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

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3 months ago

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Thanks to our pigs' vigilant fertilising we found an abundance of volunteer rockmelon vines in one of their old yards. Today we ate the first ripe one - delicious! ...

Thanks to our pigs vigilant fertilising we found an abundance of volunteer rockmelon vines in one of their old yards. Today we ate the first ripe one - delicious!

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Had our ham on the weekend and it was beautiful!!!!!!!!!

They look delicious - hope you guys are all well. Missing the camaraderie of the market!

Joy, that's good to hear. How sad that that's the last Hope you're keeping well

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3 months ago

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Sadly no more markets for a whileWingham Farmer's Market cancelled until futher notice.
Hopefully we'll get to see you all next spring.
Stay well everyone.
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Sadly no more markets for a while

4 months ago

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Born today. A lovely little bull. Poppy's second calf and another easy birth for her. Les went to bring Honey in for milking and there they were. ...

Born today. A lovely little bull. Poppys second calf and another easy birth for her. Les went to bring Honey in for milking and there they were.

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Congratulations! It’s always beautiful when there’s new life on the farm.

Awwww beautiful

Nature at its finest

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5 months ago

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Oh the trials of farming life. Our house cow, Honey, gave birth to her calf on Sunday but sadly he was dead on arrival. Yesterday we got a lovely poddy from a local dairy at The Bight. It was love at first sight. ...

Oh the trials of farming life. Our house cow, Honey, gave birth to her calf on Sunday but sadly he was dead on arrival. Yesterday we got a lovely poddy from a local dairy at The Bight. It was love at first sight.Image attachment

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The ups and downs of farming. I am glad this went so well, as I had also been told of the difficulties of getting a cow (or sheep, for that matter) to accept another baby.

So sad for her & your loss. But lovely that there's new life & hope.

He's a very lucky bubba. Shes a gorgeous mumma 😊

Sad about her loss but happy she has an adopted bubba

Oh shame but great she has adopted the new one

So glad she's got a baby to love x

Ohh so happy it worked our after the heartbreak.

Thats great gorgeous bubby

So glad she's

Thats lucky. 💚💚

Sad about her loss but happy she has an adopted bubba

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5 months ago

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I think this tiny Australian plant, hardenbergia, is exquisite. It is subtle and unobtrusive but enhances anything it grows on without becoming invasive or dominant. I've collected its tiny seed pods and am hoping to have it all around the garden. ...

I think this tiny Australian plant, hardenbergia, is exquisite. It is subtle and unobtrusive but enhances anything it grows on without becoming invasive or dominant. Ive collected its tiny seed pods and am hoping to have it all around the garden.Image attachmentImage attachment

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It is lovely Annette and popping up in the paddocks everywhere after the rain. What a great idea ❤

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5 months ago

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If Alice ate a bit of this mushroom, rather than growing or shrinking, the caterpillar would have had to drag her off to whatever passed for a hospital in Wonderland to have her stomach pumped...
While it would be nice if we had some actually edible mushrooms on this farm, we welcome all fungi here 😁
Chlorophyllum Molybdities (no common name)
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If Alice ate a bit of this mushroom, rather than growing or shrinking,  the caterpillar would have had to drag her off to whatever passed for a hospital in Wonderland to have her stomach pumped...
While it would be nice if we had some actually edible mushrooms on this farm, we welcome all fungi here 😁
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#mushrooms #mushroomsofinstagram #toadstool #fungi #fungiphotography #midnorthcoastnsw #nswmidnorthcoast #barringtoncoast #manningvalley #wherrolflat #theedibleforest #farminglife #aliceinwonderland #fungilove #fungiofinstagram #fantasticfungi

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Well, the only way I know check mushies other than visible common sense is....when young they are pink underside eventually turning brown & if you can peel the skin on top from the outer edge all the way to the inside. Haven't had any problems yet!! 😂😂

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5 months ago

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Bent on Tuesday market day with more of those delicious figs. This week even better - fatter and juicier thanks to the rain. After selling out of zucchini relish and mulberry jam, a busy time in the kitchen to stock up supplies.
Can't wait for my morning coffee and a delicious Bent on Food breakfast
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Ate 4 big ones tonight with hemp seeds, Midcoast honey and coconut nom nom nom!!! Thank you! And Lucas bday pork cutlets with some home made quick apple sauce and coleslaw went down very well!! Thank you!! Yummy bday dinner in!

I'm am work so can't get there 🙁

Can you put aside 2 apple cider dressing & 6 big figs please see you around 9.30.😜

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5 months ago

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Another 25mm of rain today, flooded in again, but we finish the day with a spectacular sunset over the green hills. I think the drought may finally have broken here...
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Another 25mm of rain today, flooded in again, but we finish the day with a spectacular sunset over the green hills. I think the drought may finally have broken here...
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Hands down best news!

That is wonderful news.

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