About Penelope Kothe

Caroola Farm is a family-owned, permaculture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in the NSW Southern Tablelands. Established in 2012 with the intention to be a permaculture demonstration farm and working, profitable farm to service the local community. We produce poultry, eggs, beef, lamb, fruit, vegies, nuts and herbs.

Garlic Braiding at the Markets

By | 2017-11-17T21:35:10+00:00 17 November, 2017|business, eating seasonally, farmers market, general news|

Celebrating Local Garlic

Across the region, the garlic harvest is in full swing, with a wet winter and the recent hot weather it’s been a busy month pulling out all the lovingly grown garlic and hanging it to dry.

The local region is home to more than 30 commercial garlic growers, with the Braidwood Garlic Group having […]

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Canberra City Farm Open Day and Launch 19 November

By | 2017-11-06T20:52:08+00:00 6 November, 2017|general news|

Canberra City Farm Education Centre Open Day and Launch.

Local community group Canberra City Farm is officially launching their education centre in Fyshwick as part of their Open Day being held on Sunday 19 November 2017.

Canberra City Farm signed a 10-year licence agreement with the ACT Government in October 2015, to establish a community-run Education Centre […]

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Ag Day BBQ

By | 2017-10-26T20:04:43+00:00 26 October, 2017|business, general news|

Goulburn Ag Day BBQ

On 21 November, Australia will celebrate the remarkable contribution Australian agriculture makes to feeding and clothing people across the world. The new national initiative, National Agriculture Day, encourages Australians to host their own event to celebrate Australian agriculture.

In […]

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Southern Harvest BBQ Gathering and AGM

By | 2017-10-26T18:07:02+00:00 26 October, 2017|general news|

We love a good gathering, and we love an event that shares great food!

Join us for a Southern Harvest Gathering on Friday 8 December for a summer celebration coupled with our AGM.

Bring a chair, bring a plate (plus knives, forks and spoons) and something to share… perhaps even some local wine or beer if you […]

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Primary Production and Rural Development planning reforms

By | 2017-10-26T17:58:08+00:00 26 October, 2017|business, general news|

Are you a free-range farmer or eater? Just released and we’d love to have your input. Southern Harvest is planning a submission to the draft Primary Production and Rural Development planning reforms – we encourage you all to individually submit, but please also provide comments also to James Innes vicepresident(at)southernharvest.org.au to that we can prepare […]

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Australasian Permaculture Convergence to be held in Canberra

By | 2017-10-26T14:36:28+00:00 26 October, 2017|courses, general news|

The fourteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence will be held in Canberra from 15-19 April 2018. The four day convergence kicks off with the ACT Permaculture Festival on Sunday 15 April 2018, at Canberra City Farm and then 4 days of connecting and learning at The Greenhills Centre in Cotter. Followed by […]

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ANNUAL FOOD SOVEREIGNTY CONVERGENCE TO BE HELD IN,CANBERRA OCTOBER 23-24

By | 2017-10-16T16:03:11+00:00 16 October, 2017|courses, eating seasonally, general news|

ANNUAL FOOD SOVEREIGNTY CONVERGENCE TO BE HELD IN CANBERRA OCTOBER 23-24

MEDIA RELEASE Date of release: 16 October 2017

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) will host the annual Food Sovereignty Convergence in Canberra on the 23rd and 24th of October 2017 at the Burrungiri Cultural Centre.

The convergence will provide an opportunity for attendees to debate, share […]

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Caroola Farm Tour Sat 14 Oct 2018

By | 2017-10-11T09:09:05+00:00 11 October, 2017|general news|

Visit Caroola Farm as part of Fair Food Week Celebrations

One day only

Saturday 14 October 2017

Join in on farm for:

  • An informative short talk on the history of Caroola Farm and our plans into the future. Inspiring you to think about what you can achieve in your own space – no matter what the size!
  • Walking […]
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Help secure the future of free-range farming in Victoria

By | 2017-10-11T08:53:19+00:00 11 October, 2017|general news|

Victorian Government Welcomes Feedlots and Rejects Free Range Pigs & Poultry

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is deeply disappointed at substance of the proposed new planning provisions from the Victorian Government’s work on Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries. Despite […]

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Food Sovereignty Convergence 23-24 October in Canberra

By | 2017-09-21T14:15:13+00:00 21 September, 2017|general news|

Join us in Canberra on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October 2017 for two days of debate, stories, analysis, sharing, strategising and planning, all in the cause of building a fair food system for all Australians! Farmers, consumer advocates, right to food activists, urban agriculturalists, educators, communicators, innovators – whoever you are, wherever you’re from […]

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