Tim and Andrea established a Taste of Paradise farm charity in 1999 as a mentoring program that takes homeless kids from the streets and instills in them hope through improving their self-worth. The farm is run as a mixed organic farm comprising of a fruit and nut tree orchard, a range of livestock (beef cattle, goats, horses, free range chickens, turkeys and alpacas), a conservation area, and the beginnings of a timber plantation. It also acts as the conduit for teaching skills, work ethics, social understanding and even home-keeping, and encouraging personal development under Tim’s strong, gentle guidance.
The project exists on a not-for-profit basis, without direct government funding, providing programmes that cater for each young person’s needs, short or long term. We live in privileged times, and after I visited the farm at Berry a few years ago and had a firsthand look at what some people were dealing with in their lives, this became all too apparent. All the sales from every delivery of Gundooee Wagyu Offal is donated to Taste of Paradise Farms, which makes a valuable contribution towards meeting some of the expenses of the farm project. Tim and his team do an amazing job.