Short Property Description
Located in the shadows of Nightcap national park, in the sleepy, picturesque village of The Channon, Djaning seeks to incorporate contemporary regenerative agricultural practices with an artistic flair. Utilising a holistically managed Permaculture mainframe with Syntropic agriculture as our driving force. Being a family farm we have an emphasis on rewilding and nature play.
Full Property Description
We’re a small family that started from a 21 acre pasture desert paddock, and have over the past few years begun to create and implement our vision of a thriving food forest, come community hub in the heart of our village, The Channon.
Our main residence is a yurt which we occupy with our two children. We have composting toilets, rain water tanks and run on solar. We are completely off-grid, and enjoy living simply yet creatively.
Our proximity to the pub, village shop, tea rooms, gallery and monthly craft market is what makes this property particularly special, as these are all within walking distance. There’s also over a kilometer of direct access to the Nightcap national park fed Terania Creek on the property.
Our ethics, vision and principles are closely alligned with contemporary permaculture practices. We are teachers/facilitators nationally and internationally and are in the process of creating a vibrant learning space for workshops and courses in the near future.
WWOOF Australia has done a Blog post about us, you can read it on their News Page
Organic/Biological methods we use
Permaculture (no dig, sheet mulching, swales, dams, rainforest regeneration, Berkley method hot compost), Syntropic Agriculture (mixture of hoticulture with agroforestry), holistic management of any and all grazing stock.
There is currently no hot running water on the property. We have bucket showers that can be warmed up on a stove. We live simply and attempt to create everything that we need, which sometimes can be a long slow process but we enjoy the experiential learning and challenges this way of life can bring.
We attempt to involve our children in all processes on the farm. If you’re a little out of touch with your inner child you may find this challenging (even we do at times).
One other thing we feel the need to remind people is that there is limited internet access, and telephone reach (only Telstra network ) in our area. We like it this way. We do have various other means with which to get a message out, but if you’re in need of your techno fix regularly (like 3-27 times a day) then we may not be the place for you.
Skills WWOOFers can learn here
Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Handyman, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food, Marketing produce
Courses and Events
Courses and events are as yet to be fully implemented at Djaning, though we do run working bees, community plantings and by donation workshops.
We are more likely to update our website and facebook page: Djaning.com
Preferred length of Stay
Diets we cater for
Why I became a WWOOF Host
We became hosts for many reasons. The main one being that we loved being WWOOFers when we were travelling, we gained so much knowledge, invaluable experience and friends that it really prepared us for when it came to running our own farm.