Mini farm project will feed the needy - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Mini Farm Project founder Nick Steiner. Photo: Supplied.


Founder of the Mini Farm Project Nick Steiner is guest speaker at ROGI’s November meeting at Alexandra Hills on November 9.

Mr Steiner founded the food charity in 2015 after starting a farm in his back yard with the simple desire to ensure people don’t go hungry. In 2022, one in five households experienced severe food insecurity. He said the problem has been compounded by the cost-of-living crisis, with more people in full-time employment turning to charities for food to be able to pay rent or mortgages.

“The Mini Farm Project makes use of under-utilised land to produce food all year round. We grow fruit, vegetables, fish, eggs and bush foods to donate to local food charities and food security agencies. We use of variety of growing methods to grow food anywhere,” said Mr Steiner.

“We are currently looking for volunteers to help spread the word in the community and also volunteer at our Loganlea site before we start looking at our project in the Redlands.”

Rogi President Bevan Saul said that an increasing number of gardeners are turning to growing edible crops, not only for better nutrition but also for economic reasons.

“Taking part in a community project is an excellent way to learn the principles of organic growing.

“I’m sure there are many retired workers with time on their hands who would enjoy hearing about Nick’s project and we encourage them to come along on the night.”

ROGI meets on November 9 at 7.00 pm (6.15pm to browse the library and other offerings) at Bayside Community Church, corner of McDonald and MacArthur Streets, Alexandra Hills.

Usual attractions include the seed bank and plant clinic, seedlings and plants, local honey, jams, wax wraps and more. Entry for members is $2, visitors $5. To join or renew memberships, visit

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