OUR PERMACULTURE FARM;
Fair Harvest is a beautiful venue set on an established permaculture farm. The ethics of permaculture are “Care for the Earth”, Care for the People” and “Fair Share”. These are ethics that founders Jodie Lane and Dorothee Perez work to maintain throughout their gardening practices and business.
Fair Harvest is also open Thursdays for a local organic lunch (seasonal opening times apply). In 2014 Jodie was runner up in the West Australian Rural Woman awards for her Eat Local project. Jodie and Dorothee are passionate about the role that local food plays in community well-being and open their farm once a month for local growers to get together to swap seeds, plants and excess produce – known as a Swap-Shuffle-Share.
The Fair Harvest Gardens were started in 1995 and have always been firmly based in Permaculture and Organics. The large food gardens include vegetable gardens, deciduous and evergreen orchards, composting and poultry systems. Smaller demonstration systems include aquaponics, wicking beds and compost generated hot water. The Fair Harvest gardens were created on cleared farmland and one of the priorities was to establish wind breaks, these trees now protect the gardens and have created beautiful pockets for other uses such as a communal fire pit and cob pizza oven, a ceremonial area for weddings and campsite for visitors. The farm also has beehives, cattle, an olive grove, a timber plantation and large areas of bush regeneration.
Guided tours are available by booking and every Thursday visitors are welcome to walk around the gardens using the self-guided tour map.
We look forward to welcoming visitors who are following the Organic Garden Trail, Fair Harvest is open to the public every Thursday for lunch and self guided tours, Wednesday self guided tours and coffee only (as we are in the kitchen preparing for Thursday). Visit us for a Swap Shuffle Share or call to organise a guided tour .
Visit us on the farm for a one hour guided tour of veggie gardens, aquaponics, orchard and poultry systems, compost shower, wicking beds and more.
Prices $50 (up to 4 people) plus $10 per extra person or $5 kids (under 5s free).
Longer tours available by request. Please phone us to make a Tour Booking.
Tours are also available for schools, clubs and other groups.
STAYING ON OUR FARM;
During the warmer months we erect a large (6m diameter) Tipi.
The tipi is one open area with a new double bed, cushions and small table.
Inside there is solar lights and candles and outside you have your own private sitting area and hammocks
For more information – Stay in our Tipi – book here on Airbnb
Or why not Stay in our tiny house on permaculture farm – book here on Airbnb
Hilltop Studios – situated at the opposite end of the property (about 20 mins walk) these deluxe apartments offer the best of Margaret River chalet accommodation www.hiltopstudios.com.au .
Mention that you are attending a workshop at Fair Harvest to receive your discount and complementary bottle of champagne.
Camping (for course participants only)– please contact us if you wish to set up a tent for the weekend. We offer all the basic facilities for you to have a comfortable camping weekend including use of kitchen and outdoor bathroom.