Jen Feeding the Goats - North Farm Loving Nature Retreat Space, Bellingen

The Taste of Austerity

Grapes are dripping in big luscious black bunches on the vines here at North Farm, and as we enjoy the abundance of seasonal fruit we’re reminded that the word ‘austere’ is apparently derived from a Greek word describing the bitter,…

Koala - North Farm Loving Nature Retreat, Bellingen

Koala magic

‘How much can the koala bear?’, a heart-rending article in this weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald’s magazine (11-12 Feb 12). What a shock to read that there may be as few as 45,000 of these beautiful creatures left in the wild…

January 2012 Newsletter

New Year greetings to you, and to so many others who wove a thread into the emerging web of loveliness here at North Farm last year … … we, Jen and Gai, hope you are enjoying a splendid start to…

Spring frolic

I often recall a bit of graffiti (a graffito?) I used to pass on my way home from Sydney Uni to Glebe. ‘Do not frolic’ it said. It always made me smile. Just as our beautiful goats do. The spring…

The Studio - North Farm Retreat Space, Bellingen

Accommodation at North Farm

Visitors to Bellingen are beginning to discover the delights of North Farm. Comfortable accommodation with magical views, abundant organic orchards and delicious home grown food (including goat’s milk feta and haloumi) are hard to resist. It is a wonderful place,…

Dru Yoga - North Farm Retreat Space Bellingen. Wheelchair-friendly, accessible accommodation in the Bellingen Valley. Retreats and Farmstay for up to 20 people.

Dru Yoga at North Farm

What a beautiful day it is today. Glorious. There’s a clear, blue sky, a soft breeze and warm sun. I am noticing it all, rather than taking it for granted as I usually do, and I’m pretty sure that’s a…

What is a story circle?

What is a ‘story circle’? Most of the dozen or so people who came along for the first of Aunty Bea’s Story Circles at North Farm probably had that question in mind when they arrived here on Sunday morning! In…

Dru Yoga - North Farm Retreat Space Bellingen. Wheelchair-friendly, accessible accommodation in the Bellingen Valley. Retreats and Farmstay for up to 20 people.

Salute to the Four Directions

Beautiful weather. Beautiful group. Beautiful teacher. Our recent Dru Yoga day, based around the ‘Salute to the Four Directions’, was delightful. Easy-going and gentle, with fantastic effects: we are still feeling both relaxed AND energised days after the event! Wendy’s…

Dru Yoga - North Farm Retreat Space Bellingen. Wheelchair-friendly, accessible accommodation in the Bellingen Valley. Retreats and Farmstay for up to 20 people.

Yoga with Jen Nolan

Jen Nolan invites you to enjoy a great way to start your day with Yoga: Breathing; Stretching and Relaxing. The classes are Hatha/Vinyasa based and are enjoyable for beginners as well as more practised yogis. Tuesdays 9.00 – 10.30am at North Farm Please bring…

Chickens - Studio, North Farm Retreat Space Bellingen. Wheelchair-friendly, accessible accommodation in the Bellingen Valley. Retreats and Farmstay for up to 20 people.

Biodynamics in the Home Orchard

The great synergies between chooks and fruit trees, and the challenge of managing fungal problems in a hot humid climate were just two of the many topics covered in a Biodynamic Agriculture Australia (BAA) workshop on ‘Biodynamics in the Home…