David Flinter started Hand’n’Hoe in 1997. He bought the property years before, when he was only 19 years old. His vision at that time was to create a sustainable lifestyle through permaculture and sustainable farming, and he spent 2 years living in a tent clearing pockets of land and felling selected trees by himself. David built his first dwelling where his children were born, and then the house where he lives today, using only very basic tools and the wood from his farm.
Since the early days, David’s vision became clearer and more focused as community became a large part of his work. He is passionate about building people’s awareness about clean food and where it comes from; he works with people from the local community on his farm and they support him and his sustainable farming practices. David supports Farmers Markets and he and travels long distances to make his certified organic macadamia products easily available and accessible to everyone.
David is determined to produce locally and sell locally, and therefore provide multicultural Australia with his best quality products. Consequently Hand’n’Hoe does not export, and this is integral to David’s sustainable farming philosophy.
Sustainability is integral to all aspects of David’s life and he lives his truth in that he maintains a sustainable lifestyle and runs a sustainable business. He certainly hopes this is conveyed in his message and is reflected in his products.