Founder | Farmer | Food System Activist | Photographer
Food systems activist, passionate advocate for young farmers and local food and an activated agricultural industry networker.
His interests are in exploring the social sustainability of local food production and tackling the issue of an ageing farmer population.
Joel has been instrumental in establishing Future Feeders, a young farmers hub, peer support and community farming program and the capacity building organisation - the Northern Rivers Young Farmers Alliance.
Other principle projects include :
Northern Rivers FEED : a regional ecological agriculture participatory guarantee system & the CSA Network Australian and New Zealand
He is a graduate of RMIT Applied Science in Scientific Photography (2009) and enjoys using his background in photography to creatively explore the complex web of life in agroecologies and sharing moments of beauty, the amazement and intrigue through the lens of everyday lessons of life on the farm.
A selection of his images are available for sale, use or licence at “The Art of Farming”
LinkedIn : http://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-orchard/