Merri Bee Organic Farmacy, Nannup
Merri Bee Organic Farmacy in Nannup is a 27 acre permaculture & ecosystem developed over the past 30 years. Stewart Seesink and Bee Winfield's passion is regenerating healthy top soil on their land which adjoins the Blackwood River. The farm was certified organic with NASAA for ten years and continues to comply with all organic standards. It is part of the growing fair food movement, providing nutrient dense food and teaching soil building skills so as to encourage others to grow in health and happiness. As regular stall holders at Margaret River and City Farm Perth Farmer Markets they sell a year round diverse range of produce: fully tree ripened fruit (fresh and dried), vegetables, nuts, also pastured eggs, meat and dairy from animals who enjoy perennial pastures and certified organic grains. Ancient Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine" and Merri Bee Organic food certainly is preventative medicine.
Merri Bee Organic farm is an ecosystem dedicated to growing and producing the best organic food you can eat. We are passionate about caring for our vegetables and animals in the way nature intended. Fully tree ripened fruit, vegetables grown naturally with compost. Meat, eggs and dairy from animals who enjoy a quality natural lifestyle, with wholesome organic feed. Fellow organic gardeners would go along with Permaculture founder Bill Mollison who says “All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden.” The food forest, with its understory and herb layer, includes hundreds of species of fruit, nut, medicinal and fiber plants, and clearly demonstrates that if we mimic nature as Bill suggests, we can feed the world without using harmful chemicals. Merri Bee Permaculture Guided Tour provides much food for thought as well as actual nutrient dense food and often provokes people to say when they taste produce “That’s the taste of my childhood!”
Our Point of Difference
Bee’s mud brick house was handmade by her 20 years ago, from local and recycled materials. It overlooks the food forests emerging over many steep hills leading down to the Blackwood River on the Northern boundary. The land is full of nooks, crannies and lovely views or as a permaculturalist would say “various micro climates”. They can never decide whether Autumn or
Spring is their favourite season.