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Greg Dixon

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    My Property

    Property Name

    G'Day Farm

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    Organic permaculture based farm

    Full Property Description

    Hi, we’re Greg and Dionne, founders and growers at G’Day Farm!  Our mission is to provide organic, locally grown herbs, vegetables and fruit to locals of the Wide Bay Burnett Region.

    We incorporate all the non-traditional farming and permaculture techniques practiced by Bill Mollison & Geoff Lawton & Singing Frogs Farm, USA & Les Jardins de la Grelinette, Canada.

    We’re fully off-grid and we actively farm 1 square acre which has 19 bed rows each at 1 x 50m.  We also have 4 swales cut across the land on which we have dozens of fruit trees.  Our property is an amazing place but we always need help with planting, harvesting and general upkeep of the garden area.  You’ll be able to learn permaculture and organic growing methods.  We participate in the Apple Tree Creek markets once a month which are just down the road from our farm.

    The weather here is pretty amazing too.  We’re about 5k from Childers and 45k to Bundaberg.  Its about a 20 minute drive to Woodgate beach and 45 to Bargara beach. Our back roads make for amazing bike riding as well.

    We have a beautiful spring fed dam on which we can paddle around the boat or even fish.  It has fish, yabbies and eels.

    We also have 10 amazing chickens from whom we get delicious eggs daily and 4 guinea fowl that run around keeping the spiders in check!

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We use a bio-intensive planting technique where we plant 3-4 different plant varieties in one bed row. We harvest at soil level, leaving the root’s microbiome intact and promoting the health of the soil.  We do occasionally broad fork the rows, and use a tilther, but other than that we’re no-till.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Beekeeping, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Marketing produce

    My Details

    Name

    Greg Dixon

    Partners Name

    Dionne Dixon

    Gender

    Couple

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    1-2 weeks

    Accommodation

    Caravan

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Eat separately, Share most meals, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken

    English

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for

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