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Cat McKay

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My Property

Property Name

Peace Farm

Farming methods

Organic

Business Type

Commercial Farm

Short Property Description

Peace Farm is a beautiful 15 acre property located in the picturesque Yarra Valley, where we are establishing a co-operative permaculture farm.

PEACE stands for Permaculture, Education, Art, Community Enterprise.

We run an organic heirloom varieties plant nursery and a wellbeing/events space with yoga classes, acupuncture, dance, singing, and other community events happening. We also have goats, ducks, geese and chickens. Work includes planting, caring for & harvesting crops, caring for our animals, nursery propagation, collecting eggs and general farm maintenance. Accomodation is in a basic room or caravan. We also have a beautiful wwoofer kitchen/living area with mountain views.  Delicious mostly organic food provided. Internet available. Close to public transport from Melbourne.

Min stay 1 month, prefer longer.

Full Property Description

SMALL ORGANIC PERMACULTURE FARM Helpers needed NOW!

1 month minimum stay is our preference

About us: Peace Farm is a co-operative permaculture farm, and a community of 3 families who value and practice yoga, holistic therapies, conscious parenting, holistic education, hand crafting and self sufficiency skills and technologies. We have an organic veggie growing garden, an heirloom seedlings nursery, and an events space focusing on arts, crafts, permaculture education and wellbeing. We have 4 goats, lots of chickens, ducks and geese, and are planting a food forest and fruit orchards.

We have found that people who are interested in permaculture, intentional community living, holistic health and wellbeing, yoga, arts and crafts as a sacred practice, and earth stewardship get the most value from their stay here. There are ample opportunities to share and apply your gifts and explore your passions in very real ways.

We regularly host seasonal community events where helpers contributions are always appreciated. Some meals are self catered and others are shared with families. In either case you will enjoy the freshest, most wholesome food primarily sourced from the farm. Accomodation is basic but comfortable.

We have some caravans and some indoor rooms and camping is an option. Depending on seasonal demand, we may have more helpers sharing facilities and providing company.

One month is our preferred minimum stay.

Peace Farm is located on a 15 acre property in the scenic Yarra Valley, 90min from Melbourne by public transport with bus stops near by. French and English speaking. Wifi available.

Beautiful walks by the river down to local shops and plenty of Australian forest to enjoy. Bikes are available to explore the local area and the famous Warby Trail.

Please check our website for more info about who we are and what we do

http://www.peacefarm.com.au

or follow our peacefarm Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/peacefarmyarravalley/

Organic/Biological methods we use

Permaculture, composting, life stock rotation, some biodynamic soil applications

Skills WWOOFers can learn here

Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Dairy, Using & caring for tools, Making tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Fencing, Handyman, Cheese making, Bread making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food, Marketing produce

Courses and Events

Monthly open days and permaculture workshops, weekly Chi Yoga, kundalini yoga, acupuncture, drum journeys,   seasonal events (winter and summer solstice celebrations), tomato festival and harvest feasts.  There is always something happening at PEACE Farm – check the website http://www.peacefarm.com.au) or facebook/peacefarmyarravalley for more details of events.

My Details

Name

Cat McKay

Partners Name

Matt Daniele

Gender

Family

The Stay

Can Accommodate

3 WWOOFers

Preferred length of Stay

2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation

Accommodation

Separate Building, Caravan, BYO Accommodation

Other options

No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

Meal Procedures

Share some meals, Share cooking, Food provided, cook your own

Languages spoken

English- French

Diets we cater for

Meat, Vegetarian, Vegan

Why I became a WWOOF Host

What an amazing way to share our passions and learn from eachother!

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