Hi! I studied gender studies and French at uni before graduating from baking school! I have a lot of interests ranging from baking to dancing to writing etc. My favourite academic disciplines are gender studies, religious studies, philosophy, sociology, and the like. I own a few different plants, most of which have names like Manfred, Daisy, and Allison. =)
Why I joined WWOOF
I currently work at a utilities company and it’s helped me to learn that I love working outside in the fresh air and getting exercise as I work. I want to spend more time with plants and animals and learn more about how to look after them, specifically ducks and goats if possible — I’d be interested in owning both someday, but want some hands-on experience with them first. I grew up with chickens and a horse. My parents used to make their own grape juices, applesauce, fruit preserves, bread, ketchup, and even a syrup made with bark from a hickory tree! I’m interested in doing more sustainable cooking, eating, and preserving, and working with ingredients from the soil to the table. When I was in Singapore a few months ago I visited a bar that uses as many local ingredients as possible to design cocktails native to the area, such as jackfruit or hibiscus flavoured drinks. They also used locally-sourced products to make their coasters, cups, and most other things in the bar! I really admire that philosophy.
Languages I speak
Cert III in Retail Baking. I have experience working 6-8 hr shifts with physical labour such as walking 15+ km, lifting/pushing/carrying 25kg, standing on my feet all day, making bread, cleaning machines.
Skills I would like to learn
Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Gardening, Propagating, Composting, Soil conservation, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Animal Care, Mustering, Beekeeping, Worm farming, Building, Natural building methods, Tool making, Using and caring for tools, Dairy, Cheese making, Preserving food, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Bread Making, Wine making