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Last Active: active 1 week, 1 day ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Animal Care, Mustering, Beekeeping, Mechanical, Wild food foraging
I have joined wwoof to meet the people who are interested in me and my journey round Australia as much as I am interested in their story. What has bought you to this point? I believe that travel should not just be for the wealthy and see the woof scheme as a great facilitator in dispanding that myth. I believe that the scheme is about good experiences and interactions not just cheap labour. I will work hard but only if I think the attitude and outlook of the host is viewed as a reciprocal and fair exchange. happy to work 5 hours a day on average with days off to enjoy the local area and surroundings. But the work must be varied and interesting, that being said I do know the nature of a fair days work as have worked hard my whole life. I am happy to undertake tree work this would be at a reduced rate, but enough to cover my skill set and maintenance of my gear. If this is of interest let me know.
Last Active: active 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Organic Practices, Gardening, Animal Care, Beekeeping, Worm farming, Dairy, Cheese making, Preserving food, Fermenting food, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce
I'm joining WWOOF to hopefully get some experience on what farm life is like, learn new skills and hopefully make it more common in my life as there must be more to life then what I'm currently doing now . Also meeting like minded people is very appealing. Working for board and lodging is very appealing and makes seeing more of my country a reality. speak to hosts and work out the social side of stuff required as well as possibly becoming a host!
Last Active: active 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Skills I Want to Learn: Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Gardening, Pruning, Propagating, Composting, Soil conservation, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Mulching, Animal Care, Mustering, 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, Marketing produce
Only recently I heard of WWOOF on a podcast. Looking into it was something that called me to do so. I see that it is mostly for overseas volunteers but I thought, why not give it a go. My work is of a freelance nature, so I often have clumps of days off, sometimes a couple of weeks. I am currently considering leaving Sydney. As well as wanting to experience the country life I have always wanted to see more of Australia. Where to go is an open book. I would love to find a host in Tasmania, but I am open to all opportunities. I am interested in learning about living in unison with nature. I am curious about raising Beef and other animals for food. Permaculture techniques, living sustainably, off grid, water catchment, enriching and producing soil, composting. Building and maintaining fences and other requirements around a property. Taking care of pets and plants. I hope to learn various skills and a greater understanding of what is required to live this life. One day moving into this world permanently.
Last Active: active 7 months ago
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I completed a PDC with goodlife permaculture earlier this year, and i am now looking to deepen my knowledge of permaculture systems in practice at all different scales, as well as further developing my practical skills. Im currently in a learning phase of my life, where i am trying to work out how i want to live, and what i would like to do with my life, so im interested in exploring different kinds of alternative living. I am particularly intersted in community living and all the different ways that can manifest itself, but i am committed to keeping myself open to all new experiences on this journey.
Last Active: active 10 months, 1 week ago
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The recent catastrophic bushfire events and far-reaching consequences have deepened my resolve and commitment to living in an ethical, compassionate, wise, collaborative and respectful way. I now want to deepen my understanding of how to do this. I have recently read 'Call of the Reed Warbler - a new agriculture, a new earth' by Charles Massey and also met a few farmers practicing Regenerative Agriculture. I joined WWOOF so as to have direct, grass roots access to ethical farming families and communities. I also want the opportunity to exchange and acquire skills, knowledge and experience with good people.