Short Property Description
Our 1.5ha was once part of a dairy farm. Since 2011 we have been transforming this into a sustainable and indigenous property. We have built an orchard and vegie gardens. We have a large hot house for growing vegies in winter and propagating.
We are gradually revegetating the remainder of the property with mainly local native plants and we have built a large ornamental native garden.
The remaining land is grazed by an alpaca, goats and sheep, all presided over by our beautiful kelpie dog, Sally.
Work includes caring for the animals, maintaining and extending garden beds and orchard, landscaping, tree-planting, re-vegetation work, minor construction projects and food processing in season.
Accommodation for 2 within our home. Shared meals, mixed diet, vegetarians catered for. Children b.a. Smoking outdoors only. Initial stay up to a week then negotiable.
Organic/Biological methods we use
We manage several large compost bins and two large worm farms, all of which nourish our plants. We also import other animal manures.
Most of our vegie garden are wicking beds, which minimise watering needs; we are reliant on rainwater tanks, so water conservation is important.
Mulching is an important regular activity. We are exploring and trialling how to increase the carbon content of our soils, which can increase soil water retention.
Preferred length of Stay
Diets we cater for
Why I became a WWOOF Host
We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our culture and learning about other cultures. we have maintained friendships with many of our WWOOFers and have visited some in their home countries.
Work and Study Remotely here
Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement