Meet Jill Redwood South East Victoria Host.
Jill lives on a small picturesque farm of 15 acres on rich river flats surrounded by forests & mountains. The Snowy National Park is to the west, the Errinundra NP to the east while the Brodribb wilderness feeds the river in between at Goongerah, a small settlement of about 35 people.
Her eco-friendly, mixed farm is shared by chooks, geese, milking goats, Clydesdales, wildlife, a dog, guinea fowl, guinea pigs and an infamous environmentalist. Jill has been a WWOOF Host for over 30 years and has made an impact on various WWOOFers from all over the world.
Jill found this property after the 1983 bushfires burnt her out near Cann River, it was a blackberry infested swamp along the river. Now it’s a little Shangri-la. Jill has written for ‘Earth Garden’ magazine for about 30 years so visitors can see many of these practical ideas in action.
Boasting three gardens, a large orchard, maintaining the fences and sheds as well as look after the animals, there is always something to be done on the property. Jill was one of the many in South East Gippsland that was hit by the bushfires and can always use a hand with clean up. Jill can sign off on your 2nd year Visa, she prefers maximum stays of 2 weeks.
Shops are 70km away and trips to town happen every 2-3 months, so if you can’t live without coffee in the morning, you might need to organise to bring some with you. Ditto chocolate and other vices or treats 🙂
SKILLS WWOOFERS CAN LEARN
Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Animal care, Dairy, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Making tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Fencing, Handyman, Cheese making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food.
If you would like to learn about sustainable living, Jill is a wealth of knowledge and willing to share.
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