A recent visit to Amber Creek Farm in the Fish Creek region of South Gippsland proved to be a real highlight for over 40 Bass Coast landcarers. Amber Creek Farm is owned and managed by Dan and Amelia Bright. Dan and Amelia have a wonderful story to tell us all on sustainable resource management and ethical practices. They raise pasture raised pigs and run a sawmilling operation targeting local timber plantations and salvaged timber. Dan and Amelia live ‘off grid’ and believe in having a positive impact on their environment and community, have a no waste philosophy, adopt regenerative farming techniques and have a ‘local’ focus. It is this local focus that has enabled them to create a niche for themselves in the sawmilling industry.
Agroforestry in West Gippsland has the potential to make a significant contribution to agricultural and income diversification in West Gippsland. The building of local economies is also seen as a major potential benefit. The Amber Creek Farm sawmill is a specialist sawmill focused on milling premium products from salvaged trees. The mill also hopes to further target trees grown for high value timber into the future.
Amber Creek Farm is looking to develop strong relationships with West Gippsland farmers who have harvestable timber on their property. Some of the benefits of developing a local sawmill economy are:
You can make contact with Amber Creek Farm by email at email@example.com
or visit their website at http://ambercreekfarmandsawmill.com.au/
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