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ME Farm Visit by Staff and Volunteers

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Administration, MEfarm, Training | Comments Off

ME Farm Visit by Staff and Volunteers

All of of us had been to ME Farm based out of Mount Annan in August to pay a visit to Andrew O’Carrigan, our farm manager. He  was initially busy with another meeting and supervising other volunteers, but our colleague, resident comedian and ME Projects Coordinator Des Dejrangsi was more than happy to give us a  farm tour.

 

Multicultural Enterprises Farm (ME Farm) is a sustainable horticulture farm located at the MacArthur Centre for Sustainable Living in Mt Annan NSW Australia. The main aim of ME Farm is to provide training, work experience and small business incubation for diverse refugee, migrant and socially disadvantaged community groups in the South West Sydney region.

For some of us, it was our first ever visit to the actual site of the farm that we had seen and heard so much about in our little office.  We saw the Eco-POPs system generously donated to us by Michael Mobbs from Sustainablehouse.com.au. It certainly was a unique and cool looking system with bells and whistles attached, and gave us a glimpse of perhaps what can be grown economically and sustainably in restricted urban environments.

Des and Andrew explained to us that in the past rabbits, fox, ducks and even wallabies were getting into the farm plots and eating the veggies before the fence was constructed.

At the end of the day we all got our hands dirty by helping Andrew plant 3 commercial bean seeds into 4 half rows.The color of the bean seeds were so pretty and cute.In a couple of weeks or so these beans will be supplied fresh to the local community and selected restaurants in the South West Sydney region, like our other fruits and vegetables. We feel that each and every day the farm is growing steadily into the vision ME  has of it and Andrew is certainly the dedicated and passionate individual to make this vision happen and we are there to support him whole heartedly.

If you wish to learn more about the farm or if you want to visit it, please feel free to contact us on http://multiculturalenterprises.com.au/

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