I’m Cleo, a 27yo Australian who loves travelling and being outdoors. I spend my weekends hiking, trail running, climbing and cycling – getting out into nature whenever I can. That being said, for work I am a public servant in agriculture/environment policy. I have BSci (natural resource management) and MFES (Masters of Forest Ecosystem Science).
I love travelling abroad (before COVID!), play the piano and ukulele, and am a values-driven person. I am a friendly and smiley human but I often find myself deep in thought and do enjoy time alone for reflection and rest. I’ve never done WWOOFing or worked on a farm before really, but I am enthusiastic and excited to learn new skills.
Why I joined WWOOF
My work and studies shed an insight into why I want to start WWOOFing. I am passionate about sustainable resource management and agriculture but have spent most of my career at a desk.
I am itching to get outdoors and gain some practical skills and experience on the land. I grew up in the Hunter Valley and have fond memories of riding quad bikes, milking cows, and collecting eggs on friends’ farms.
I’ve had a bit of experience in tree planting, floral data collection and habitat assessments through my degree.
Languages I speak
Skills I would like to learn
Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Regenerative Agriculture, Syntropic farming, Gardening, Propagating, Composting, Soil conservation, Mulching, Pruning, Animal Care, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Dairy, Mustering, Fencing, Building, Natural building methods, Tool making, Using and caring for tools, Handyman, Mechanical, Cheese making, Preserving food, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce, Off-grid living skills, Environmental recovery/regeneration work, Bushfire Recovery – for visa extensions