Jules Jay and Robin Longworth are permaculture homesteaders, practising self reliance and self sufficiency on 18 acres of pasture and bush in Hurstbridge. The couple live a home-based lifestyle, working from the property and growing and preserving much of their own food through extensive fruit and vegetable production and integrated animal management. They are dedicated followers of permaculture ethics and principles, with a long-held commitment to sustainable living.
Their property showcases many practical examples of permaculture design and self-sufficiency, including energy storage, netted orchards, extensive vegetable beds, a perennial food garden, native ornamental gardens, greenhouse and seed propagation areas, bathtub worm farms, and permanent composting bays. They keep cows for meat and manure, bees for honey, and a mix of geese, ducks, and chickens for eggs and meat.
Organised by Local Food Connect.