Claire Gunner

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    We are an organic berry farm located in the central highlands of Victoria, just 5 minutes from Daylesford. The farm is 25 acres in total with only 5 acres under intense management for either production or living. The rest of the farm is being left to regenerate naturally back to bushland with some help with weed management from us. Our farm is open to the public throughout the strawberry season for U-pick and we have plans for further expansion that we would love some help with. You will certainly eat your fair share of berries while you are here, fresh, frozen or otherwise We are a family who regards every day as a school day and are always looking for new and better ways of doing things. We are also passionate about what we do and would love to share knowledge with people who come to stay with us.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We use a lot of organic matter to improve our very hungry soils and use straw as a mulch on our berries, fruit trees and productive/ornamental gardens.

    We sometimes introduce beneficial predators to help with reducing the numbers of insect pests as well as a trapping program when mice and rats, in particular, become a problem in our berries. We encourage nature to take its course most of the time.

    My Details

    Name

    Claire Gunner

    Gender

    Family

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation

    Accommodation

    Separate Building

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, No Pets please

    Meal Procedures

    Share most meals

    Languages spoken

    English

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian, Meat based meals, Vegetarian meals, Vegan meals, Gluten free meals

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    Claire has been a WWOOFer in the past and loved the experience, she considers it as life changing for her. We would love to be able to show travellers our neck of the woods and encourage them on their own growing adventure, helping them to learn from our mistakes! We also love learning new things from other people and the sharing that naturally happens when you perform shared tasks with someone else. Our farm has gotten to the stage that we know what we’re doing now and where we’re headed and we would love some extra helping hands to get some goals achieved.

    Work and Study Remotely here

    Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement

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