The Bloomfield’s Team

Doreen Jachmann

Doreen grew up in a small village south of Berlin in former communist East Germany.

It was common practice that people would have a food garden and raise animals for milk, eggs and meat.

From an early age she started to grow fruit and vegetables and take up a quarter of her parents 1000sqm property and created an ecologically well functioning food garden that had many medicinal flowers integrated with the food producing crops.

During her early teenage years she volunteered at the locally renowned Saxdorfer Pfarrgarten, where she furthered her study on plants and garden techniques.

Doreen has gained formal education in Environmental Monitoring of Soil and Water and achieved a Bachelor in Horticulture as well as completed a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment and has completed various other courses.

With a lust for travel and adventure, Doreen embarked on a working holiday to Australia in 2005.

During her travels all around Australia, a hydroponic lettuce farm offered her a sponsorship. Falling in love with the country and its people, she ended up settling in Brisbane.

Her interest in permaculture got her into studying several permaculture design courses.

Jamie Bloomfield

Jamie grew up in the south island of New Zealand and moved to Brisbane in 2008.

He has got a passion for the arts, plays several instruments and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, creating new culinary creations with home grown organic produce.

He is the builder and artist of Bloomfield’s Homestead. Almost all the infrastructure on the property has been designed and built by him.

Jamie has a particular interest in growing bush foods and finding ways to use them in cooking.

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