EDUCATION

Here at Blessed Farm Group, Silas Long is passionate about education. Bring the family out on a field trip to learn about pruning, mulching, maintaining ground covers, making compost for subtropical trees, thinning fruit, and companion planting. With many years of experience under his belt, Silas has a wealth of expertise to share about biodynamic and organic farming methods, as well as small farm viability.

The next field trip is planned in 2020, and will be run by the Biodynamic Association of Australia. It will be a half-day practical workshop on the farm covering pruning, compost, and using other plants as a living mulch. The use of biodynamic preparations will also be covered. Stay tuned for more information!

STAY IN TOUCH

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We start with no synthetic fertilisers. Next we encourage biodiversity of ground/cover crops and insects. This encourages good fungi so no fungicides are required.

Deep rip the area first, then plant a mix of cover crop, say millet or sorghum; it doesn’t matter so long as you put in as many varieties as possible. Plan where the avocados will go and plant bananas in rows around them. This can also be achieved on a micro scale in the backyard. Once growing, do not make tidy. Chop up mulch and coarse substrate and leaves (not grass clippings) and put around the tree bases. Be sure not to remove lower branches that touch the ground.

See the question above. Avocado trees are fast-growing trees which live fast and die young. They are not like citrus which you simply can stick in, water and come back every year for the next 50 and expect fruit.

Yes! And we are proudly certified by NASAA, the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia, Australia’s most internationally recognised organic certification label.

It’s the tool you’ve always needed! It’s lightweight with a bag and internal mechanisms for both avocados and mangos. Featuring an extension to three metres and no ropes, you will be able to reach fruit up to five metres high in a tree, and pick up to 1kg at a time.

PROUDLY CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AUSTRALIA

TESTIMONIALS

Read all the great things people are saying about Silas Long and his avocado picking tool!

I have been working with Silas Long over the past few years. He is a most accomplished grower of avocados, always bringing to market the highest quality produce. His farm is an absolute credit to him.

Anthony, NSW
I have known Silas for over ten years, watching his avocado orchard prosper over this time. I am very impressed with his farming techniques and levels of production.

Max, QLD

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