What do you do with The Mini Farm Project and how long have you been involved?
I am the founder and CEO of the Mini Farm Project and established the charity back in 2015.
It was important to me to ensure those in need receive good quality nutritious food.
Tell us about The Mini Farm Project...
The Mini Farm Project is a registered charity that grows food for those in need by converting under-utilised spaces into urban farms.
The food we grow is donated freely to local charities.
Our vision is to reduce food insecurity in Queensland by creating a network of urban farms from Brisbane to Cairns.
Our Samford farm has been operating since October 2020 and since December 2020 it produces approximately 50 kg of free fresh produce each week for our partner Meals on Wheels Pine Rivers & Districts.
We are planning a new farm at Loganlea State High School early next year, pending funding. This is in partnership with City Studio Logan, Griffith University and Loganlea State High School.
What is your involvement with the loans.com.au Women, Children & Community Program?
loans.com.au team have volunteered at our Samford farm a number of times.
What does support from companies like loans.com.au mean to your organisation?
Having staff that volunteer assist our farmers catch up with work on the farm. It is important for us to build strong relationships with business and the community and volunteer programs help us facilitate that.
What would you say to someone considering volunteering, getting involved with The Mini Farm Project?
We would love to have your team volunteer with us and we are always happy to receive donations to our charity - www.mfp.org.au/donate