Southern Highlands Community Farm

CommunityFarm3Southern Highlands Community Farm (SHCF) is a hub of community farming; sharing, learning, and building community. Interested groups, families and individuals can apply to be caretakers of crops, using sustainable practices, growing food to nourish yourself and others.

Nurturing beautiful, healthy fruit and nut trees is one of the most creative and peaceful ways to sustain individual and planetary health and social wellbeing. Teaching your children the cycles of the seasons, fruit and nut tree management is a valuable opportunity for any family.

Relax, enjoy the natural environment, and take positive action towards creating a better world. Meet like-minded people, share ideas, tips for farming, swap and to celebrate harvest and enjoy the seasons.

Get Involved

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Working Bees are held sporadically throughout the year. Please contact the Southern Highlands on (02) 4878 9424 for more information.

Application Form PDF
Visit our Facebook page Southern Highlands Community Farm and arrange your initial visit and induction. Or email us at farm [@] shantimission.org or call (02) 4878 9424.

Address: 2792 Canyonleigh Road, Canyonleigh,
10mins south of Moss Vale.  Notice the Telstra tower on the hill and we are the next property.

About the Farm

CommunityFarm1The farm is 57 acres with 5,000 established fruit and nut trees; 2,000 apple trees of 110 different varieties. Other fruit trees are citrus – orange, lemons, grapefruit, cumquat and clementine; stone fruit – apricot, nectarine, peaches, cherry and plums. There are pears, meddlers, figs, kiwi, grapes and olives. In addition it has raspberries, asparagus, rhubarb, and a vegetable patch. The nut trees are hazelnut, almonds, walnuts and pistachios. All trees were planted using dwarf rootstock. The farm was conceptualized as a repository of foods capable of being grown in the Southern Highlands. Between 1997 and 2010 it was a certified organic farm. We wish to acknowledge and thank the previous community groups that cultivated the farm.

Valued Volunteers

CommunityFarm4We value volunteers and are building a friendly community where people feel respected and accepted. We understand that people volunteer for different reasons. We hope that your experience with us is fulfilling and enjoyable. We recognise the benefits of the mutual exchange, volunteers gaining positive experiences, developing relationships, being engaged with the cycle of seasonal farming, learning new shills and being beneficiaries of nutritious fruit. The farm will gain from the trees being nurtured and loved and its nutritious harvest collected and consumed. We invite you to join us and become a community farmer.

 

 

 

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