The Invisible Farmer
Image: Photograph of farmer Amelia Bright with her daughter Hazel, Amber Creek Farm, Fish Creek (Victoria). Photographer: Catherine Forge, Museums Victoria, 2016.
Curation notes by: Catherine Forge, Curator, Invisible Farmer Project, Museums Victoria.Contributors
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"We care about the environment we live in."
Amelia Bright describes herself as a "non-generational farmer," having married into a farming lifestyle. She is one of the owners and operators of Amber Creek Farm - 165 acres of farmland in Fish Creek, Victoria. "It’s our responsibility to keep our waterways in the best possible condition and care for the soil and to fix any erosion that was here prior to us coming. It’s our responsibility, and it is part of the reason we farm."
Together with her husband Dan, and her two young daughters Hazel and Delilah, Amelia produces pasture-raised Wessex Saddleback pigs and runs the family farm with an underpinning ethos of "ethical and regenerative farming".
"Being an environmentally positive entity is our highest priority. Therefore running our business and farm using environmental farming principles that increases habitat, sequesters carbon, enhances waterways and improves water quality, is paramount."
Curation notes by: Catherine Forge, Curator, Invisible Farmer Project, Museums Victoria.