At Mandolé Orchard we genuinely care about the environment and our place in it.

We have implemented multiple sustainable practices into the daily operation of our business.

We work hard every day to ensure the way we farm and the way we manufacture has a positive impact on our planet, not only for ourselves and our environment but for future generations to come.

Every drop counts

Water conservation is extremely important to us. Our drip irrigation system employs the latest state of the art technology to ensure efficient and accurate watering of our almond trees without any wastage.

Soil and tree sensing technology ensures our almond trees receive the precise amount of water they need, when they need it. As a result, our water usage is 30% lower than the industry standard – an incredible achievement.

Several storage dams located on our property provide local birds and wildlife with access to water whilst keeping our almond trees hydrated throughout the year.

At Mandolé Orchard, we are also very fortunate to be able to clean and redistribute the water that leaves our manufacturing facility back onto our orchard.

We care about our soil

At Mandolé Orchard we do not cultivate our soil, limiting soil disturbance and helping to prevent soil erosion. All the nutrients we give to our trees benefit our soil.

Our aim is to nurture and improve the biology of our soil with a strong focus on soil rejuvenation. This not only improves overall tree health, it also produces a high quality product and a long-term sustainable approach to farming.

This includes using biological fertilisers that activate the micro-organisms in the soil allowing us to improve the overall health of our orchard.

More than just a nut

The nut itself is only one part of the almond.

The rest — the shell and the hull — have many uses in agriculture. The shell can be used to add organic matter back into the orchard soil whilst the hull, which is high in potassium, is used for animal feed.

In the dormancy phase of the life of an almond, all the leaves drop to the ground and naturally break down to create organic matter that gives nutrients back to the soil.

Whilst almonds feed us and provide us with important nutrients, the almond tree itself absorbs carbon dioxide, helping to clean the air and supply oxygen. They also provide refuge and food for wildlife.

No bees, no almonds

At Mandolé Orchard we work with experienced, local beekeepers who understand the important role bees play in not just growing almonds but supporting local agriculture.

At Mandolé Orchard we understand and appreciate the influence our bees have on the environment and our beekeepers genuinely care about protecting and growing the local bee population.
The almond blossom plays a pivotal role in the lifecycle of the bee, particularly during honey producing season. When almond trees bloom, bees get their first food source from our orchard’s nutritious pollen.

While bees are essential to growing almonds, the bees benefit too. Almond orchards help strengthen bee hives because just like almonds are a nutritious snack for us, almond pollen is very nutritious for honey bees, providing all ten of the amino acids their diets require.

Honey bee hives routinely leave stronger after visiting during almond bloom to pollinate other crops such as canola, oranges and cherries where they will subsequently produce the majority of their honey.

Mandolé Orchard and the surrounding hills also carry native vegetation which supports the local eco-system including many of the honeybees which help pollinate our almond trees during blossom.

Recycling is important to us

At Mandolé Orchard we only use 100% recyclable packaging. We have collaborated with a company whose ambitions are similar to ours when it comes to recycling and minimising our impact on the environment around us.

Our packaging has been designed with its full life cycle in mind ensuring each bottle, cap and sleeve can be completely recycled.

Return of wildlife

Conservation is always at the forefront of our minds. Mandolé Orchard, Lake Wyangan and the surrounding hills are home to some incredible wildlife. Once dry land, Mandolé Orchard has slowly brought an array of Australian wildlife back to the area.

It has created ideal living conditions for many native animals and reptiles including kangaroos and echidnas as well as blue-tongue and frilled-neck lizards.

Unique bird life

Mandolé Orchard is home to some beautiful species of birds including the bronze-winged pidgeon, pelicans, green-grass and ringneck parrots and the robin red-breast, which had not been seen in the area for many years.