Healthy Soil = Health Food = Healthy People - On the Farm with Ian Burow

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Millen Farm at the Samford Commons

2204 Mount Samson Road

Samford Valley, QLD 4520


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On the Farm with Ian Burow, a local fifth generation farmer with 31 years experience. Ian's business Green Drop Organics, has been growing sustainable organic and biodynamic crops on the same farm for more than 50 years. Ian's passion is teaching people how to grow nutritious food, specialising in an assortment of sprouts. Come along and learn why we want organic, what the drivers of healthy vegetable production are and how to get your home grown fruit and vegetables to taste like nature intended.

Is this Workshop for you?

Would you like to learn more about growing food sustainably?

Is improving and developing your soil of interest?

Do you want to find out more about producing more nutrient dense fruit and veg?

This workshop is for gardeners, farmers, landscapers and anyone interested in sustainable agriculture.

What you will learn :

  • Improve soil drainage
  • Improve water holding capacity
  • Manage weeds and pest/diseases
  • Reduce nutrient leaching
  • Unlock full range of minerals from your soil

The day will include:

The workshop will be three hours long and consist of an information session followed by Q&A.

Bring your own morning tea/lunch and stay afterwards and enjoy a picnic on the farm.

The knowledge you will take away . . .

Following this workshop, you will understand natural food production methods with an emphasis on sustainability and soil improvement. You will also gain an understanding of the invisible work undertaken by a host of micro-organisms, minerals and nutrients. You will be armed with the knowledge to support your own food growing aspirations – no matter how big or small.

In addition, you will meet a lot of other people who share the same passion of growing organic food in abundance.


Ian Burow

What you need to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Morning tea
  • Paper/pen if you are an avid note taker!


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring along your printed ticket.

What does the waitlist do?

If the workshop sells out you can add your details to the event waitlist. In the event of a cancellation, we will look at our waitlist for the next in line. We will also use this to notify you of when/if this workshop will be held again, so please register your interest in advance.

How can I contact the organiser with further questions?

Need more information or have addition questions about the workshop? Please contact our Workshop Facilitator, Libby, at workshops@millenfarm.org.

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