The Tale of Amanda Callan



“I definitely feel supported by our Byron mum-village. Most of our mates are raising kids while running their own businesses and everyone is really supportive of each other. There is something about this area that attracts great humans. Every day I thank my lucky stars we live where we live.” Amanda Callan, co-founder of Church Farm General Store, mum to Banjo and Percy and a newly-found “murfer” (mum-surfer), explains the lure and community spirit of her hometown in Byron Bay...

After buying a church in Billnudgel with partner Andrew, the couple fell into producing their own herbs, soaps and sauces as a matter of necessity, and have now turned their hobby into a blossoming business. “One weekend we built a little roadside stall to offload some of these things to our neighbours, and from there a few shops got into contact and it has grown organically from there (pardon the pun).”

Her tale is a wonderful reminder that life can often take you in directions yo

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