Local property featured in new documentary
This article by MICHÈLE JEDLICKA first appeared in the Inverell Times - April 13, 2016
PRODUCER Glenn Morris hosted filmmakers at his Inverell farm, Billabong, in early 2016 as part of a newly released documentary, Restoring Earth.
The film, created by James Sherwood and Danielle Ryan of Bluebottle Films, considers the impact of clearing native vegetation from farmland, and the journey from paddock to plate, with both farm and city residents voicing their experiences.
It is released on the cusp of imminent proposals to change NSW regulations for land clearing.
Glenn is the general manager of FigTrees Organic Farms, operations producing both beef and now pork, between two properties in Grafton and Inverell.
He said a conversation between the filmmakers, and a Sydney butcher who sells FigTrees meat drew the him into the conversation.
“Our brand was in his shop, and the butcher was asked who we were and what we did,” Glenn said.
“This film crew was looking for sustainable farmers that they could film to demonstrate that we can work in harmony with nature, and actually produce a good product and have a successful operation without looking at destroying the landscape, clearing more vegetation, and doing more damage.”