Our Story

The Otway Coast Regenerative Farmers group is a designated Landcare group within the Southern Otway Landcare Network.

We are a group of local people living in the Otway region who are engaged in the production of food, farm, and forest products. We are focused on creating the highest quality produce in a sustainable way that regenerates the land.

We use approaches that work with nature, rather than against it, and minimise the use of artificial fertilisers, sprays and additives. We have developed a set of recommended practices through which we aim to improve our soil, our waterways, the health of native flora and fauna, as well as the health and enjoyment of the people who consume our produce. We want our local community to appreciate our high quality local products and for our local economy to grow and prosper.

We aim to  provide local regenerative farmers with a network of support through membership, learning events, and as an incubator to assist emerging members with their goals and practices for growing ethical, natural farm produce of the highest quality.

We are all on a learning journey and as a group we enjoy travelling together.

Members receive free access to the regenerative farming standards and free participation in the on farm review process. Members also receive discounts on learning events and other activities.

If you would like the camaraderie and support of your local farming network we would love to welcome you a s new member.

MISSION AND VISION

The OCRF mission is to help farms in the Otway Coast region to develop and maintain high standards of regenerative farming practices. We aim to provide local regenerative farmers with a network of support through membership, learning events, and as an incubator to assist emerging members with their goals and practices for growing farm produce of the highest quality.

The OCRF vision is In five years our members will be making a livelihood from their farms and achieve a high quality of life through a healthy lifestyle and sound work methods. The produce of our members will be sold locally and further afield through strong networks, offering our communities healthy and environmentally sound fresh food and fibre options with low food miles. Our farms will have better soils, greater natural diversity and we will be wiser and more knowledgeable with regards our farming practices. The OCRF will be known throughout the region as a farmers group supporting ethical farm products and a healthy environment.