Phase 2 of tree planting at Ryefield Hops is a great success!
This initiative was part of a partnership with Ryefield Hops through Landcare Australia. Phase 1 of the project produced 1,000 planted trees. We’re more than stoked to report that an additional 2,000 trees have been planted at the site. The partnership and tree planting was made possible through our 1% For The Planet fund. This fun is amassed by diverting 1% of the revenue from 4 Pines Pacific Ale, Pale Ale, Extra Refreshing Ale and more recently, Ultra Low.
The aim of the project was to regenerate a creek line which was cleared many years ago and grazed by cattle for up to a century. Our friends at Ryefield Hops in Bemboka, NSW started a regenerative hop farm on ex-dairy pasture. We've been lucky enough to meet the crew at Ryefield, understand their business and gain access to some of their hops for our annual wet hop brews. The creek line will grow over the next few years, providing a corridor for native fauna and a place where nutrients can be captured by the local landscape as opposed to being washed off down the river and towards the ocean. It will also encourage wildlife and insects back to the local area to improve integrated pest management at the hop farm, overall biodiversity and water management.
Talk about a win, win, win, win situation.
Thanks to all those that made this project possible including Landcare Australia and their volunteers, 1% for the Planet, Ryefield Hops and all our sustainability champions from 4 Pines including: Sarah Turner, Chris Willcock, Tom Wallage, Garrett Sherman and Mitchell Nero.