It was a great success!
About Millen Farm:
Millen farm is a community organisation developing urban farming in Samford on the outskirts of Brisbane. Farmer Arran’s passion is inspirational as is his knowledge of agriculture and permaculture.
Millen Farm Real Farmers’ Market: Wednesdays 2pm to 5pm at the Farm
Come along, meet Arran and buy organic, seasonal food, fresh from the farm each Wednesday afternoon. http://www.millenfarm.org.
Samford Valley Markets: Second Saturday of the month)
Millen Farm has partnered with Gladewood Microfarm to extend their market network to distribute the growing volume of fresh natural vegetables we are now producing. In addition to the regular Wednesday afternoon market at the Farm, we now have a regular stall at the monthly Samford Valley Markets (second Saturday of the month) and Dayboro Markets (first Sunday of the month), and we’re establishing a monthly mini-market in partnership with our friends at Lifestyle on Mount Glorious Road (last Saturday of the month).
Millen Farm Workshops are now available to book:
June 16th and 24th,
July 7th and 21st,
September 8th and 23rd,
October 13th, 21st and 28th and
November 4th and 10th.
Review: Meet the Farmer Event at Millen Farm – May 20th
Tricia commented: “Millen Farm and farmer Arran were great. Most impressed. Super morning. Yum morning tea.”
To wrap up the event: Meet the Farmer – Millen Farm
It was a delightful autumn morning at Samford’s Millen Farm on Brisbane’s outskirts for our Meet the Farmer event in May. The sun was shining brightly and so was Arran Heideman, the Farmer, our speaker and guide for the morning!
Arran spoke to us from the heart, his enthusiasm and impressive knowledge shining brightly. He talked about the philosophies of sustainable and ecologically sound farming he put in to practice at Millen Farm. He shared some of his trials and successes and told us about the hands-on work he does with a group of Marist boys undertaking a Certificate 1 in Agriculture. Arran was a delight to listen to and he held the full attention of our guests as he explained how, row by row, the farm emerged into the productive allotment we could see before us.
As we walked around the farm we could appreciate the hard work and commitment Arran had applied. What we saw was not just plants at varying stages of their productive life, but the incredible journey Arran had taken this piece of grassland through to develop the soil, introduce the right plants and create a productive and harmonious growing environment. It was a wonderful learning experience on everything from agricultural methods, permaculture and pest control, through to watering systems and the benefits of a worm farm. We also got to taste a leaf here and there as we walked.
Arran is committed to growing organic, seasonal food, to be enjoyed at its best, fresh from the farm. The food he grows is available at the Millen Farm, Real Farmer’s Market each Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm until 5 pm. http://www.millenfarm.org.