This video tours a farm with fruit and nut trees. The hosts forage as they go, and then cook a pavlova and make tea, entirely from foraged ingredients. They chat about how grateful they are to be nurtured by the trees planted and the actions taken by their parents and grandparents.
60 years ago their grandparents immigrated to Australia and moved onto this land. It was an old banana, pineapple and passion fruit farm, and unsustainable farming practices meant that the land was degraded and the old growth rain forests were chopped down. Their grandparents then planted so many tropical fruit trees (avocados, mangoes, lychees, longans, macadamias, pecan nuts, passion fruit, black sapote, guava, jaboticapas, jackfruit, kiwi fruit, custard apple, malay apple, brazilian cherries, wax jambus, carambola, citrus, and bananas!)
Then their parents took over and continued this legacy of regenerating the land and planting and caring for this immense food forest. Now, it is the turn for these sisters, Julia and Anastasia, to work their way towards self sufficiency and off grid living in East Australia. They moved from the city with a dream to create a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Join them as they learn to care for the land, the animals, and take steps every day to live self-sufficiently. They will share a weekly diary of their trials and joys as they learn to be gardeners, builders, farmers and carers for the land and animals.
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