WHO WE ARE: We are an Aussie couple travelling Australia to learn more about organic farming, permaculture, biodynamics, living sustainable and healthy lives whilst developing strong relationships. Nathan grew up on a 2000 acre sheep, cattle and grains property in the Riverina NSW and has experience in all aspects of farming. Whilst Jess has grown up learning traditional Spanish and Italian cooking, preserving and harvesting produce. We have volunteered on numerous properties around Australia. Zealous and eager to learn new skills, enhance/refine old ones and building strong relationships with those in the permaculture and organic farming industry.
MORALS and INTERESTS: Sustainable building, camping, cooking, travelling and being outdoors are some of the many things we enjoy doing. Furthermore, we both share the philosophy of creating a better future and advocate the concept of a “green footprint”, recycling and eliminating our reliance on plastic products, tin cans and harmful chemicals.
Below are many of the skills and experiences we are willing to share with you.
OUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE / THINGS WE HAVE DONE: Design and volunteering on an Earthship with American architech, Mike Reynolds – Permaculture workshop with Geoff Lawton at Zaytuna Farm – Didgeridoo making- Caretaking – straw bale building – composting- gardening – milking livestock such as goats and cattle – preserving produce – cheesemaking – soap making – plant propagation- bee keeping – vermiculture – organic farming practices – market gardens – poultry farming – chicken tractors and caravans – school group tours – website development – seed saving – Edible Weeds workshop with Australian author Adam Grubb – working with heavy machinery, maintenance and repairs – welding – fencing.
Why I joined WWOOF
We both decided to join WWOOF to enhance our knowledge and understanding in permaculture and other natural farming methods.
Country of Origin
Languages I speak
Skills I would like to learn
Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Gardening, Propagating, Composting, Soil conservation, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Animal Care, Beekeeping, Worm farming, Natural building methods, Dairy, Cheese making, Preserving food, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Marketing produce