Why organic?

Since we started sharing our farm, we suspected that there's a groundswell of people out there who would love to do what we do - grow organic food. We tested the theory on Facebook, and got an AMAZING response:

We decided a long time ago that certified organic was the way for us:

But it hasn't always been easy being in a minority group. In the early days we kept our heads down and mouths shut about being organic fruit growers amongst our peers, but our confidence grew...

We've been glad to take every opportunity to advocate for equal rights in farming.

What does sustainability mean?

For us, it's about improving our little corner of the planet - our soil, our produce, and the way we do business, as well as using less of everything - less fuel, less packaging, less inputs, less labour. 

Yes, we've been called 'techno-hippies' because our Sustainability Plan brings together modern business thinking with old fashioned growing knowledge. But it works for us and helped us restore the balance between life and work, so you can download it for free because we want to share what we've learned. Please feel free to use this as a template for your own business. Hope it helps - enjoy!

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Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens 2015 Sustainability Plan
Our Sustainability Plan describes how our business, farm and lifestyle support our vision: "..
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About Us

We – Hugh and Katie Finlay – draw on over 15 years' experience as orchardists at our farm, Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens, to bring you the Grow Great Fruit Program, the farm-proven system for home fruit growers.

To read the full story of our farming journey, click here 

MAFG Blog

Our blog gives a snapshot on various aspects of life on the farm, with regular guest posts by Mel and Sas from the Gung Hoe Growers, and new farmer Ant.

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Grow Great Fruit Program

We grow organically, and teach organic growing principles and methods. We’re aware of the changing climate, so the farming methods we use help to create solutions, not add to the problem. We've poured years of experience into our farm-tested Grow Great Fruit program after talking to hundreds of home growers, and figuring out what you need most...information, security, and someone you can trust to help you solve your problems.

 

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