Hello! My name is Kate, and I am a community conversationalist, social design specialist, and soil-lover hailing from Adelaide, Australia.
I’m looking for opportunities to deepen my skills and experience in the areas of permaculture and regenerative design, market-gardening, and food-processing/ farm-to-table. I’m hoping to find placements that will afford me the opportunity to get my hands dirty and explore one or more of these areas in a temperate and sub-tropical climates.
Specializing in social design, for 11 years I lived and worked in communities across the globe to co-create non-formal education programs that enhance the ability of marginalized groups to gain meaningful employment and participate in civil-society. In 2018 I’ve taken a hiatus to become an apprentice at the Rancho Mastatal Sustainability Education Center working in permaculture, natural-building, and farm-to-table.
My aspiration is to fuse regenerative design with my experience designing education programs, with the desire to make this knowledge more accessible to people in lower-middle income countries. I believe that having the tools to live regeneratively is transformative, and I want to be able to share these with people in a way that is relevant to them.
I have a personal project that is still in the conception phase that my WWOOFing experiences would inform: I co-own a piece of land with six Armenian and diasporan women in a village in Kalavan, Armenia. I would like to move back to the village in the coming years to restore the land and house, and transform this into a didactic site in regenerative design and living, as well as a community space. I am aware that there is a lot I need to learn and understand to do this, so rather than going back to ‘school’ I’m looking to apprentice myself to people and places that can teach me while I work.
I’m living in Central America until January ’19, then attending an Eco-Village Design Education Program through Gaia Education in Switzerland in February ’19. I will be returning to Adelaide in March and looking to return to Adelaide / Australia for at least approximately 12 months.
Why I joined WWOOF
I’m joining WWOOF to connect to a network of farmers and producers who I can learn from, and contribute to their work.
Languages I speak
Skills I would like to learn
Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Gardening, Pruning, Propagating, Composting, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Mulching, Animal Care, Beekeeping, Worm farming, Fencing, Building, Natural building methods, Tool making, Using and caring for tools, Handyman, Mechanical, Dairy, Cheese making, Preserving food, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce