the good feed but... look what he found this morning

Anna said it must have been an immaculate conception

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How wonderful is that, a beautiful baby in this crazy world we live in 🤩🥰❤

Wow that’s sooo exciting congratulations

She was on Tinder and kept it secret

Wow what a lovely surprise🥰

That’s a gorgeous story!

Gorgeous ❤️

Wonderful. 💖

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On a glorious day, without wind, a stroll (or should I say a roll?) through the front orchard ... See MoreSee Less
On a glorious day, without wind, a stroll (or should I say a roll?) through the front orchardImage attachmentImage attachment

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Beautiful.....Spring is so precious 🌸🌸

Beautiful.

Beautiful new life xx

Looks like we'll have another good crop of our early nectarines and that prolific little mulberry has fruit almost ready to pick! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like well have another good crop of our early nectarines and that prolific little mulberry has fruit almost ready to pick!Image attachment

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The last two frosts have knocked our early crops back.

The first leeks harvested today after growing them using the toilet roll technique. It certainly works! The whites are more than twice the length we normally get.
Dinner tonight, potato, cauliflower and sautéed leeks soup - all home grown 😊
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The first leeks harvested today after growing them using the toilet roll technique. It certainly works! The whites are more than twice the length we normally get.
Dinner tonight, potato, cauliflower and sautéed leeks soup - all home grown 😊

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Wow they look great! Haven't heard of that trick with leeks.

Jolis poireaux!

Impressive, so pray tell what's the toilet roll method? Is it simply placing a loo roll cardboard over the young leeks?

Well done!! I’ve leek envy x

They look superb!!! 😀

Tell me more Re toilet roll?

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