Les Baguley wanted to be Australia’s biggest flower grower, instead he gave his land away to FareShare

By 2019, the volunteer gardeners under Baguley’s instruction had increased his land’s output to 67,000 kilograms of veg.


This year, as floods and the rising cost of living cause many people who would not otherwise have needed help to reach out for food assistance, he is ploughing more of his valuable land in Clayton South in Melbourne’s south-east to prepare it for new beds for FareShare. He intends to exceed 2021’s food output of 100,000 kilograms – providing ingredients for 400,000 meals.

The farmer does not want to publish the amount he spends from his own pocket running…

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