Our organic farmers need you!
Organic and biodynamic farmers are in the direct line of the NSW and QLD bushfires. You can support them directly HERE
Numerous certified organic producers are in imminent danger, but due to their farming enterprises cannot leave their farm. Others continue to face the waiting game of fires in their direct surrounding areas. Benmar Farm (pictured above) and Marook Farm are under ongoing threat from multiple fire fronts. Together with other certified organic producers on the NSW Mid-North Coast
Help keep stock alive
Did you know that organic farmers are not able to accept the offered fodder by some of the fantastic charities – as it would jeopardise their organic certification. Farmers urgently need help to keep their stock alive, recover from the fires and retain their organic certification. We are aiming to raise $14,000 for a B-double load of certified organic fodder from Victorian organic farmers. It will enable farmers to continue to farm and deliver their exceptional certified organic products to the shelves of your local food store.
Hear directly from farmers about the current challenges they are facing here.
The Organic Farmers Bushfire Appeal is coordinated by ORICoop. ORICoop is working with local charities in each region to get our farmers back on their farms growing organic food and fibre. All donations received will be overseen by our regional representatives & an ORICoop Board member to ensure that the funds get to those that need it most.
Other ways to help
- Encourage your customers to make a contribution at the till – contact ORICoop for more information
- Spread the word amongst your networks!
- Help with supply of organic fodder or temporary agistment – register your interest here.
- Contribute your ideas for land rejuvenation – contact ORICoop here
- Spread the word!
- Lend a hand to farmers in NSW & Qld post-fires – register your interest here.
- Consider WWOOFing
- Help amplify the reach of this fundraising appeal – contact ORICoop if you are a logistics expert, wordsmith or PR/marketing guru.
- Spread the word on social media and through your networks!
Are you affected by the bushfires as an organic grower or producer?
Please contact us at ORICoop with details of what support you require.
We aim to launch a further appeal following this one, to raise funds for:
- Bulk grain purchase
- Certified organic agistment
- Transport to suitable interim organic farmland
- Replacement of farm equipment, farm structures and implements on organic farms
Thank you for your support! You can donate HERE to assist farmers directly with organic fodder.