I’m mad about farming, but by no means did I grow up on a farm. The connections began as a teenager – For this I can thank my farming aunty and uncle for lighting the ‘flame’ on their beautiful cattle property in Northern NSW. So those formative days running around cows began the progression, turning into a manifestation of all things ag. Over the years that followed I immersed myself in practice and theory here and abroad, until that interest found small scale, bio intensive farming. So I guess I’m an apprentice market gardener with bovine interests…
My passion for food, cooking and the environment gave me the desire to learn what it takes to grow food. So I undertook a short internship at a biodynamic CSA farm and knew pretty quickly I had found my calling as a market gardener! I loved it. I jumped in head first, found a sharefarm, and my business The Gypsy Farmer was born. After growing on a few different sharefarms on the mid north coast, I’ve settled at The Mandarin Bend. I have a desire to change our broken food system – to educate people about the joys and benefits of seasonal, organic eating and to inspire more young people to connect back to the land and start growing food.