Short Property Description
The Haven Organic Farm is a beautiful 5 acre farm on river, close to Mullumbimby town, nearby swimming holes, and 10 min drive to beaches. Productive areas include market gardens, kitchen garden, orchards, nursery & pasture integrating organic and permaculture principles.
Tasks include tree & vegetable planting, mulch & compost production, propagation & building projects, weeding & general farm maintenance.
Accommodation for up to 2 adults in our separate self contained room, when available, otherwise camping is also available. Shower and toilet available. Must have own camp kitchen facilities. You can pick all you like from the garden, which will take care off your fresh produce needs, however you are responsible for your own food.
Twenty hours a week volunteer exchange with flexible hours. Children and families welcome. (We have a 7 year old daughter, Elvia). No smoking on property unless 60 metres away. Initial stay 2-7 days. Longer stays negotiated.
We love sharing experiences and listening to new ideas. Please text, call or email or look up The Haven Organic Farm.
Grant has a range of experience growing food and managing farms, having started in horticulture 43 years ago, then creating a landscaping business in Sydney for 8 years. He completed a Permaculture Design Certificate 35 years ago and upgraded the landscaping business to an edible landscape business shortly after. He then opened 3 nurseries in Sydney selling organic herbs, vegetables and ferns. He worked in the Findhorn Community in Scotland for 3 years looking after a nursey section, market garden and a large tunnel house growing summer crops. Directly after that he managed a 1 ½ acre market garden supplying vegetables to The Columbus Hotel on the Isle of Iona.
Grant has been working with internationally renowned permaculturist, Geoff Lawton on a regular basis making permaculture videos for over 6 years.
As a family we have been hosting Willing Workers on Organic Farms for over 18 years. We are looking for an energetic person with a strong work ethic with a physical working background and general gardening experience is preferred. This experience would suit someone who wants to learn how to manage land and grow their own food organically or is interested in becoming a permaculture teacher, designer, landscape gardener, nursery manager or market gardener.
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Why I became a WWOOF Host
We love the support from our WWOOFer friends for all the ongoing projects on the property and love the culture exchange. We also enjoy offering some education in organic agriculture, permacuture and horticulture.