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Sustainable living, help on our permaculture farm with fun eco and gardening projects near Hastings, New Zealand

  • Bisher 62 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 11 Juni 2024

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  2024 

 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Well known 16 acre permaculture farm and plant nursery in Hawke’s Bay, supplying over 350 species of ‘permaculture’ plants, including the widest range of medicinal herbs in the country. We are in Poukawa, a rural area 20 minutes’ drive from Hastings, Havelock North or Waipawa. We are a family of 4 in a small house – Jo and Aaron (in our 50s), our 2 teenage daughters, and 4 dogs. We also have 3 horses, and lots of ducks and chickens.
    There is another couple who live with us on the farm in their self-built tiny home, and a herbalist intern for this year (2024). We also have nursery staff whose expertise also includes herbalism, te Ao Maori, organic, biodynamic and permaculture gardening, and more. Coffee time each day is when we all have time to catch up on what everyone is doing, as we always have lots of different projects happening.

    We also run workshops and tours - Jo has been teaching permaculture, food forest design and sustainability courses for over 15 years. Our 3 acre food forest contains a mix of NZ native, temperate, Mediterranean and subtropical plants, swales for water harvesting/passive irrigation, wattle and daub hut, willow tipi, kitchen/bar, firepit, treehouse and pond. Your help will be based mainly in the food forest, but also on the farm silvopasture system and vegetable gardens when required or if your interests tend that way.

    We ask for approximately 4.5 hours help per day, but we’re happy if you want to re-arrange hours slightly to accommodate a part time job if you have one, or to combine hours over fewer days so that you can go off and explore for a few days. We’re really pretty flexible folk!

    Fun projects may include some natural building, making a living roof, tree bog, or banana circle – we have lots of things we’d like to do, but also happy for you to trial things and explore your own interests.

    We are enjoy hosting people who have a thirst for knowledge, are cheerful and easy going around other people (and dogs!), practical, good problem-solvers, happy with their own company, respectful of others’ privacy, and tolerant of a wide range of opinions on all things - from vegetarianism to vaccination. You need to be relatively fit as the food forest has steep slopes and materials need to be carted up and down. No smoking.

    In return we can provide basic caravan accommodation with cooking facilities and your own shower and compost toilet. Aaron suffers chronic pain from a back injury so is not very sociable in the evenings, so we provide your food including vegetables, fruit and eggs from the farm, and you need to prepare your own meals mostly. But we like to have one evening meal a week together and we all have coffee together every weekday. The other couple on the farm, who are Argentinian/Kiwi are also keen for cultural exchange with workawayers, and both speak Spanish. We also have a huge library of books on permaculture, food forests, herbs, food preserving etc. There is a small dam at the back of the farm which you can kayak on.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Between the 2 families on site we have 4 Kiwis, one Brit and one Argentinian, and we are all well travelled. There is so much to learn here about sustainable living in general, and specifically permaculture, plants (fruit, nuts, herbs, support species, NZ natives), food forest design, silvopasture, passive irrigation, animal management and integration, tiny home building, off grid housing - solar power, grey water, compost toilets etc.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Tasks may include but are not limited to:
    • Sheet mulching of areas of grass to replicate forest floor
    • Planting trees and ground cover species in the food forest, shelterbelts and around ponds
    • Pruning
    • Hand weeding
    • Mechanical weedeating (only if you are happy to do it)
    • Chop’n’drop of biomass
    • Building and moving portable chicken runs to ‘tractor’ through the food forest
    • Helping with building and maintenance of infrastructure e.g. fencing, light earth structures
    • Other general tasks on the farm or in the vege garden

    PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ASK YOU TO WORK IN THE NURSERY WHICH IS OUR BUSINESS, YOUR HELP IS ON THE FARM MORE GENERALLY.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Farm shed lined with log panelling, feels like a log cabin inside! Own kitchen, integral caravan with double bed, and covered walkway to 'shed' style hot shower and compost toilet.
    Aaron suffers chronic pain from a back injury so is not very sociable in the evenings, so we provide your food including vegetables, fruit and eggs from the farm, and you need to prepare your own meals mostly. But we like to have one evening meal a week together and we all have coffee together every weekday.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    You will need your own transport to be able to go off farm, there is no public transport accessible nearby. Hawke's Bay is famous for its vinyards and food culture, and beaches. The Ruahine and Kawaka ranges are accessible by car offering some great day and overnight tramping.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Space for a large campervan, plus use of a compost toilet and shower if required. Can hook up to mains power if required.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 651467699837

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