Welcome to The Edible Forest, Annette Owen-Mulder and Les Mulder’s organic farm at Wherrol Flat.
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.
THE LATEST NEWS
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Macadamia flowers. . . . . . . #macadamia #flowers #springtime #spring #closeup #shallowdepthoffield #treeflowers #manningvalley #edibleforest #moody
More signs of spring on this hot, hot day… . . . . . #entomarium #monarchbutterfly #peachblossom #macro #closeup #shallowdepthoffield #pentax #butterfly #insect #lepidoptera #lepidopterology #springtime #spring #springflowers #naturephotography #nature #nectarcollector
How many ways do you like your pork and pickes? Come on down to the Bent on Tuesday Farmers Market tomorrow and see just how good your food can be! . . . . . . #wingham #manningvalley #freerangepork #freerange #farmersmarket #pickles #pork #nochemicals #preservativefree #foodporn
Moonrise over the neighbour’s place. Not actually the photo I was looking for, but, as usual, by the time the camera and tripod were in place and the shot set up, the sky had changed completely… Still, not a complete waste of time and much easier to see than the predawn moon . . . #moonlight #moonrise #zeiss #zeisslens #manningvalley #longexposure #tripod #nightscape #clouds #pentax #nighttime #landscape #landscapephotography #stars #lowlightphotography
One of our long time favourite recipes. Kung Po Pork (also works amazingly well with chicken or beef) Buy our pork @winghamfarmers this Saturday or @bentontuesday any Tuesday morning Kung Po Pork 400g g (1 lb 4 oz) Edible Forest pork stir fry strips, cut into small cubes, 2 teaspoons cornflour 1 tablespoons shao hsing wine 2 tablespoons peanut oil 3 dried Kkashmiri chillies (or any other if you can’t get Kashmiri) 5 cm piece ginger, julienned 1 tablespoon brown sugar 100g roasted peanuts 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar Pinch Sechuan salt and pepper (1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon Sechuan peppercorns) Combine pork with cornflour and shao hsing wine in a bowl. Cover and leave to marinate for 1 hour. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of Sechuan peppercorns to a small dry pan. Heat over a moderate flame until fragrant. Use a mortar and pestle to grind into a fine powder. Set aside Place oil and chillies in a cold wok and turn heat to low. Cook until..
Roast pork. Yum!
Signs of spring abound. Now all we need is some rain… #spring #flowers #roses #rose #iris #irises #peachblossom #buddhastatue #orchids #orchid #zeiss #zeisslens #pentax #blooms #blooming #bloomingmarvellous #shallowdepthoffield #wideaperture #springtime #springflowers @ The Edible Forest
Making beautiful looking dumplings is an art that obviously has passed us by. Luckily they don’t need to look great in order to taste fantastic. When you make these, it’s a whole bunch of fun to do it with some friends around the kitchen bench and a bottle of wine. Pork and Garlic Chive Pot Sticker Dumplings Ingredients • 6 cups plain flour • 2 cups water • ¼ cup oil (plus more for cooking • 500g lbs Edible Forest pork mince • 1 egg • 7 cups garlic chives chives, chopped finely • 3 tablespoons sesame oil • ¼ cup soy sauce • ½ tsp salt (or to taste) Method 1. Put the flour into a mixing bowl. Slowly add the water to the flour, mixing constantly, then knead into a smooth dough. This should take about 10 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for one hour. 2. While the dough is resting, make the filling. Add the oil to a small pot over medium high heat. Heat the oil for about 7 minutes and allow it to cool. This process of heating the oil brings out a nuttier..
Spring is desperately trying to sprung. Already, it’s only August… Shanghai peach in bloom. Early? Maybe, maybe not… . . . #spring #peachblossom #polariser #polarizer #polarizingfilter #polarisingfilter #closeup #closeupphotography #bees #thebeez #pentax #zeiss #zeisslens #zeiss135mm #pollinators #pollination #climatechange
Predawn + crescent moon Living a farm for six years, it can sometimes be a little difficult to find inspiration for photography. With an ironclad routine, seeing the same things day in, day out, I can just stop actually seeing my surroundings. Then last week I got up extra early one morning to feed the pigs, looked outside and went “oh wow”, grabbed the camera and tripod, raced outside to get the shot in minute or two it was going to be be there, set up, got some shots and looked at them on the camera, cursed “what a bloody waste of time”. Finally transferred everything to the computer today and went “oh wow” again. Sometimes you can get lucky. . . . #manningvalley #dawn #predawn #lowlightphotography #nophotoshop #nofilter #pentax #tamron
December 21, 2016
We had a lovely article written about us in the local paper, the Wingham Chronicle: Christmas leftover recipe Pytt i panna – or translated from Swedish “small pieces in a pan.” This is one of Les’ favourites. He used to hate leftovers but now he asks for them. Dice potatoes into small cubes, fry until… Continue Reading →
July 5, 2014
On Saturday the 5th July and Sunday the 6th, Pete the Permie, in conjunction with Manning Landcare ran a series of Heritage fruit workshops at our farm. Topics covered were: Winter vs summer pruning Espaliers Natural tree management How to set up an orchard, collection or edible food forest, Bio-dynamic & organic management Site design… Continue Reading →
June 20, 2014
The July/August 2014 edition of Good Organic Gardening Magazine has a 4 page spread on us and The Edible Forest. Go down to your newsagent and get a copy right now! If you’re one of our overseas mates , you can find the text and photos at: http://www.completehome.com.au/be-inspired/tips-and-trends/expert-advice-planting-an-edible-forest Thanks to Diane Norris for the opportunity… Continue Reading →