Avoland – Paul & Maria Bidwell

Avoland – Paul & Maria Bidwell

Paul & Maria Bidwell moved to Tasmania a few years ago on a hunch that they would be able to grow avocados just as well here as they did back in their home state of Western Australia. Unusually, avocados take two years to reach full maturity on the tree, so each tree has both light...
OE Hansen & Son

OE Hansen & Son

Oscar Ernest Hansen started growing pears at Highcroft near Nubeena in 1920; his grand son, Scott Hansen, runs the same orchard today, and Scott’s son Thomas has come home after his studies to work on the farm – which one day he will inherit – too. During the pear season, Scott, Liina and Thomas employ...
York Town Organics

York Town Organics

Clare & Bruce Jackson bought land in Yorktown, near the mouth of the Tamar River, almost thirty years ago after moving to the state from rural Western Australia. After clearing their small patch, they set up a small organic farm, partially funded by sale of the cleared wood, and have continue to grow in a...
Tassie Pride Glasshouse – Johann & Mariette Joubert

Tassie Pride Glasshouse – Johann & Mariette Joubert

South-African born Dr Johann Joubert was working as a counsellor and pastor in the North West region of Tasmania in the late 1990s when he began to see a sharp increase unemployment, depression and suicide. With the Van Leerdam family he and his family decided to do something positive about it, and set up a...
John Donohoe

John Donohoe

John, as you might expect from a potato grower, comes from good Irish stock, and his son Ben will be the fourth generation of Donohoes farming...