Starting With A Seed
It was their own fairy tale beginning that would bring a whole new meaning to Jack and the Beanstalk.
When their little girl Matilda went missing one afternoon, it was to Tom and Emma Lane’s surprise to find her sitting among the bean stalks plucking beans straight from the vine and into her mouth.
The very beans she had helped to plant and nurture. From here, an idea was planted.
Tom explains, “We pondered, if we could grow good food for our little family, what would it look like to do this on a larger scale?”
Nestled in the picturesque Byron shire countryside, The Farm is now two years into its operations and drawing people from far and wide into its vision.
Prior to the Lanes purchasing the land, the 80 acre property had transitioned through various seasons of change. A slew of previous owners had farmed timber pulp, sugar cane, dairy, gladiolus and cattle. Large pockets of land had been left severely degraded.
In an attempt to do better, The Farm isn’t just growing food using organic, ethical and sustainable farming practices. They are feeding the soil, incubating businesses that feed families, and equally as important, feeding and growing communities of individuals to think better, do better and to consume more consciously.