Short Property Description
- Small established mixed permaculture farm, nestled in the wet, but recently burnt, forest wilderness of East Gippsland. Beautiful location with mountain river running through the property. Hope Seed Farm is now 18 years old, operates primarily within the gift economy and aims to be subsistence based. Production is diverse, 350 fruit trees, 150 nut trees, truffle oak trees, vegetable and herbs, nursery, bees, goats, poultry and cows. Animal handling uses very ethical principles. Totally off grid, solar etc. Separate accommodation, can easily provide all diets of vegan, vegetarian etc. Effectively organic non certified, no chemical use for more than 30 years on the property. Regenerative practices, carbon farming and re-vegetation of rain-forest along the river.
Full Property Description
Goongerah is surrounded by mountains with ‘huge’ old growth trees and rain-forests which are easily accessible and perfect for hiking and bird watching. Goongerah was impacted heavily by this year’s Black Summer. So lots of recovery happening now.
There are no shops in Goongerah and the closest shops are an hours drive away. No fuel stations either.
The Brodribb river runs parallel to the road through the town of Goongerah. There are lots of access points and the forests along the river are tall!
Goongerah is isolated and surrounded by native forests and mountains as far as the eye can see in any direction. It can get very cold in winter. And in the summer, sometimes bush-fires threaten. As happened last summer.
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, Dairy, Using & caring for tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Fencing, Handyman, Cheese making, Bread making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food
Preferred length of Stay
Diets we cater for
Why I became a WWOOF Host
WWOOFing brings like minded people together who can share knowledge, wisdom and energy towards the goal of being regenerative for both nature and society. Hope Seed provides a working demonstration for those who are looking for an alternative to the current world’s troubles and offers a solutions based approach. For those looking for a life on the land and an alternative to consumerism and capitalism Hope Seed offers real hope. WWOOFing provides and opportunity to live that reality and to share ideas and hopes for a better future in a manner that steps to one side of the monetary system.