Nicole Cisterne

Host Profile

My Property

Property Name

Dolly's Run

Business Type

Commercial Farm

Farming methods


Short Property Description

Dolly’s Run is small scale market garden where you will be helping out and learning on a simple rural property on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. Our passion is for good food, the environment, self-sufficiency and a healthy lifestyle, which inspires us to farm sustainably, grow, harvest and supply top quality chemical-free produce to local cafes and farmers markets. Our household consists of just the two of us, Matt and Nicole, and our dog, Dolly, and cat, Ari. We are committed to farming according to the Australian Organic Standard and are currently working on the paperwork, applying for Certification. On the farm you will help out in the market garden with all related tasks such as weeding, mulching, bed preparation, garden maintenance, planting, trellising, picking and packing for market. Other jobs around the property could include mowing, edging, watering. You can also choose whether you wish to help out with other tasks, such as with the cattle (a small herd of 7 heifers, 1 cow, 1 steer, 1 calf), bees (2 hives), and chickens (3 chickens) which are all part of our holistic farming system. Your accommodation is is a caravan located close to our house. The toilet and shower are inside the main house. The caravan has power, and a fridge. Good 4G phone reception. We are located 30km from town (Macksville). We are also 40km from beaches (Nambucca and Scotts Head) and 1 hour from the beautiful town of Bellingen.

Skills WWOOFers can learn here

Organic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Beekeeping, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Fencing, Bread making, Preserving & processing food, Marketing produce

My Details


Nicole Cisterne

Partners Name

Matthew McGovern



The Stay

Can Accommodate

2 WWOOFers

Preferred length of Stay

3-7 days



Other options

Non-Smoking, No Children

Meal Procedures

Share some meals

Diets we cater for

All diets catered for

Why I became a WWOOF Host

We are new hosts into our second year of growing. We will very much appreciate the help that wwoofers can bring to our small farm. We want to share our experience, offering practical experience and advice, with people who may well embark on a similar journey in the future. We love meeting people from around the world and welcome the diversity of personalities, energy and input that each wwoofer will bring to our farm.



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