Youngtown's LillyPilly Organic Farm a self-sustainable success story

GARDENING GURU: Doris Rosenkranz at LillyPilly Organic Farm in Youngtown. The farm will host an open day early next year. Picture: Scott Gelston

GARDENING GURU: Doris Rosenkranz at LillyPilly Organic Farm in Youngtown. The farm will host an open day early next year. Picture: Scott Gelston

Gardening enthusiast Doris Rosenkranz sees your supermarket shopping list, and she'll raise you the option of picking whatever you want fresh out of your own garden. 

Since buying her Youngtown property four years ago, which has since become LillyPilly Organic Farm, Mrs Rosenkranz has worked to establish a self-sustainable smorgasbord of fruits, vegetables and nuts in her own backyard.

“We're in it every day and on the weekends we're in in from early until late, but hopefully once it's all established that will reduce a bit,” Mrs Rosenkranz said.

“It's just a great thing to do, you come home from work, you wander down the garden and you pick some stuff for dinner and it’s really very satisfying; I think it's good for humans to do it.”

The pesticide-free farm will host an open weekend on January 14 and 15, with all proceeds going towards a Huon Valley animal shelter. 

“I'm a very strong supporter of... Brightside Sanctuary and I thought ‘well if I’m going to do this, the proceeds can go to Brightside’.” 

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