Peter & Pamela Burgess

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    A Paradise of food species from all over, Bamboos, Kayaking, fermenting, sour dough, wicking beds, these are just some of the things awaiting you when you come to Bucca Haven, our 5 acres of developing organic food forest. We have almost 100 bamboo clumps, all mature & provide endless mulch, shade & timber material for all sorts of projects. It is called the thinking mans timber.
    We grow an abundant and varied amount of food plants all year round, we can use anything from 25 to 30 different species in our green salad, none of which is lettuce! We have in excess of 150 different species of food plants from across the sub tropical regions of the earth, & are always on the lookout for more variety. We enjoy a sunny, warm to hot climate, 20c to 38c except in winter which for us in June thru to Sept which could be as low as 7c overnight to 27c daily.
    We love good food, healthy food, home grown food. So if you like to cook, great.
    When the dam is full, it is our swimming hole. When the dam is low, we go 6k to the Kolan River for a cool swim, or Kayak. We are 31klm from Bundaberg & 27 klm from Gin Gin. We can collect you from either town if you do not have your own transport.
    We are a Christian family, in our 60’s, still very active, gardening, swimming, kayaking & socialising.
    We both have a good sense of humour. But we need you to speak English as we don’t have any other language. If you can read English too that is even better.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We use comfrey tea, weed tea, horse, cow & chicken manure, millmud, mulch & any organic material we can get our hands on to go through the shredder, mainly palm leaves from a property close to us.
    Wood chips & dump mulch are seasoned in piles until needed, then added to the mix. We use a tractor for this work.
    Worms, worm feeding buckets, wicking beds, bathtub bogs, chop & drop methods, heavy & deep mulching, pit gardening, hugel lines, the burying of timber to grow on top.
    Chickens have just been introduced to our property, so we intend to encourage them to till the soil prior to us planting on it. Work in progress. Perhaps piglets soon too.

    My Details

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation

    Accommodation

    Caravan

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, No Smoking Inside, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Share cooking

    Languages spoken

    English only

    Diets we cater for

    Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    To share what we have learned about living in harmony with our earth & the joy of living an organic lifestyle.

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