You may not believe us but a whole lot of visioning, planning, thinking, talking, meeting and (responsible) beer drinking goes on behind the scenes at Future Feeders. As if it's not enough to get a working farm off the ground and running, we're simultaneously attempting to grow a movement that champions young growers. We're not quite sure exactly how that will look yet.
While it's sometimes difficult to justify the off-farm time, we spent 3 and half hours on Tuesday morning discussing our personal visions for FF as well as where we hoped to see our enterprise further down the track. Suffice to say, we probably could have continued all day.
We're throwing around a lot of ideas and finding inspiration in various projects happening here and across the seas. We're excited to see the development of one of the first farm incubator projects here in Australia - Farmer Incubator - and we will be following their journey with interest.
In the meantime, we crack on with our little patch of dirt. And speaking of dirt, we made a whole row of it disappear on Sunday with a little help from our friends who showed up for our very first working bee. When my brother and his partner offered to come down for a "visit" we seized the opportunity to put them and the rest of the crew to work (Surpriiiiiiiise working bee!)!
We were incredibly grateful to have some willing and able humans actually show up on a Sunday morning to join us in the gardens. To show our appreciation our resident chef (thanks, Chef Cal) offered up a truly locally-sourced feast for lunch. We'll be putting these on monthly and we'd love to have you. We promise its not all hard work...
Future Feeders Team