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To build a community, one needs a community. 

Shepherds Ground has been and continues to be supported and inspired by a variety of social enterprises, businesses, educational facilities and individuals.  This page wishes to acknowledge those connections.

Local networks and Businesses

We love Uprising sourdough bread (Maryville & Cooks Hill), not only for the great taste and variety of fresh baked goods but because of their commitment to sustainable business practices.

Check them out here

Vedika and Chris from Head, Heart and Hands are yoga teachers. Check out their classes here

Sacred Art of Geometry

We were delighted when Daniel and Vija of Sacred Art of Geometry in the UK offered to hold workshops at Shepherds Ground in 2019. Inspiring, relaxing, challenging, wonderful....

Slow Food Earth Market

Slow Food Earth Market Maitland at the Levee shared zone first and third Thursday of the month 2-7pm (Summer) features the produce of local farmers and backyard growers. 

Need a mobile butcher? Find out more here

Slow food Hunter Valley

Good, clean and fair food for all. Find out more here.

Our local whole food store in East Maitland, jam-packed with organic produce, books, water filters and more. Their cafe serves delicious nutritious food for all dietary requirements and there's lots of practitioners on offer at the Inner Health Centre (rooms attached). Check out Organic Feast here

Purple Pear Farm

Kate and Mark at Purple Pear farm are experienced friends in the realm of sustainable agriculture. At their small farm at Anambah they run permaculture courses and cheese making workshops as well as host children's parties. Check them out here 

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