Shirley Gower

Host Profile

My Property

Business Type

Hobby Farm

Farming methods


Short Property Description

We live on 50 acres of rolling hills and lush pasture 10 minutes from the large town of Leongatha and 2 hours from Melbourne city. We breed Shetland ponies and Rag Doll kittens. We have recently moved here and have such a lot of work to do renovating the old farm house and putting in a garden and vege patch.

We are making ECO ENZYME from vegetable scraps, which we use as a fertilizer and to purify our septic tank and our dams. We are vegetarian and prefer non smoking people.

Eco-Enzyme, also known as “Garbage Enzyme,” was first introduced by Dr. Rosukon Poompanvong, who is the founder of the Organic Agriculture Association of Thailand. The idea of the project was to cultivate enzymes from organic waste that we would normally throw into garbage bin as organic cleaner. His findings proved not only that this enzyme is cheap and easy to make (in huge volume) but that it is also an effective cleaning detergent. Best of all, it is environmental friendly.

My Details


Shirley Gower



The Stay

Can Accommodate


Preferred length of Stay

3-7 days, Longer stays by negotiation


In Our Home

Other options

No Smoking Inside

Meal Procedures

Eat together

Languages spoken


Diets we cater for

Vegetarian only

Why I became a WWOOF Host

We are interested in connecting with people and sharing information eg we are making Eco Enzyme. We need help on our farm and have lots of interesting jobs which people can learn to do. So it is a mutual benefit for all of us.



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