Permaculture Hastings

Businesses and Organisations

The following businesses and organisations in the Port Macquarie/Hastings area may be of use to anybody designing permaculture systems.  If you know of more, please post a comment.

Implementing Permaculture

  • Pembrooke Plants and Poultry
    02 6585 9329
    The biggest local source for chooks, Guinea fowl, ducks, bamboo and fruit trees.
  • Mick’s Tree Trimming
    0409 992 759
    They operate all over the region, but when they’re in your area, they’ll dump a truckload of chipped tree (leaves and wood) for $100. The inclusion of leaves means that there’s more moisture, and probably more N, so the pile heats up. Great way to import a bunch of organic material – too bad everybody’s figured out its worth money!
  • Eggerts Dairy
    6586 1652
    Chris and Ann Eggert are biological farming legends in the area. They operate an organic dairy, and they turn their cow pats into an excellent compost by adding sawdust and setting it out in rows. $60/tonne. Pickup or delivery. You’ll be supporting sustainable agriculture, and getting an excellent soil amendment.
  • Hastings Valley Haulage
    152 Bago Road
    6586 4183
    Matt and his partner are friendly and helpful and provide two essential permaculture ingredients: mushroom compost and crushed rock dust. They sell at least a dozen products, but these are the two I’ve been after. If you haven’t yet read about how important it is to remineralise soil in Australia, read this.
  • Sustainable Natural Resources Group
    Native tree tubestock. 0428 860 639

Organic Growers

  • Near River Community Supported Agriculture
  • Branch Organics
  • Foodprints
  • Your Neighbours
    Well, at least that the idea behind oooby – “Out of our own backyards”. Network with other small growers to share/barter/buy/sell surplus.  The main site allows you to search for people, the link above is to a Hastings area group I started.

Related Organisations

  • Mid-North Coast Organics
    MNCO was formed to support commercial organic and biodynamic producers in the Hastings region. They’ve also established a regional marketing company. Contact Susan Harwood, or (02) 6653 4578.
  • Wauchope Seed Exchange
    (02) 6586 4055
    This group is trying to preserve local and heirloom varieties of fruit and vegetable plants by collecting and distributing seeds. Find them at the Wauchope Neighbourhood Centre at 3 Waugh Street on Fridays from 10:30am – 12pm, and at the markets in front of the Uniting Church on Hastings Street the 1rst Saturday of the month.
  • The Cheesemaking Workshop


  1. I just came across this site as I googled Permaculture Port Macquarie as myself and a few friends who have formed an gardening group in Pacific Palms are spending this weekend 23rd – 25th July in Port Macquarie. I was wondering if there are any Permaculture or Organic Farms/Gardens to visit in the area.
    Thanks and good to see something happening north of us!

    Comment by Megan Cooke — 19/07/2010 @ 8:05 am

  2. Hi Megan,

    None of the local farms are particularly open to the public, though there are organised field days that visit them occasionally. Here are the sources for events, classes and open days in the area:

    You could visit our place, but its hardly a farm and hardly any evidence of permaculture at work other than “soil repair through the action of weeds”!

    If you had a specific interest (eg. organic garlic), I could probably play matchmaker with contacts I have.

    Thanks for saying ‘hi’ and let me know if I can do anything else to hook you up.


    Comment by gbell12 — 19/07/2010 @ 3:30 pm

  3. great resources for your community. good job 🙂

    Comment by frugalistmassive — 21/08/2010 @ 1:49 pm

  4. Pembrooke Plants and Poultry seems to have closed. Such a shame.

    Port Macquarie

    Comment by Veronica Green — 15/07/2012 @ 2:49 pm

  5. Is there a current permaculture group in the Hastings?
    what is the contact?

    Comment by Veronique — 04/09/2013 @ 2:10 pm

    • Hi Veronique – not that I know of. Are you in the area?

      Comment by gbell12 — 04/09/2013 @ 10:44 pm

  6. There’s a small permaculture community near Telegraph Point. I also know a few people in Port who’d be interested in joining a local permaculture or Permablitz group. Could we start one?

    Comment by Veronica — 06/09/2013 @ 10:21 am

    • Hi Veronica – that sounds like a great idea. I’ll email you directly. Anybody else?

      Comment by gbell12 — 11/09/2013 @ 9:10 am

    • Hello can I please ask for more information on Tele point permaculture group? Regards Lydia

      Comment by Lydia — 26/07/2017 @ 8:45 pm

      • Hi Lydia, see The word ‘permaculture’ seems to have been removed from their website since I last looked.

        Comment by greenve — 27/07/2017 @ 9:14 am

  7. Hi Veronica, Hi Greg
    I would be interested, but not before the new year

    Comment by Veronique — 20/10/2013 @ 11:08 pm

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