Category: Adelaide Hills Farm Services

HOW TO: Plant strawberries with Green Valley Strawberries

HOW TO: Plant strawberries with Green Valley Strawberries Learning to plant strawberries at Green Valley Strawberries

They say that every day is a school day and boy, did I get an education when I spent some time at Green Valley Strawberries with the Rozaklis family! They showed me how they plant their strawberries and then gave me a masterclass on how home-growers can plant and nurture their strawberries in their own […]

Post-emergent sprays; what you need to know with David Evans, Farmers Business Network

Post-emergent sprays; what you need to know with David Evans, Farmers Business Network Pods and David Evans from Farmers Business Network

Pods caught up with David Evans from Farmers Business Network recently to record an interview for our Farmcast. You can hear the full June Farmcast here or if post-emergent spraying is your focus for this month, you can watch Pods and David cover the key points in the interview below.

Adelaide Hills Farmcast: June Edition

Adelaide Hills Farmcast: June Edition Pods with David Evans in a field

In the Adelaide Hills Farmcast June Edition, Belle Baker looks at farming jobs Adelaide Hills lifestyle farmers should be planning for in the coming months. We’ll cover topics such as calf marking and lamb marking and what other animal husbandry tasks can be done whilst you’ve got them in the yards. This episode was recorded […]

Steve Davis shares the Belle and Pods story on Radio FIVEaa

Steve Davis shares the Belle and Pods story on Radio FIVEaa The Belle and Pods story on FIVEaa Adelaide

We’re thrilled by how welcoming the media is being to our messages about issues facing property owners and farmers in the Adelaide Hills. ABC Adelaide has been particularly supportive, the Mount Barker Courier has done a story on our new podcast, The Adelaide Hills Farmcast, but recently FIVEaa shone the spotlight on our Hills-based business […]

Kangaroo exclusion fencing to protect Jurlique flowers, herbs, and crops

Kangaroo exclusion fencing to protect Jurlique flowers, herbs, and crops Belle Baker and Cherie Hutchinson from Jurlique, discussing kangaroo exclusion fencing, as recently installed by Adelaide Hill Farm Services

The Jurlique Farm at Biggs Flat in the Adelaide Hills is where the companies botanicals are grown and it’s also where new kangaroo exclusion fencing has been installed to humanely protect its crops from foraging roos in a safe and humane way. Since 1985, Jurlique has built a global reputation as one of the best […]

A bigger, better lawn mowing service for your rural garden in the Adelaide Hills

A bigger, better lawn mowing service for your rural garden in the Adelaide Hills Adelaide Hills Farm Services has just taken delivery of a John Deere Zero Turn Lawn Mower

Spring has sprung we think, we hope! We’ve taken delivery of a flash new John Deere Zero Turn Mower with a 60-inch cutter deck! You heard right – 60 whole inches!! Poddy and the team at Adelaide Hills Farm Services are ready to take on your large scale rural gardens either as a once-off for […]

3 Unexpected Benefits of Reducing your Bushfire Risk in the Adelaide Hills this Summer

3 Unexpected Benefits of Reducing your Bushfire Risk in the Adelaide Hills this Summer Fire Prevention activities in the Adelaide Hills

If you’re a resident of the Adelaide Hills, chances are you either experienced the devastating Cudlee Creek Bushfires of 2019, or you’ve seen the long-lasting damage they did to the surrounding landscapes. With a chance of similar conditions this summer, it’s never been so important to reduce the risk of a bushfire on your property. […]

Divine Intervention for Salvation Jane: How to Get the Curse Under Control

Divine Intervention for Salvation Jane: How to Get the Curse Under Control

Salvation Jane is one of the most common weeds in the Adelaide Hills, blanketing the landscape with its distinctive purple flowers in spring. As a declared weed, landholders are obliged to manage it. If you’ve ever wondered how to control it, we’ve got you covered. Also known as Paterson’s Curse, Salvation Jane is a winter […]

Pods and Belle on The Adelaide Show Podcast

Pods and Belle on The Adelaide Show Podcast Hills Of Dreams - Pods and Belle on The Adelaide Show Podcast

We’ve been lucky enough to have been featured on the popular and long-running podcast, The Adelaide Show, in a special feature episode, Hills Of Dreams, about life in the Adelaide Hills, especially in relation to dealing with bushfire risk. Host Steve Davis, whom I’ve known for many years, drew out plenty of stories about our […]

Lifestyle farming, rules of thumb, and the dynamics of farm management

Lifestyle farming, rules of thumb, and the dynamics of farm management Lifestyle farming

All farmers face similar challenges, no matter whether they are lifestyle farmers or commercial farmers, because they all need to work within the constraints of climate, soil, and other natural factors. The main difference is that commercial farmers work on a larger scale because they rely on their land for their income, while lifestyle farmers […]

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