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Wambyn Olive Farm

Wambyn Olive Farm is also the home of the Runied Paino Sanctury

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WAMBYN OLIVE FARM

Wambyn Organic Olive Farm began in 1994. Over the years we have planted about 1350 olive trees(about 10 different varieties) which are used to make cold-pressed, organic, extra-virgin olive oil and table olives(green and black). About 8 years ago we imported a genuine, hydraulic mat press to process our own oil. At the same time we had our whole property certified as organic by NASAA(no.6153).

We use only organic methods to fertilize and care for the trees. All irrigation is gravity fed. Our house electrical system is powered completely by the sun.

In the past we have done all our olive harvesting ourselves with the help of our friends. But over the last 2 years our crop has been so large that we are starting to introduce mechanical harvesting machinery.

We sell our product through various businesses in York and various organic and fresh food outlets around Perth. We also attend the City Farm Organic Market and the grower’s market in Montreal St. Fremantle.

Ruined Piano Sanctuary

In conjunction with our farming enterprise we are also the world’s first ruined piano sanctuary. Ruined pianos have been collected from around the state and placed in strategic positions around our 160acre farm. As the pianos degrade back into the environment their sounds and appearance become ever more fascinating. Ross Bolleter(pianist and composer) regularly plays these pianos and has recorded several CDs of ruined piano music. We organize ruined piano concerts every so often. The next one is on September 20, 2008.

People are welcome to visit by appointment only. We will give you a map to guide you around the old pianos. If you wish you can have a cup of tea or coffee and listen to some of the ruined piano music.(cost is $5/adult).

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Lot 5200 Great Southern Hwy York WA 6302 Australia

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