Our sustainable farming

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We’re green on three levels: production, smart packaging, and recycling our shell waste. In addition, we brew our own seaweed fertiliser for our grain farm. The shell waste is crushed and spread as lime substitute, and more recently as clay soil improver under our Picpoul vineyard plants.

In 2004 we replaced all old style treated hardwood oyster racks from our leases, replacing it with floating modules anchored by just four posts (top right).  Removing tonnes of hardwood from the river promoted natural current flow, regenerated native water grasses and slashed maintenance. What’s more, our innovation back then was proudly all privately funded, unlike the recent flood of government/taxpayer money thrown around for others to catch up.

Oyster boxes to shipWe’ve just launched our latest box range using specially commissioned recyclable cardboard (middle right), approved for aviation shipment. You’ll never ever find Styrofoam, the scourge of waste disposal, in our history.  We’re stunned that Styrofoam is still used in the industry.

We paid for lab testing of the limestone value of shell waste for grain agriculture.

Shells on truck P1040957Then we crushed our shells and spread them across our grain paddocks (left). Next we spread waste shell into the clay bedding at our picpoul vineyard for better drainage and as a slow release soil improver.

The ongoing search for green adaptation is a vital part of the Moonlight Flat Oysters narrative.

 

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