Farmer Incubator is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2013 and currently based in and around Melbourne, Victoria. Our aim is to help grow the next generation of farmers from an enterprising collective of young people who are passionate and concerned about food quality, sovereignty and security. We also aim to provide a more approachable entry into the world of agriculture by tackling the high-cost and high-risk nature of farming through the establishment of a collaborative farming model; a framework already developed extensively in the US and other countries around the world.
The Pop-Up Garlic Farmer Program supports and mentors aspiring farmer to take a crop of garlic right through from seed to harvest and market using organic and regenerative farming practices. Throughout the program, participants get the opportunity to meet experienced farmers, visit established small-scale farms, and hear from experts across a diverse range of fields, including farmers, chefs, organic retailers, and soil scientists.
We are having an Information Session on Saturday 15th February. The purpose of this information session is so that people who are interested in the program can come and meet the Farmer Incubator team, hear from past participants and have their questions answered. We will also have organic seed garlic for sale for $30.