Our Home Farm
Over 40 years in the making
The Home Farm straddles the Great Dividing Range and spills into an adjoining valley. It is home to the 2006 Natural Sequence Farming Pilot Project and is made up of 1740 hectares (4300 acres), with 728 hectares (1800 acres) of forest.
Duralla Farm is in more open country and covers 586 hectares (1450 acres). It is home to our organic, free-range egg operation on biodynamic pastures.
Both farms are managed using holistic management practices and utilising biodynamics. They are located 40 minutes east of Canberra, ACT in a region best known for beef cattle production and raising sheep for wool and meat. Mulloon Creek Natural Farms was owned by Tony Coote AM (Founder, The Mulloon Institute) until his passing in 2018 when ownership and management passed to The Mulloon Institute, enabling it to continue its work in regenerative land management as Tony had wished.
Biodynamic - Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. The principles and practices of biodynamics can be applied anywhere food is grown, with thoughtful adaptation to scale, landscape, climate, and culture.
Organic - A production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic Agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
Pasture Raised - All of our animals (hens, livestock and maremma sheepdogs) are raised outdoors in open fields.
True Free-Range - Chickens have the freedom to forage in well protected open fields with access to shade and shelter. Layer hens are able to roost, nest and carry out all natural behaviours and are not subjected to mutilations like de-beaking, toe trimming or wing cutting. Birds must be raised on pasture all day with less than 1500 laying hens per hectare.
Free-Range - The Australian Government's definition of free-range is a less than 10,000 birds per hectare.
Hens per hectare - Rates quoted by egg farmers are usually unaudited estimates, however at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms we guarantee we have less than 250 laying hens per hectare.
Mulloon Creek Natural Farms has hosted a variety of events over the years, including weddings, conferences, workshops, corporate functions, fundraising, wellbeing and nutritional education events. The Mulloon Institute also hosts regular open days, field visits and educational tours.
To find out more about upcoming events or hiring our farm as a venue, click here.
Please note that we are a working farm and follow strict biosecurity protocols. Visits to the farm need to be arranged well in advance.