"Guardianship over ownership" and the responsibility of being a keeper of the land

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Jan will reflect on both the privilege and the harsh reality of land stewardship, how it is inextricable to the pioneering backdrop of the Barossa settlement, and how a meaningful sense of quiet restitution is now required to acknowledge First People’s legacy and future challenge.

Established in 1843, Hutton Vale Farm is 2000 acres of picturesque countryside in the north eastern hills of Eden Valley. Homeland to rolling hills and big red gums, some over 400 years old, with girths too big to wrap your arms around.

The farm has produced a wide range of things since its inception, from fresh and dried fruit, to tobacco, sheep, cattle and grapes. Even ostriches were farmed here 160 years ago for their feathers and leather! Each generation has adapted to the changes of life around them, working hard over the last 170 years to promote and enhance the natural environment of our family farm.

"Being respectful of the authority of Mother Nature, and aiming for the farm’s produce to capture what the soils and the seasons will allow, has always been at the heart of our philosophy," Jan said.

"As sixth and seventh generations of the Angas family, we are mindful of our stewardship of Hutton Vale Farm. Today we are running a mixed farming business on the original farm holdings, with produce for your table grown in an ethical manner, with its origins in our soil."

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Open State Dome

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000

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  • 03 Oct 2017

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Open State Dome

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Adelaide, 5000