Mariefields was formerly Tagari Farm of Tyalgum where Bill Mollison developed the world first permaculture farm and developed the permaculture concept.
Under the new stewardship of Dr John Quayle ,a Veterinary Surgeon and International Ecologist ,Mariefields is undergoing a rejuvenation with environmental protection at the forefront of every activity.
For over 30 years no chemical insecticides or fertilizers have been used at Mariefields Farm. We produce pure organic honey, free range eggs and grass-fed organic Angus beef cattle in a environmentally protected area with wildlife corridors and restricted native breeding and habitat areas.
Built in 1920 the historic Mariefields Homestead has been restored to its original condition.
The original 1900's Dairy Shed has been renovated into a rural workers dwelling.
The Farmhouse has been designed and renovated for Farm Stay accommodation with 6 bedrooms in a traditional country-style with modern facilities.
The unique Straw Bale Barn is for the the exclusive use of Farmstay guests as our Banquet Barn with long timber tables ,lounges and pool table.
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Rainforest trees with staghorn ,elkhorn and crows-nest line our 2km creek frontages.
Enjoy nature walks in native vegetation though wildlife corridors and an amazing Koala Forest.
check out the straw bale barn roof at night
look high in the trees near the wildlife corridor
they lay their eggs in another birds nest. see them on the willow trees
some of the many insects at Mariefields.
no chemicals for over 30 years enable these insects to abound at mariefields.
With their nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance, Tawny Frogmouths are often confused with owls, but are actually more closely related to the nightjars. Their feet are weak however and lack the curved talons of owls.
see him at night in the wildlife corridor
the guinea fowls keep down the ticks
listen to him croak when on veranda
we have several of these that live in our wildlife corridor
we have many of these pests and we are reducing their population
no chemical for over 30 years has enabled these to abound
collects our free range organic eggs
Check out this great video of an amazing early morning rainbow at Mariefields Organic Farm.