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Interview with Amy Paul by Catherine Forge at Walkerville, Victoria, on 20 November 2016. Original recording.

Amy Paul is one of the owners and operators of Ruby Hills Organics, an organic poultry farm in Walkerville, South Gippsland. As well as running her farm and raising her four children, Amy is a local activist and has campaigned against coal-seam gas in Gippsland. Amy has Native American ancestry and is invested in raising awareness of Indigenous Australian farming methods, she is also committed to producing healthy organic food and sustainable agriculture. In this interview she shares her personal experiences as a farmer and reflects on: sustainability, land use, the benefits of organic farming, the farmers' market movement, nutrition and wellness, and the importance of family and community within the farming industry. Amy Paul also talks about the misconceptions within the understanding of "free-range" products in the open market.

This interview is one of four that were conducted in Gippsland in 2016, with support from the Australia Women in Agriculture Inc. These interviews and photographs form part of the Invisible Farmer Project. A key aim of this project is to redress the absence of rural women in mainstream histories and museums.

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