Anita and Andy at Five Ducks Farm produce nutritious, tasty, chemical free berries, free range eggs and preserves on their tiny permaculture farm in Pomonal, nestled at the foot of the Grampians.

They use ducks and chickens as natural pest controllers in a regenerative way, helping to build soil health. Waste ‘deposits’ from the birds are incorporated back into the berry garden and orchard as part of a natural fertiliser system. The birds are free to express their natural behaviours of scratching and foraging, they help to blend in compost and mulches applied each year further enriching the soil with humus and carbon. This provides the perfect habitat for millions of fungi, bacteria and soil life which in turn support the health and vitality of all the plants and animals on the farm. We believe this leads to more nutrient dense fresh berries and tastier preserves. They grow raspberries, blackberries, loganberries, boysenberries, youngberries and silvanberries.