Less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide is The Sacred Grove, a haven for three of Australia’s finest medicinal plants. Growing Sandalwood, Native Pine, and Scented Emu Bush, founder Edmund Gooden produces essential oils, massage oils, and teas that help connect people to these plants’ ancient heritage.
While usually the Barossa Valley region is associated with grape growing and wine tastings, it once was abundant with stone fruits, apples and pears. Trevallie Orchard at Angaston, remains steadfast as these historical orchards have changed overtime to grapevines, with Hill-Smith family owners determined to stay connected to their local, seasonal and traditional roots.
Located in Glengowrie, Mijbil Urban Farm is a suburban oasis that celebrates bringing community to the forefront and the front yard. With their garden in full view from the sidewalk, passersby are encouraged to say hello and wander through to pick their dinners. The farm is also a family home where Lynne and Michael Gunn have raised their two sons and housed chooks for 15 years.
The Adelaide Bee Sanctuary aims to make South Australia’s capital a sanctuary for honey bees. Founder Sandy Ullrich installs hives at community gardens, businesses and backyards across the city, raising awareness about the importance of bees in our ecosystem while also producing local honey.
Village Greens is a small, diversified organic market garden on the peri-urban fringe of Adelaide, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an hour south of Adelaide. This team of young farmers are passionate about sustainable agriculture and the blossoming local and fair food movement in Australia.