Tour & Outing Events Coordinator – Contact Christine McGurgan
Our next tour will be to the Sprout Stack in Brookvale on Tuesday 21st July at 11.00am.
Sprout Stack is a pioneering, environmentally sensitive hydroponics business that grows vegetables and herbs without soil. And this urban farm uses 95 per cent less water than traditional market gardens.
Founded by Francisco Caffarena and Michael Harder in 2016, Sprout Stack is Australia’s only commercial vertical farm and is based in Brookvale. Shipping containers are utilised to grow green vegetable for independent grocers using methods more productive than traditional farming.
If you would like to purchase their vegetables please bring a shopping bag the vegetables will cost you $5 that’s right just $5!
This warehouse veggie farm is touted as the way of the future!
Please note because of the Covid restrictions we will not be permitted into the vegetable containers but Hugh will open the doors and allow us to look in. I am assured we will see plenty!
What to wear: Covered Shoes with good grip – this is a must if you want to enter the warehouse!
Time: 10.50 am to meet in the car park. Parking is limited so if you are able to car pool – please do!
Cost: It’s FREE!
Address: Unit 24 /122-126 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale (behind the Villeroy Boch Warehouse just up from the TAFE)
And afterwards for lunch, I suggest the Brooky Pub. It’s newly renovated and I hear the food is very good! Tuesday is Sirloin Steak with chips & Salad or mash & veg’s for just $15! Or whatever you prefer from the menu.
Numbers are limited for this tour to 30 people which will allow elbow size social distancing in the office area. Seating is also limited so if you would like to bring your own fold up chair please do so.
The first 30 people to call me 0466 090 325 or firstname.lastname@example.org will be the lucky ones!
During this time of lockdown trying to organise any tours or outings has been quite the challenge with venues closed and not being able to speak with anyone.
I have put together a proposed presentation of what’s to come, just to whet your appetites and to give you something to look forward to when we are allowed out (in large groups)! You will notice there are no dates or costs shown as these details will be advised at a later date.
In the meantime something you may like to look at doing to fill in your time is the “home wine tastings” – sip & learn.
Go to visitnsw.com click on the events then click on the various wineries which are hosting the home tastings. Pick the one you like and away you go! Some tastings are done via the zoom meetings others via Facebook and Instagram so it is possible to have a few groups happening in various venues at the same time. Costs vary between each winery and you need to pre order your wine. As we can now have 5 people in the same room this may be something which can be shared with your friends or fellow members. Enjoy!