Yan Yan Gurt West
Outstanding example of multipurpose farm trees
Your host: Andrew Stewart
Yan Yan Gurt West Farm - Fitting agroforestry into a working farm
Tour Presented by Andrew Stewart and family
Yan Yan Gurt West is a regenerative sheep and agroforestry farm nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Otway Ranges.
Our family has been caretaking this property for 5 generations. There has been a strong ethos of stewardship for both the natural landscape, its flora and fauna, and the requirements of a successful farming business.
Having incorporated over 40,000 trees and shrubs into the farming landscape we are creating a robust ecosystem fostering biodiversity along with sheep and forestry production that will be resilient in the face of climate change.
Recently we have established a food & flower forest of native flowers and bush foods. We also have an earthen cob cottage built on the property, a creative example of combined methods in natural, sustainable building techniques using timber, clay, ochre, wool and stone sourced from the property.
You've got the opportunity to share our inspiration and learn more about our passion for wellbeing and abundance.
Yan Yan Gurt Farm Tours (2.5 hours)
The guided tour will include:
- Farm walk focusing on the agroforestry and re-generative farming principles
- Operational Historic woolshed - built in 1888
- Working dog demonstration
- Natural Building display and discussion
We have been running farm tours for more than 20 years for a range of groups. DOWNLOAD BROUCHURE ON FARM
Sunday 18th March 1.30 - 4.00pm
Friday 6th April 1.30 - 4.00pm
Saturday 21st April 1.30 - 4.00pm
Morning optional tour of Bambra Agroforestry Farm:
Before our tour you could also visit the Bambra Agroforestry Farm. Rowan Reid set up the farm as an outdoor classroom for tree growing in 1987 and has more than 50 commercial timber species integrated into a beautify landscape. A forest scientist, academic and practitioner, Rowan is Australia's leading agroforestry educator. (SEE:Bambra Agroforestry Farm)
Located in the Eastern Otways 95 minutes from Melbourne. Detailed directions will be provided on booking.
Tour of Yan Yan Gurt West only = $40/person, $20/students (13-18) Students book at full price and recieve $20 cash refund on arrival
Tour both Bambra Agroforestry Farm and Yan Yan Gurt West = $70/person, $35/students (13-18) Students book at full price and recieve $35 refund on arrival
Tour Bambra Agroforestry Farm only = $40/person, $20/students (13-18) Students book at full price and recieve $20 cash refund on arrival
Children under 13 are free but they must be closely supervised for their own safety and for the benefit of other guests.
All guests must BOOK ONLINEthrough the Australian Agroforestry Foundation
If you have an problems with your registration CONTACT ROWAN
The Australian Agroforestry Foundation is a Not For Profit organisation that delivers agroforestry education and extension programs around the world. Rowan Reid is the Managing Director of the Foundation and Andrew Stewart is on the board.