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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4 days 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.

Sad about her loss but happy she has an adopted bubba

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

Oh shame but great she has adopted the new one

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

Ohh so happy it worked our after the heartbreak.

So glad she's got a baby to love x

So glad she's

Thats great gorgeous bubby

Thats lucky. 💚💚

Sad about her loss but happy she has an adopted bubba

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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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#mushrooms #mushroomsofinstagram #toadstool #fungi #fungiphotography #midnorthcoastnsw #nswmidnorthcoast #barringtoncoast #manningvalley #wherrolflat #theedibleforest #farminglife #aliceinwonderland #fungilove #fungiofinstagram #fantasticfungi
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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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#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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3 weeks 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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Can you put aside 2 apple cider dressing & 6 big figs please see you around 9.30.😜

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 🙁

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3 weeks 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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#sunset #manningvalley #visitmanningvalley #barringtoncoast #nsw #visitnsw #wherrolflat #wingham #phonephotography #phonephoto #sunsetsofinstagram #photooftheday #clouds #light #lowlightphotography
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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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#sunset #manningvalley #visitmanningvalley #barringtoncoast #nsw #visitnsw #wherrolflat #wingham #phonephotography #phonephoto #sunsetsofinstagram #photooftheday #clouds #light #lowlightphotography

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Hands down best news!

That is wonderful news.

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2 months ago

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A day of cooking so there's more sweet chilli sauce, more caramelised apple cider vinegar and more mulberry jam. Of course, there are our other jams, pickles and marmalade and don't forget our wonderful pasture raised pork!

See you tomorrow at The Bent on Tuesday Farmers
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2 months ago

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These little guys turned up in the Willie Wagtail nest on the front deck today.
Regardless of drought, heat, fire and all the rest, life goes on.
Makes us feel much better about the world...
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#theedibleforest #wherrolflat #manningvalley #barringtoncoast #farminglife @ Wherrol Flat, New South Wales, Australia
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These little guys turned up in the Willie Wagtail nest on the front deck today.
Regardless of drought, heat, fire and all the rest, life goes on.
Makes us feel much better about the world...
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#theedibleforest #wherrolflat #manningvalley #barringtoncoast #farminglife  @ Wherrol Flat, New South Wales, AustraliaImage attachment

2 months ago

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Saturday 4th January is the first Saturday of the month so...it's Wingham Farmers market time! The rodeo is on and so is the market. We'll be there with our pasture raised pork and delicious jams and pickles.
For those who don't know, this pork will be our last pork for sale due to a combination of events - Fredrickton, our closest for pigs is no longer doing pigs; the drought means we've insufficient water to keep the wallows full; and lastly, the commercial freezer where we stored our pork in Taree, is no longer able to rent us space. A very sad time for us seeing our lovely breeders off to their new home in Coffs Harbour.
Come and see us at Wingham Farmers market on Saturday or at the Bent on Tuesday market every Tuesday outside Bent on Food
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So pleased to hear your breeders have a new home much closer to an abs.

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