Chris Robertson

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Babinda Goodness

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    A tropical fruit farm with mostly banana and citrus production for value adding dried banana products. Our farm is almost surrounded by rainforest in the Wet Tropics of North QLD. The farm is close to town with all the amenities of country living and close to Cairns and the beach. The farm is always green and lush with small creeks and lots of swimming locations nearby. We run a fruit stand at the front gate and sell ripe bananas daily.

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    Organic/Biological methods we use

    Organic banana farming with focus on molasses fermentation and worm farming for fertiliser, mulching and vinegar spray for weed control. Banana pests are controlled by pyrethrin and traps. Lots of grass cutting and slashing to keep weeds under control.

    Special Conditions

    We would prefer couples or 2 or more people together. Tropical conditions, we are very flexible with work arrangements, lots of different tasks with training to do. Weekly tasks include picking bananas and mowing, pruning. Our farm is within walking distance to the shops in our small town which has a cinema, pub and restaurants and bakery, and a swimming pool. The rainforest national parks nearby are magnificent for bushwalking and swimming.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Worm farming, Animal care, Mechanical, Building, Preserving & processing food, Marketing produce

    My Details

    Name

    Chris Robertson

    Partners Name

    Sheriden

    Gender

    Family

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    4 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Longer stays by negotiation

    Accommodation

    Separate Building

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Share some meals, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken

    English

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for

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