Why we’re unique
The Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm production system turns waste into resources. It utilises organic waste generated from farm operations and the farm’s broader community. This waste process is cost-effective and benefits the environment by reducing impacts of landfill. This unique on-site fertility system guarantees that the farm remains productive by consistently generating fertility that is then cycled throughout the production cycle. This keeps production costs down, and improves the quality of the produce being grown.
Our innovative farming business is dedicated to growing and providing fresh organic produce. We bring together project and financial management, permaculture design, soil biology, land remediation and aquaponics skills to create a synergy to grow organic produce and make it accessible to the residents of rural and isolated communities.
The sustainable model of Hidden Garden can be tailored to suit many styles of business. No matter what type of facility you operate, from academic institutions, to training facilities, prisons or resorts, we can design a food system specifically for your needs. Our system can also be transported to communities of varying sizes and climates. Modules give us the flexibility to adapt to a variety of environments and soil types and can provide a secure and resilient food source that can be replicated almost anywhere in the world. Our site feasibility process assesses the most appropriate crops to grow based on climate, environmental conditions and local market demand. Each Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm undergoes substantial feasibility testing to determine the best combination of growing systems to feed the market.
Our planting and harvesting design and practices is a key feature of our production model. It enables us to produce a large diversity of food in smaller quantities to suit demand, allowing for constant supply and a varied diet. This ensures local communities have access to a choice of produce, year-round. Each farm system has a combination of both in-soil and aquaponics systems.
Farm model production features:
- Propagation nurseries - designed to continually produce farm seedlings in sync with the harvest schedule.
- Greenhouse systems - controlled environment greenhouse aquaponics systems used primarily for year-round production of fish, vegetables and flowers that require environmental control to protect them from external conditions and pests.
- Food forest orchard systems – based on traditional methods of growing food in tropical areas, this low maintenance sustainable plant-based system is easily replicated in any climate.
- Open row cropping – a large proportion of the farm production system is conventional open row cropping on raised beds.
- Chicken Caravan system – this flexible foraging approach allows chickens, geese, ducks, and guinea fowl to forage in different areas providing insect and weed control as well as fresh eggs and fertiliser.