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Millen Farm at the Samford Commons

2204 Mount Samson Road

The Blue Building

Samford Valley, QLD 4520

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Ashley is a third-generation farmer, with an inspirational mixed organic farm at Mt Cotton. Anyone attending the Real Farmers’ market will attest to the quality and abundance of Ashley’s farm.

This is your opportunity to come and learn from a professional. Ashley will share the secrets of growing healthy fruit, veggies and nuts. If your veggie patch hasn't gone as well as you had hoped and you want to know how to do it better, or if you are just in the planning stages but are not sure where to start, this workshop is for you. Learn what and when to grow for an autumn harvest, as well as how to overcome common problems in the veggie patch.

Is this Workshop for you?

Would you like to build soil fertility?

Do you have an existing food garden but would like it to be more productive?

Are you interested in reducing labour and all chemical inputs into your garden?

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

You will learn how to:

Improve soil

Manage weeds and pest/diseases

Reduce nutrient leaching

Maximize your autumn harvest

The day will include:

The workshop will be two 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 in your soil. 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.

What you need to bring



Morning tea

Water bottle

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

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Millen Farm at the Samford Commons

2204 Mount Samson Road

The Blue Building

Samford Valley, QLD 4520

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