Justin is a 7th-Generation Trentham local with a family heritage in food production that extends back through his ancestors’ fishing and tithe farming livelihood in Co. Cork, Ireland.
Growing up in Trentham during the ‘90s, Justin saw a gradual decline in local farming activity, coupled with a recession of the local economy. Years later, as a landscape architect he saw the rapid conversion of moth-balled dairy farms in Northern Victoria to sprawling residential developments of project homes and pocket parks. He wanted to do something about that and so began Trentham Food Hub.
His favourite vegetable is fennel and he’s very frond of it.