- The person pays a once-off joining fee ($50)
- The person has applied for 5 organic shares at $10 per share
- The person is able to use or contribute to the services of the co-operative
- Is supportive of the overall mission of ORICoop
Mooral Creek, NSW
A certified organic farm producing avocado, citrus and macadamia nuts with an exemplary history of sustainable tree crops, agroforestry, water conservation and increasing soil carbon.
Eco-Credits to be released in 2022
A certified organic farm with an exemplary history of sustainable tree crops, agroforestry, water conservation and increasing soil carbon.
Certified organic farm producing avocados, citrus and macadamia nuts. Pasture areas are used for mulching trees and weed control.
Certified Organic cropping plus agroforestry
Plateau Organics is approximately 70% woody vegetation and 30% improved pasture with high integrated nature base values. It is a third generation family enterprise incorporation 30 years of regenerative practices,
Through minimising the use of all packaging and recycling all waste products where possible, Plateau Organics pledges to improve sustainability on-farm.
Through strategic best practices and diverse pasture species, the farm is endeavouring to increase soil carbon across the irrigated and dryland areas of the farm. This mitigates the negative effects of agriculture on the environment and is validated by repeated annual soil tests.
Riparian areas will be expanded and improved through increased ground cover and strategic wind breaks. Grass and pasture cover to be maintained around dams to minimise destructive water flow in heavy damaging rain events and the surface spring water used only for orchards.
The permanency of carbon and natural capital will be managed by building biological life in the soil and integrating the use of natural resources at ecosystem and farming system levels.
The regional climate is temperate with a longer growing season. Seasons are distinct, with a warm summer and a cool winter.
The soils are red volcanic with high fertility and friable structure. Being a loam, the soil is vulnerable to erosion; which is why cover cropping is vital for longevity and regeneration.
Surface spring water is used to irrigate orchards sustainably.
Vegetation includes many different grass species, avocado, citrus and macadamia nuts and native forest. Of the total land area, 92 Ha is a natural tree buffer zone that protects the farmed 29 Ha.
Existing commercial crops include organic certified avocados and citrus. Potential market channels include expanding major supermarket suppliers and exporting.