LFG Event: Visit to Millen Farm

Event Details

LFG Event: Visit to Millen Farm

Time: February 9, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Samford
Street: 2204 Mt Samson Road
City/Town: Samford
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Event Type: lgf, visit
Organized By: Catherine Allinson
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2019

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Event Description

We are so lucky to be able to visit Millen Farm and have the farmer, Arran Heideman show us around.

Millen Farm is a not for profit organisation in Samford Valley, 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. The physical farm site is approximately 5 000 sq metres of leased land within the Samford Commons precinct within walking distance of Samford Village.

This is what Millen Farm have to say about their community operated organisation.

"Our aim is to be a catalyst for an expanding local food system in the region".

Our Mission:

  • Establish a financially and ecologically sustainable urban farming system
  • Develop opportunities for hands-on, formal and informal learning in urban organic farming
  • Provide learning activities that enhance the capacity to make choices between a range of organic agricultural systems (permaculture, biodynamics, organics, biological) rather than a ‘one system is best’ approach
  • Maximise underutilised private and public land for food growing

At its heart, Millen Farm is a community-owned sustainable enterprise that has been founded, established and managed by the community, for the community.  We are a unique venture because we are creating a sustainable, alternative food system for you to be a part of, where the entire supply chain uses local processes and resources. The Farm is designed to support the production of locally grown organic fruit and vegetables.

Our tagline ‘Learn, Grow, Feast’ was born when considering the key elements of the farm:

  • Learn: One objective of the farm is to support education (both formal and informal) by providing guidance to both the beginner and the experienced food producer alike. Exciting courses in what to do with excess harvest including pickling, preserving and cooking are offered as well as the plethora of agricultural workshops we host.
  • Grow: Although a not-for-profit business, Millen Farm will operate as a commercial farm and local, organic, seasonal produce is available for purchase. The produce can be bought at the weekly Real Farmers’ Market held on site or via a box subscription service managed by the Farmer. The farm also aims to raise awareness of current food production systems, food transportation and nutrition.
  • Feast: Millen Farm is named in acknowledgement of the ancient communities who gathered here to share food. Our vision is that Samford cafes, restaurants and shops will embrace this tradition by promoting seasonal, locally produced organic food. We welcome and encourage people from all walks of life, within the Valley and further afield, to be part of this exciting community venture.

Please bring along:

- things to share: excess produce, seeds, seedlings, plant material
- a plate of food to share for morning tea
- a hat if it's fine 
- a small folding chair
- a mug and plate

There will be a contribution box at the event and your contribution of between $3 and $5 per person will help Logan Food Gardeners' Inc. to cover its costs.

Kids under supervision and partners are welcome.

Please RSVP to this event to let us know how many of you are coming.

Check out their Facebook page to get a better idea on what they do. Millen Farm Facebook

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Comment by Shirly on February 9, 2019 at 15:54

Thank you so much for organising Millen farm tour today. It was so informative hearing from the farmer himself. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Hopefully we can put the learnings into practice.

Comment by Lyn Buffett on February 8, 2019 at 11:43

If anyone wants a lift I will be leaving my place (Tanah Merah) at 7:15am. I need to get there early to set up. I have 5 seats available.

Comment by Lyn Buffett on February 5, 2019 at 10:53

Shirly  Yes this is on and yes travel directly to the farm for a 9am start.  If you would like to carpool offer here or on Facebook event or group

Comment by Shirly on February 3, 2019 at 15:06


Just wanting to confirm if this farm tour is still on for 9 Feb. Are we to travel directly to the farm. 

Be there at sharp 9am?



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