Marion Wait

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    A A A Sydney Hills & Hawkesbury

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    We are located on 5 acres north of Sydney in the Hills District about 15 minutes through the Galston Gorge to Hornsby Railway Station. I can pick you up and drop you off there, it’s about 1 hour to the city by train. I have an organic vegetable garden and some fruit trees, but would like to really build up my soil and try biodynamic techniques like my grandfather did.

    I am also interested in cooking and wellness so lots of herbs and aromatherapy. I can’t walk so good these days so need some support. If you would like to join us, we would make you feel welcome. I intent to eat out of the vegetable garden and grow interesting Australian native plants as medicine.

    I’m new to organics but are keen to learn and look forward to an exchange of knowledge, experience, good food and good times. I’m easy going and have a huge library of interesting books on art and history. I’m always fascinated by people from other countries and their customs and food. I look forward to meeting nice people.

    My daughter WWOOFed around decades ago and her stories are still with me, some good, some not so good, so I am excited to find this website and be part of a caring community.

    Most of the property is bush, a valley, and there are lots of walks and history in the area, especially in the Berowra National Park and Hawkesbury River. It’s a nice place to relax, read a book, and cook scrumptious meals. I’m not a commercial enterprise, just trying to learn and grow amazing heritage and native plants. I’m an artist, so sometimes I just grow veggies to paint pictures of! I’m sure we will see what happens, but my daughter loved the people and I love their integrity and passion for nutritious food.

    Full Property Description

    We are on 5 acres, on the edge of suburbia, one hour North West from Sydney. We grow organic veggies and some fruit trees. There are lots of bushwalking trails, historic sites and aboriginal history in the area. We are not far from the Hawkesbury River and National Park. It’s spring in the Hills, so lots of fetes, fairs and fun not the weekends. Come and join the fun!

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    Compost, mulching, worm farm, really it’s just a small beginning, but from little things, big things grow. I love all my herb bushes, that I’m trying to propagate. I want to learn biodynamics like my grandfather and father before me.

    Special Conditions

    You will feel special when you come here.

    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, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Handyman, Cheese making, Bread making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food

    Courses and Events

    I am a portrait artist and we may have fun in my art studio when we are not trying to figure out what to eat out of the garden.

    My Details

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    1 WWOOFer

    Accommodation

    In Our Home

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    I became a host so I could get to meet interesting people with an alternative, clean and wholesome view of growing food plants. It’s always easier if there is a social aspect to gardening and I have so much to learn; permaculture, plant medicine, biodynamic, and organic methods. I want the support and I’m happy to give the support, I love the beautiful exchange of energy and wisdom.

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