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Working with people for people

Our Advisory Board

ARRAN HEIDEMAN

Arran’s Nanna taught him how to compost as soon as he could walk and ever since then he has had an enthusiastic way of looking at nature. Inspired by a Geoff Lawton video he decided to do a permaculture design certificate and after visiting and volunteering on as many different styles of farms as he could he built his own permaculture market garden. Arran now operates Millen Farm’s market garden which he built from scratch using permaculture principles and also teaches what he has learnt to others to inspire as many people as possible to follow their dreams.

BELINDA BRADBERRY


BEN MIDDLETON


Ben has worked in the Australian and international cotton markets, and other agricultural commodity and financial markets, for over 11 years.
Ben has a Bachelor of Business Management from The University of Queensland, and has studied commodities futures and options trading at K2.

JOHANNA TOWNSLEY


Johanna’s passion for growth and sustainability strategies apply equally in and out of the boardroom. As Strategic Director of software developer, Pronamics, Johanna has applied her vision and leadership skills to deliver unprecedented global corporate growth. As an Advisor of The Mini Farm Project, Johanna uses these same skills to serve her community, provide for those in need and preserve the environment for our future generations.  Johanna holds a Bachelor of Business Management from QUT, is a Company Director Course Graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Qualified Justice of the Peace.

MARIANNE EDMONDS


SEBASTIAN VELASQUEZ


Story telling is how we've shared information and ideas for years.
Even though our modernisation has changed the way we do that I believe the stories we tell need to be worth our time and attention.
For the last 3 years I have worked across 58 productions in both commercial and creative film making.

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Our Board

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PAUL FARMER
Chairperson


Possessing skills and experience in business, leadership, strategic planning, mentoring and facilitation, he works with organisations to identify options and potential opportunities to create value.

Paul has an ability to link quality decision making to business growth and articulating the value to be gained across various scenarios.

ASH NEWTON
Director


Ash has been transforming spaces into weddings and corporate events for over five years. Originally drawn to The Mini Farm Project because her interest in sustainable gardening, Ash is excited about better use of areas for community involvement and nourishing our people.

Currently in a Business Development role, Ash is able to provide necessary network connections and introductions.

MATTHEW GOLDSMITH
Director


Matt completed a Bachelor of Computing and has worked for a number of IT companies in Brisbane.

With transferable skills in component management, Matt has contributed valued planning and management skills to the Mini Farm Project.

NICK STEINER
Founder & CEO

To address the shortfall of good quality nutritions food reaching those in need, Nick Steiner founded The Mini Farm Project in July 2014.

Currently, Nick is employed full time with Wine & Dine’m Catering.

Nick's formal studies are in Training, Human Resources, Business Management, Compliance, Hospitality, and Permaculture Design.

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