I love to connect with people and I’m very interested in learning how others live, especially in regional Australia, and what’s important to them. I am curious by nature and want to gain new work experiences and build new hands-on skills.
Community is something I also would love to get in touch with more. I come from Canberra originally and am on hiatus after working in consulting and IT (not the technical stuff). I love the outdoors, I am fit and able and enjoy physical work. People often let me know that I’m easy going and easy to get along with. Being more mature, I can work independently or with others and I understand the value of work. I have done gardening work in the past growing up and for family. I’ve also really enjoyed helping out a friend with landscaping, levelling and laying turf in the recent past.
Despite being from IT I’m not stuck to my phone or devices and I actively seek to connect with people, nature and the earth. In my spare time I have a regular practice of yoga and meditation, I enjoy bushwalking, surfing (beginner!) and reading. I have been doing pottery for the past couple of months and really enjoy it.
I am open-minded, hard-working, and care about my impact on this planet. I love to share time with family who live in Sydney, in Dalmeny on the South Coast and in Capertee NSW. I travel around the world as often as I can and I have many memories of backpacking wonderful places such as Asia and India. I am registered for Working With Vulnerable People in the ACT.
Diet-wise, I’m easy going and don’t have any special requirements, although at home I really value eating as well as I can, including eating organic produce and lots of vegetables. Tbh, I still love eating comfort foods sometimes (burger and fries has to be my favourite!).
I have my own transport, don’t smoke and don’t often drink.
Why I joined WWOOF
I’ve joined WWOOF because I want to meet people who live a life I aspire to live. I’m really captured about connecting with the earth and its people and I believe gaining new experiences with WWOOF would be a great way to do that. I am really curious about all aspects of sustainability and organic farming practices as well as commercial and non-organic farming. Also, I’d love to see the results of my efforts. From my line of work it’s a bit sad not seeing hard work amount to much from a computer screen.
Languages I speak
Skills I would like 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, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce