last weekend, i went with Joni and his family to Pindari herb farm (longford Tasmania), open day
The farm was a treasure trove of plant life, boasting 130 medicinal herbs. The founder and owner of the farm, Ken atherton, trained as a pharmiist for 20 years. In the later stages of that occupation he also worked as a herbalist, gathering and distilling his own herbs to make tinctures that he found had very much the same effect as the chemical medicines that he was also perscribing. He took as step back and looked at his life, analyzing what it was that made him most happy. He found that without a doubt it wash the time out doors collecting the herbs that really made his heart sing. This was the realisation that changed Kens life and brought about the birth of Pindari farm, some 28 years ago.
The Farm is Ken and his Wife Jobi’s home and work place. they have been living there for 18 years. In the 10 years prior energies were put into developing the house built to satisfy the title self sufficient.
the tour was very generous. A comprehensive story of many of the nooks and crannies. the whole audience were captivated at the glorious health of the produce, the enormous size of the lettuce! and the careful steps ken had taken to make sure his soil biology was just perfect.
some photos will follow asap.