When Maggie’s Farm first opened in 2013, the premise was to provide healthy, organic farming for girls, one of the most vulnerable groups in the world.
After a couple of years of growing up, Maggie, who goes by Maggie, decided to take it on the road.
She had already started a small, one-man farm in South Australia, and wanted to bring her skills to the big city.
“I’m not a farmer,” Maggie said.
“But I love to cook, I love playing the guitar and I love being a part of the community.”
Maggie has been a part owner of her own farm since she was in her teens.
“It was the first farm I had owned, so I was very passionate about it,” she said.
Her vision for the farm was to give young girls and their families a chance to take control of their own lives.
“If they didn’t have it, I would never have done it,” Maggie explained.
“They are the most beautiful thing, and they deserve to be treated like any other girl.”
Maggie and her partner, Lianne, who has been farming since she could walk, have been producing some of the best tasting, highest quality white flowers in Australia.
It’s a huge, complex industry, and Maggie said the farm has helped her grow up.
“Growing up I didn’t know a thing about farming, so it’s been really important to me to teach myself,” she explained.
She said that she wanted to help young girls, and not just the adults.
“My girls have been really lucky to grow up in the industry, I’ve taught them so much,” she revealed.
“You can go to a store and see a girl who is doing something amazing, and you want to do that, and it’s just really important for them to see that there is someone out there that they can talk to and be their best self. “
“The more you talk to girls, the more confident they will become and the more likely they will make great choices in their future.” “
‘We’ve always been really excited about the future’ Maggie said she is grateful for the support from her family and the community, and she is looking forward to the future. “
The more you talk to girls, the more confident they will become and the more likely they will make great choices in their future.”
‘We’ve always been really excited about the future’ Maggie said she is grateful for the support from her family and the community, and she is looking forward to the future.
“We’ve had some really positive feedback from the community and the farmers, we’ve always had an open mind and always been very excited about how this industry will be growing,” she added.
“And we’re excited about our future as we start growing.”
The farm will also be hosting a monthly farm-to-table dinner and a monthly live music series.
“Our intention is to really focus on the girls’ wellbeing,” Maggie concluded.
“When they’re growing up we want them to know that we are there for them and we want to give them the opportunity to make their own decisions and to have a say in their lives.”
Read more about Maggie’s farm and white flower farm here.