Green Goddess Farm happened simply because we wanted to change the way we lived. We wanted to create an island full of food and fruit and beauty. We wanted to be able to feed ourselves and feel happy connecting back to the land. We wanted to do something that made a difference, something that felt positive and sustainable and we soon realised that farming could be just that. We quickly learned that it was easy to grow food for ourselves, but the real challenge was feeding a larger community of people in a sustainable and ecological way. What could be more rewarding than that? So in October 2010 we decided to make the leap and become fully fledged Certified Organic producers, giving us access to multiple outlets and challenging us to expand our knowledge and skills as growers.
Today we continue to farm our five acres which is nestled in between the beautiful Findon Creek and Little O’Donnell stream just outside Kyogle, NSW. We are blessed with gorgeous fertile soil and an abundance of wildlife. Every day working in the fields is a real treat!
Sasha London Welker is originally from Santa Fe New Mexico, USA. Although she grew up in a suburban neighbourhood, her parents always had a thriving food garden and vibrant flowers growing in every square inch of their yard; nature and food were very much a part of her childhood. However it wasn't until she met Rhys that she discovered how liberating and exhilarating it was to have enough land to grow whatever she wanted in quanities as huge as she wanted. Now farming is her life's work and she feels as if it chose her, not the other way around.
Rhys Minton grew up on a 135 acre cattle farm in Wyrallah, NSW Australia and rarely spent a day indoors. He learned everything from mechanics to fencing by experimenting, taking things apart and doing some serious paddock bashing. After meeting Sasha, Rhys brought all of his skills to their joint creation of Green Goddess Farm and is now able to solve, build or fix anything farm related.