Field Day at Earl & Linda’s, Kanuka Road, Bombay – 1:30pm Sunday 12th May.
Earl and Linda are converting 4 hectares of a former horse farm into an edible forest.
They inherited 250 olive trees from a former Tree Crops Association trial in the 90’s. While most have survived and are doing well, they need work to get them back into production. There are also randomly scattered macadamia, avocado, apple, peach, pear, citrus, fig and a few redwood trees. All the trees have been let go for at least 8 years. They are beginning the process of clearing and preparing the land.
The shelter belts also included groups of 75 year old pines which shaded the centre of the property and threatened the neighbour’s place. The first year has been spent cutting and more cutting to let in more light and to free up space for the next phase. They are working towards getting better control of the water flows and are planning to build ponds and drains. Their plan is to create huge gardens using the waste logs from the pine removal and the shelter
Don’t forget to bring a mug for a hot drink and to wear clothing suitable for the conditions.
If you have any concerns about the weather on the day call Val