Skills I Want to Learn: Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Composting, Soil conservation, Mulching, Worm farming, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Marketing produce
I have a strong theoretical knowledge about soil health and organic fertilisers (I completed a PhD a couple of years ago that had to do with creating value from wastes and soil fertility) and recently have read up a lot on regenerative agriculture practices but I would like to get more practical skills.
I'm looking to gain skills and knowledge from farmers through volunteering on farms and understand the challenges faced in organic farming. I really would like to understand how an organic farm works and what its challenges are to try and understand how these farming models could be more widespread. I'm currently in between jobs but in future I would like to work with the topic of sustainable/resilient agriculture, not sure how but that's what I'm trying to figure out!
Skills I Want to Learn: Gardening, Animal Care, Beekeeping, Cheese making, Wild food foraging, Bread Making, Wine making
We like to see Australia from Melbourne to Cairns. For a few days we stay in Melbourne to see the city and then we want to wwoof in Melbourne, because its a cheap way to stay as a tourist in Australia. After wwoof in Melbourne we fly to Sydney and booked a tour from Sydney to Cairns. In Cairns we also want to wwoof for two weeks. Travelling is really amazing to see beautiful places and cities but we also want to see how local people live, work and eat in different countries in Australia. We are looking forward to work with animals but we are also ready to help in the household, in the garden or work with children.