We, Mac - a comms specialist and Oli - a lighting designer, had no previous farming experience. However the pull to living a more fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle was strong.
After dreaming of a farm for years and becoming truly fed up with the grind of Sydney city life, we packed up our life and moved down to Tasmania in July 2018.
Our motivations were clear - a healthier, slower lifestyle, where we could create a sustainable farming system to provide good, nutritious food to our local community.
We were inspired by some of the small-scale sustainable & ethical farming greats, including Eliot Coleman and Joel Salatin, who use age old methods of farming to heal and regenerate the land.
We started trading at Tassie markets in October 2018 and now attend Harvest Launceston, Salamanca Market and Farm Gate Market Hobart every weekend.
We continue to stay connected to our local community by sharing our unique produce & farming ethos to encourage others to care about their food and environment as much as we do.
We are the farmers, selling direct to our community - no middlemen.
We know every detail about our product as we have lovingly grown, packaged and delivered it direct to the market from our farm.
Huski Greens is a small urban farm located in Sorell, Tasmania that grows healthy and nutritious produce using realorganic growing techniques.
All of our produce is 100% Tasmanian grown, chemical free, nutrient dense and is all wrapped up in 100% compostable packaging.
Where possible we source our seeds from Tasmanian suppliers, however this is not always possible and we need to buy seeds from interstate or very rarely overseas.
Our main product is Micro Greens, which are teensy-tiny young herbs and veggies grown to just before their true leaf.
Sustainable Farming System
We are focused on creating a sustainable farming system that could one day help feed the world. Micro Greens are some of the most nutrient dense foods you can find - Micro Radish has up to 40 x the nutrients of the mature plant and Micro Mustard is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet when comparing the nutrient-to-calorie ratio. Micro Greens use a fraction of the space, water and equipment compared with traditional unsustainable monoculture agriculture farming practices.
Our Green House
Our greenhouse has been built with reclaimed timber and uses passive solar hot water heating plus thermal mass floor heating to stay warm during winter. We have also used low voltage blower fans to pump air in-between two layers of poly greenhouse plastic to act as insulation. We plan to eventually have our greenhouse running entirely off renewable energy - this will be our test case for a future expansion of our greenhouses.
We have used hugelkultur techniques (layering paper, woodchip and compost) to prepare our field crops, which adds to the land and does not disturb the already thriving microbial activity under the soil. We believe in a no-till operation using seasonal crop rotation methods to ensure our soil is rich and healthy.
Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants
We are developing a better farm management system that focus on the health of the soil to create healthier plans. We utilise the land to its full potential through small scale, high intensity agriculture that is sustainable and biodiverse.
Keep it Local
Our operation is small-scale to ensure a high quality product and to help maintain a sustainable local food culture. We plan to stay small and stay local to supply our local community.
Our produce is unaltered and unadulterated by harmful chemicals during any stage of the growing, harvesting, storing or packaging processes.
Every part of our operation has the environment sustainability in mind - from our crop selection and farming practices to our packaging and local supply ethos.
We want to stay connected to our community and share our sustainable farming ideas with visitors or anyone who will listen!
We want to stay connected to our local community by sharing our unique produce & farming ethos to encourage others to care about their food and environment as much as we do.
Love Your Planet
We are very aware of our environmental impact and are working towards a zero waste operation.
- All of our packaging is 100% compostable.
- All of our growing trays are made of thick plastic so will last longer.
- All of our deliveries are done in reusable plastic boxes, with no single use plastic packaging.
- Any single use plastic waste that gets delivered to us, is taken to a soft plastic recycle bin.
- Eventually we will have a closed loop farming system, where all soil fertility is produced on the land by composting, mob grazing and by the use of regenerative farming practices.