Building resilience is more important than ever in these uncertain times.
Nature-based school holiday farm workshops on offer through Homegrown Organics - Masters of Fresh will help children and families build resilience and confidence as they experience the great outdoors.
Desley and Rod Bailey, with help from 16-year-old son Jack, will lead the workshops in January.
Desley said they decided to share their property with youngsters and families through the workshop experiences.
"Nature teaches us a lot," she said.
"It teaches us a lot about the weather, it teaches resilience and how to deal with the unexpected."
Desley said time spent in nature helped build confidence in children which couldn't be achieved by sitting inside.
Kids who have grown up in nature will make their own fun and develop an inner contentment and peace hard to find anywhere else, she said.
The three workshops are kids in the bush, kids in the garden and families under the stars.
They are designed to develop a greater appreciation and love of nature and healthy food, promote practical and critical thinking skills, and increase resilience and confidence.
A separate workshop for adults will focus on off the grid living at a time when many people are swapping city life for the bush amid the pandemic.
Desley said moving from the city to the country could be quite a shock for some people and a huge learning curve.
Rod will share his extensive country living experience during the workshop to help make the transition to rural life easier for newcomers.
Homegrown Organics - Masters of Fresh has just under a hectare of land under intensive agriculture at Upper Rollands Plains.
The family grows organic vegetables which they sell direct to customers through markets or home delivery. Customers are drawn from Bonny Hills to Bellingen.