Posted October 14, 2018 08:51:49 This summer, a new cult-like movement called Mystical Agriculture began to take shape in rural Australia.
The word is derived from the ancient Greek word meaning “mind-blowing” and, as a result, it is now being used to describe an eclectic mix of farm-based and urban farming practices.
This week, we spoke to the founder of Mystical Farms, Tom Taylor, to find out more about his new cult and how the movement has been growing over the past decade.
Tom Taylor is the founder and CEO of Mystically Agriculture, a rural farm in Victoria’s Kimberley Hills.
The Mystical Farm has been operating for more than 20 years and has since expanded to include the Melbourne-based Mystical Foods, which is a major supplier of fresh and seasonal produce.
The farming community is growing rapidly, with Mystical Farmerships sprouting up all over Australia.
It’s a bit of a weird place, but it’s a very real community, Tom told us.
“We have a lot of really good people in the community,” he said.
“It’s a really organic community and people are very passionate about it, and that’s really exciting.”
The Mystics farm was founded by Tom in the 1990s.
Tom said that when he first set up the Mystical farm, he didn’t think he would be able to make it through the next 20 years, but now he is able to.
“I’m a bit lucky, but I’ve been lucky in a lot things,” he explained.
“The most amazing thing about Mystical Farming is that we’re growing food for people who have no access to it.”
Mystical farmers use the concept of “spirit” to explain why they grow the food they do.
“Mystic Farming is really about the way we feed ourselves and we’re really inspired by the way plants are nourished and we want to make a difference to people’s lives,” Tom said.
Mystical farming practices include using “the most natural methods of fertilising, cultivating and harvesting”.
Tom and his family also take pride in using organic methods and “sustainable farming”.
Mystical farmer Tom Taylor.
“Our farm has all the things that I think people associate with farming: we have a very organic, healthy and sustainable environment.”
We also have organic produce and organic produce, organic milk and organic meat.
Tom, a farmer himself, believes the Mystics Farm is the most important farming community in Australia. “
There are lots of people who are just farmers, who aren’t quite sure what to do with their life, and they want to meet people who can give them the guidance and inspiration to grow the farm that they’re passionate about.”
Tom, a farmer himself, believes the Mystics Farm is the most important farming community in Australia.
“Everyone wants to be a farmer,” he told us, “but people don’t have that space.”
Tom believes Mystical agriculture will become more popular as the number of people in urban areas becomes more diverse.
“Urban farming is really popular and people will be looking for a place to grow their food,” he added.
“If you want to be in urban farming, you need a little bit more knowledge and you need to know where you can go and what you can do.”
Mystically Farming in Melbourne Tom Taylor said he and his wife, Trish, have been involved in Mystical Agricultural for about 20 years.
“Tristen and I were looking for something more for ourselves,” he revealed.
“But we were also looking for someone to share our experience, so we started Mystical Agri-Farms.”
Mystics food comes from local producers like Tom and Trish’s local farms, but the Mysticals farm is run from a small office.
Tom, who is originally from New South Wales, said that he started farming when he was working in construction and it was always his dream to grow a farm.
“Growing up in the Northern Territory, you couldn’t go into a farm because you didn’t get permission, so you would just plant stuff and then you’d sell it to the local market,” he recalled.
We grew vegetables, we grew meat, we were farming all kinds of things.””
That’s where Mystical came in.
We grew vegetables, we grew meat, we were farming all kinds of things.”
In the 1980s, Mystical was just a really small operation, so growing vegetables was very hard, and it wasn’t always easy to keep things running.
We had to go and buy our food from other people. “
Then we realised we could grow our own food, and we couldn’t.
Now, we’ve got all our own produce and we’ve made a living off it, so that’s