26. Nick Gill - Greystone Wines & The Food Farm
In this episode Becks is joined by Nick Gill. Nick is the General Manager at NZ's first organic, regenerative, CarbonZero winery, Greystone Wines, and the other half of the powerhouse duo running The Food Farm alongside his wife Angela Clifford.
The Food Farm is their Tūrangawaewae, their place to stand, a place where they connect with the earth and organically grow annual and perennial vegetables, berries and tree crops. They have a young food forest, a traditional orchard and espaliered fruit trees; Wiltshire sheep, Pekin Ducks, Wessex Saddleback pigs, Cob500 meat chickens, Barred Rock and Brown Shaver laying hens, Jersey milking cows and honey bees! They save heirloom seeds, host Wwoofers and and now a yurt for hosting educational and engagement events connecting others with food and empowering people with tools to take into their own home gardens.
Nick is also a family man, he talks a lot in this episode about where he’s come from, his family roots, the connection with food that came from becoming a father and now the importance of farming in the legacy he leaves for his children, and we even get an emotional insight into the response of seeing a sneak preview of his seventeen year old daughter in her formal dress. But he also offers some great practical tips of mindset, diversity and the importance of action.
• Nick Gill | LinkedIn
• Greystone Wines | Website
• Greystone Wines Instagram | @greystonewines
• The Food Farm | Website
• The Food Farm Instagram | @thefoodfarmnz
• The Food Farm Facebook
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