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Stephanie Honey

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Retreat and Harmony

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Biodynamic

    Short Property Description

    Small Bio-dynamic property in beautiful artistic Deloraine, living & gardening for food & beauty in harmony with nature. Large vegetable garden, orchard, herbs, flowers, hothouse, geese, beekeeping with warre & top bar beehives, solar, sustainable building projects & maintenance, artistic projects & a magical rescue greyhound dog. Good place to learn about Bio-dynamics. Seasonal & joyful work: gardening, harvesting, preserving, fermenting, artistic projects, building and home maintenance. I am a therapeutic dance teacher & work with arts & creativity.  I enjoy dance, meditation, bushwalking & creativity.  WWOOFers welcome to join in on these activities. Accom for 1-2 in cosy barn or in the house. Shared meals, meat & vegetarian. No children. No smoking on property. Longer stays after initial stay.  2 min walk into beautiful town & walks by the river that has platypus.  Please contact via email.

    Full Property Description

    Close to lots of beautiful bush walks in the area, river swims in Summertime.  Cradle Mountain 1.5 hour away, beaches 40minutes.  Deloraine is 40 minutes from Devonport or Launceston.  If you don’t have a car the redline bus stop is a 2 minute walk from my home.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    I’ve a Diploma in Biodynamic Agriculture and this property is managed biodynamically, organically, good soil management & permaculture techniques.  Working with nature, plants are left to go to seed for flowers for the bees & to create seed for saving & self-seeding.  Minimal cultivation of soil for soil health & green manures. Collection of organic manure from a local friends farm for compost, & seaweed is collected from the beach for compost & seagrass for mulch.  Biodynamic 500 is used, cow pat pit & compost preparations.  The way I garden is more about observation, listening & letting nature share her wise ways & having fun along the way.

    Special Conditions

    No smoking on the property.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Handyman, Wine making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food

    Courses and Events

    I teach therapeutic dance classes, if you are interested you may be able to join some of these classes.

    My Details

    Name

    Stephanie Honey

    Gender

    Female

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Longer stays by negotiation

    Accommodation

    In Our Home, Separate Building

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Share some meals, Share cooking

    Languages spoken

    English, I'm happy to help you if English isn't your first language.

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    I’ve done lots of wwoofing around the world & appreciate connecting with people to learn about their lifestyle & place they live to be a ‘tourist’ in a different way.  I learnt a lot about gardening this way.  I enjoy sharing my knowledge of biodynamics & gardening & natural lifestyle and I enjoy the cultural exchange.  We all have something to learn & share with others (:

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