CANCELLED DUE TO A HOST'S COVID INFECTION - OLIVES AND POTATOES - AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIES EXCURSION - Sunday April 24
Agricultural land within the City of Busselton hosts a wide range of industrial activities – wine, marron, proteas, avocados, tourism and mining, to name a few.
This Sunday April 24, the Busselton Naturalists Club will visit at least two of these rural industries – olives and potatoes.
First stop will be Jersey Farm Olives on Espinos Road where a range of agricultural produce is grown and sold.
The owners will spend time with Club members explaining the organic basis of their farming activities where extra virgin olive oil, jams, pickles and chutneys are produced in addition to cured olives.
The property also hosts 8 hectares of natural bush and a small apiary to provide honey to the various produce.
The excursion will then visit Keith and Paula Taylor’s farm where potatoes and hemp are produced, although it may be too early to see the early hemp crop springing up.
The Taylors grow several different varieties of potatoes and their differing growing conditions will be explained.
Lunch will be at the Jindong Hall, with the possibility of another rural industry being visited in the afternoon.
If numbers are sufficient, a bus will be hired for the excursion at a cost of $15 per adult.
At least 30 people are required to take part in this excursion to cover bus hire costs so, if not enough people book in, we will self drive.
Bring $15 for the bus, morning and afternoon tea and a picnic lunch, together with a folding chair.
Meet at 9.00am in the car park on Peel Terrace immediately behind McDonalds.
If the bus cannot be justified, people will be encouraged to share a lift with others.
Bookings for the bus can be made by return email or by phoning 0408 944 242