David pruning olives with Grace and Violeta
Murrnong is at Violet Town, 180km north of Melbourne. The 8 hectare property has been developed for tree crop agriculture over the last 15 years by permaculturist David Arnold. The farm includes a mixed species fruit and nut orchard, an olive grove, other low irrigation tree crops, and tree and shrub plantings for forestry, shelter and habitat.
The abundant rainfall of 2011 along with the fertility built up on the property has the orchard thriving and this year’s olive oil has just been bottled and is ready for you.
Check out the online market (early version of the Open Food Web) for what products are available now – buyfood.herokuapp.com