A year since we began

Much has happened at 5eyesFarm in the last year or so when we started out. We have been designing and building infrastructure and establishing a 60,000 litre aquaponics system. We have tilled land, established composting systems (and a compost house, established a seedling house and enriched the soil on nearly 6 acres. Roads, retaining walls … More A year since we began

Meet Anwar – our head organic gardener

We are very proud to have Anwar on board as our new head organic gardener. He has so much knowledge, dedication and such a good work ethic. (Kami sangat bangga bekerja dengan Anwar sebagai petani organik muda. Dia memiliki begitu banyak pengetahuan, dedikasi dan etika kerja yang bagus). Anwar says: “I have a dream… to … More Meet Anwar – our head organic gardener

Organic farming

  Most vegetables and fruits that you buy in the super market, the market or even warung and restaurants have been sprayed with chemicals that are not good for eating unless they are cleaned very thoroughly. Even when we wash our food before preparing it to eat, the chemical sprays get inside the food and … More Organic farming

First Fruits

5eyesfarm is getting underway. While the aquaponics setup is happening we are using the remaining land to grow organic produce. A lot has happened in a short time with beds  created, composted, mulched and planted. Not using chemical sprays for anything means  careful pest controls by hand and with natural oils. Making the beds:   … More First Fruits

Herbs and spices

Bees are the inspiration behind choosing most of our herbs in Melbourne… Lavender, basil, sage, and edible flowers like calendula and marigolds. We do use them in cooking and only just realised recently that most of the flowers we have are edible and good for salads and so on. Other herbs that grow so easily are … More Herbs and spices

5 eyes farm

What is 5 eyes farm? “5 eyes” (translated mata lima) is an ancient planting pattern used for palm and big farm plantings so that standing almost anywhere you see 5 avenues between the trees heading off in every direction. As it happens, bees have 5 eyes too and as bee keepers and happy experimental gardeners we like … More 5 eyes farm