William Kloosterman

Wwoofer Profile

About Me

Personal Bio

Hi there, I’m Will, 26 years and looking for the opportunity to learn and experience first-hand from farmers such as yourselves. I’m at the start of my farming venture, having little experience under my belt but slowly absorbing the vast sea of knowledge out there as I go along, with the belief that one day I’ll manage a few acres of my own. I’m keen to learn as much as I can about all different types of farming practices at this point as I refine my criteria as I make progress, and also the management side of running a farm. I’ve recently discovered agroecology and feel a keen interest in learning about that, as well as market production, bee-keeping, food foraging, mycology, mechanics, and ferments.

My background education is in physical rehabilitation. I hold a bachelor in Musculoskeletal Therapy and have been learning about the body, rehabilitative/prehabilitative care, and movement in various ways for over six years now. My goal after wwoofing for a few months is to travel to Canada where I’ll undertake some specialised courses in manual therapy and movement assessment to bolster my underlying skills and education. But for now, my aim is to enjoy some time out on the road with my motorbike, learn as many new different skills as I can so I can narrow down what kind of practices I would like to incorporate in future, and put my time & energy towards helping others out, and making new friends in the process.

My hobbies and pass-times. I’m going through a motorbike phase at the moment haha. I enjoy getting out on the open road when I can. Archery is another important hobby of mine; I find it meditative and a real test of my physical abilities (would love to bring my bow and practice target shooting if you’d be okay with that. Reading is another; a lot of non-fiction, mostly anything to do with the mind and body.

Personality-wise I’m quite easy to get along with, shy in a crowd, but fairly adventurous. I was voted school captain in high school and consider myself a hard-working individual. I’m a very conscientious person and I work best in a structured environment; routine is a necessity for sustained performance. I value discipline highly, however, I will admit it’s not always the easiest friend to keep entertained. I’m very respectful of other people and their space and property. I’m generally quiet-natured, friends describe it as a calmness; I like working alone most of the time because I like to think to myself. But truthfully, I do find I struggle involving myself in conversations at times, it depends on the people and topics, however this is the one part of me I’m hoping changes the most through this adventure of meeting new people and sharing stories and experiences.

Why I joined WWOOF

For the symbiotic tradeoff of course! Learning lifelong practical skills, having your basic sustenance and shelter needs met, exploring this beautiful land, and meeting loving people, and in exchange, you get to help people carry out their chores, aid in their livelihood, provide company in such a time when coming together is vital for humanity, and do meaningful work together.

My Details

Name

William Kloosterman

Visa Type/Citizenship

Aust/NZ Citizen

Age

26-35

Gender

Male

Country of Origin

Australia

States you want to Volunteer in

New South Wales

Attributes

Languages I speak

English

My Skills

In relation to farming, I'm athletic, patient, persistent, willing to learn, wanting to give everything a go at least once, not afraid of dirt. Outside of farming, I have a Bachelors degree in Musculoskeletal Therapy, along with several complementary health/well-being certificates.

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

Diet

All food

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