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The Farm: Easter Eggs

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The Farm children’s holiday program runs from April 8-26 and consists of a number of workshops that, whilst being fun, support The Farm’s objectives, which include educating children (and adults!) on the value of sustainable organic food growing practices, coupled with an intention to create and connect to community.  

During research, after purchasing The Farm, current owners Tom and Emma Lane discovered surprising parallels between the share-farming use of the land in the 1860s, by its then-owner William Flick, and its current arrangement of the ‘growers collective’ where the farmers own their own business.

The success of local people in collaborating to create and market unique local value-added produce (much of it sold to visitors) must hearten people like the Lanes who hope to inspire younger people to make a farm something more than a broadscale corporate food factory. Take your kids!

See more at thefarmbyronbay.com.au.

 

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