PUGF 2019

PUGF 2019 saw us incubate 22 new farmers across five pop up garlic farms across Melbourne and surrounds. The sites included: Seaford at the ‘Downs Estate Community Garden’ where Robyn, Rod, Tessa and Kylie are planning to use the course as a pathway to expand and explore the possibility of a market garden onsite. Silvertine farmContinue reading “PUGF 2019”

Farmer Incubator & Young Farmers Connect research partnership!

ASPIRING FARMER SURVEY                   BEGINNING/ NEXT GEN FARMER SURVEY We at Farmer Incubator have long dreamed of establishing a collaborative farming model here in Oz.  Thankfully, there are many successful and well developed examples of Incubator Co-farms and other similar co-farming models in the US, UK and otherContinue reading “Farmer Incubator & Young Farmers Connect research partnership!”

Feature Farmer: Ant (Tellurian Fruit Gardens)

Farmer Ant is the owner of Tellurian Fruit Gardens – a 4ha Certified Organic orchard of diverse fruit trees in the small central highlands town of Harcourt. The orchard is part of the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op, where members (including market gardeners Gung Hoe Growers, micro dairy Sellars Farmhouse Creamery, Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree NurseryContinue reading “Feature Farmer: Ant (Tellurian Fruit Gardens)”

Feature Farmer : Paul (Thriving Foods Farm)

  Paul runs Thriving Foods Farm, a traditional market garden in Koo Wee Rup, alongside his partner Claire and their little bub. Thriving Foods Farm is a traditional market garden following organic principles. Although it may have started off as being a 100% permaculture farm, the importance and priority of being able to supply freshlyContinue reading “Feature Farmer : Paul (Thriving Foods Farm)”

Feature Farmer: Buttons

Farmer ‘Buttons’ has recently started up her own micro-mushroom farm in her Brunswick East backyard. Producing up to 20 plus kg of oyster mushrooms a week, ‘The Mushroomery’ is delivering vibrant and fresh produce to local cafes and ‘Joes Market Garden’ Saturday farm gate. ‘Buttons’ is a budding young Melbourne farmer who, after completing her PermacultureContinue reading “Feature Farmer: Buttons”

Feature Farmer : Chloe Fox (Somerset Heritage Produce)

For anyone who wonders whether they’ve  got the inkling to farm, having a chat to this legend will leave you in no doubt. She’s a doer in the truest sense of the word, leading by example and leaving the naysayers to their own devices.  Simultaneously pragmatist and philosopher, Chloe personifies The New Farmer,  keeping it real, with genuineContinue reading “Feature Farmer : Chloe Fox (Somerset Heritage Produce)”

Spoke & Spade Urban Farm Tour

Weathering the weather warnings, intrepid investigators of urban farming were treated to a great tour of Spoke and Spade, urban farm run by Sim Hanscamp last month in Heidelberg.  Now featuring on a recent episode of Gardening Australia, the ‘rental’ farm (how many farms aren’t rental we ask young farmers!?) we got the low-down onContinue reading “Spoke & Spade Urban Farm Tour”

Feature Farmer : Will & Emma (Pig & Earth Farm)

Located on the Quarry Hill Farm in Dja Dja Wurrung land, near Kingston, Victoria Pig & Earth Farm is doing great work with pigs, amongst a few other things.  We interviewed Will and Emma earlier this month to get their story. What farming do you do and where and how long have you been doingContinue reading “Feature Farmer : Will & Emma (Pig & Earth Farm)”