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Celia Blackwood

Host Profile

My Property

Property Name

Marysville

Business Type

Hobby Farm

Farming methods

Biodynamic

Short Property Description

New environmentally friendly home on 1 acre of land surrounded by forests in beautiful Marysville, abundance of birds and many native animals live in surrounding bush. Currently establishing an orchard and vegetable garden, with the help of our beehives, chickens and not so helpful goats. Very peaceful location and yet walking distance to local cafe. Numerous walking tracks are nearby, lots of areas suitable for trout fishing.

Organic/Biological methods we use

Presently we are composting everything possible, we capture rainwater for gardening although we are connected to water supply. I’ve just created a worm garden which will help grow vegetables. We avoid using sprays especially as we have beehives and prefer to dig out weeds and make liquid fertiliser from them. Solar panels help reduce our electricity use. Aiming to become self sufficient once Orchard starts producing. Chickens are laying delicious eggs. Fortunate that nearby areas provide large amounts of Saffron Milk Caps. Have dried and preserved various foods when excess occurs.

Special Conditions

Non smoking in house.

Skills WWOOFers can learn here

Biodynamic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Handyman, Cheese making, Preserving & processing food

My Details

Name

Celia Blackwood

Partners Name

Chris Blackwood

Gender

Family

The Stay

Can Accommodate

1 WWOOFer

Preferred length of Stay

1-2 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation

Accommodation

In Our Home

Other options

No Smoking Inside

Meal Procedures

Share most meals

Languages spoken

English although my husband would love to practice his poor German

Diets we cater for

All diets catered for (mixed meals)

Why I became a WWOOF Host

Previously I have enjoyed hosting international students however after moving to Marysville this is no longer suitable due to distance to schools and I miss this. I would like help in establishing my new orchard and creating more vegetable gardens and as I love learning about other countries and customs so WWOOF seemed an ideal solution.

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