It’s a Farming Life!

It’s a Farming Life!

This week I had my onboarding call with the Mentoring Scholarship I won – Rare Inspiring Birds to begin the process of matching me to a Mentor. One of the questions I was asked, was how is your lifestyle? what do you do outside of work? I have been asked this...
Bumper Crops

Bumper Crops

Australia has the capacity to, and more often than not does, produce more food that it needs.  So much so, that it is more often than not the weather that makes farming profitable in this country.  In the wake of Cyclone Debbie just over 5 months ago prices for many...
Market Gardening 101

Market Gardening 101

Market Gardening Business 101 So, we are hearing the catch cry from many groups and the media that we need to encourage new blood to come into farming, as the majority of farmers are in their late 60s, and about to retire, which is true….What we are not hearing...
The Business Of Farming

The Business Of Farming

I am very happy to let you know that I have been selected with 99 other female entrepreneurs Australia-wide to receive a 12 Month Business Mentorship scholarship, funded by the Federal government with the ‘Inspiring Rare Birds‘ Program :))) I had no idea...
Growing Land

Growing Land

When we first began growing in Mullumbimby, I was amazed to discover that most of our fresh food is being brought in from other growing regions around Australia rather than being grown and distributed here. With an increasing amount of Australia’s fertile land...
Sustainability and Hypocrisy

Sustainability and Hypocrisy

When I repeated Grade 12 my English teacher Wendy Cryle taught me that bias is unavoidable. I have since come to understand that hypocrisy is unavoidable too, at least for me. Whether it’s believing that we should not use plastic bags at our weekly supermarket...
Why Certified Organic?

Why Certified Organic?

We often hear from organic farmers about the fact that we now have to ‘prove’ and pay for the right to call ourselves organic farmers, we believe that like every other skilled profession, it is good for farmers to have standards and practises that they...
The Art and Skill of Farming

The Art and Skill of Farming

My father often says that if it were easy everyone would do it. That has certainly been an interesting thought given the challenges Sheia and I have faced with farming. There are so many variables that influence the outcome of a crop. I have seen the effects of...
Bean Subji

Bean Subji

300g green beans, edges trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp black mustard seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp whole or ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste) 4 curry leaves ghee or olive oil Heat 1 tbsp ghee / olive...