a Permaculture Project in Tasmania. A great place to learn practical hands on skills in organic and sustainable living.

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Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Our permaculture project is a 70 acre farm set amongst crown land and mixed forestry in Buckland, Tasmania (Australia).

    Our vision is to create a working family farm and educational community to demonstrate self reliance and sustainability via permaculture design and holistic farming.

    Project Type:

    Rural, Residential, Commercial, Community, Demonstration, Educational

    Project Summary:

    This is a project being developed by Paul. Paul or Ringo as known by people within the Permaculture world has been involved in Permaculture on projects overseas as well as Australia over the past 15 years.

    Vision Statement: To create a working family farm and educational community to demonstrate self reliance and sustainability via permaculture design and holistic farming. A home base to connect with Scottish roots as well spiritual grounding to foster harmonious relationships and self governance to live with joy and peace to custodian the land.

    Aims and Objectives:
    •a program to build soil fertility and harvest water
    •to connect with community to share alternative strategies for sustainable living
    •education and training programs in sustainable living as well as create employment opportunities
    •to form and educational community based on Permaculture design to create sustainability
    •to create a working farm that produces an income from a variety of streams including farming, education and eco-tourism.
    •to implement food, fiber, energy and water production systems that support high levels of self reliance.
    •to demonstrate best practice in alternative technology
    • create a joyous family home
    •to become a recognized permaculture centre/permaculture demonstration farm
    •to have productive animal systems


    Project Description

    Values and Ethics:

    Three permaculture ethics:

    •Care of people, care land, redistribute surplus to 1 and 2.
    •To limit consumption of the earths resources.
    •Compassion for all walks of life and all sentient beings.
    •Integrity and honesty

    Mobile reception and Wifi are limited at this location. If you are addicted to Fb or internet please bring your own data. package.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Loads of opportunity to learn practical skills in Permaculture design and implementation aswell as farm maintenance and sustainable living skills.

  • Help

    Help

    I would like to introduce our farm as a new host farm in Tasmania. I am Paul, also known as Ringo, and I am developing this project with a deep passion toward teaching Permaculture and sustainability as well as a keen interest in learning from other cultures. All nationalities are welcome to get involved in this project to share their skills and cultures. I invite anyone interested to contact me to plan a fun and learning experience while in Tasmania. There are very comfortable accommodations available in the converted shearing shed bunkhouse (12 beds), the Cottage as well as in the rustic chalet and camping situation throughout the property. There is opportunity for 10 persons at the farm at any given time.

    Our farm is situated near Buckland in the Southern Midlands of Tasmania (cold temperate climate zone) about an hour from Hobart with good road access. The farm is being designed on the principles of Permaculture with a long term plan to create an educational community to demonstrate all things Permaculture and sustainable related. This is a working farm and at present we are planning to start plant 7000 trees as the herd of 12 cattle have been moved off the farm.

    The property is 70 acres in size and set amongst 10000 acres of mixed crown and private land. There is an abundance of natural forest, flora and fauna and a concerted effort is underway to return 20 acres back to sustainable forestry. The property exists in an extremely quiet and beautiful part of Tasmania and is close enough to drive to nearby beaches and recreation sites. Transport can be arranged from Hobart airport or Hobart city or directions given for self paced entry to the farm. Public transport is also possible via Tassielink. Check time tables to find suitable schedules.

    There are projects being undertaken all year and a lot of opportunity to learn practical skills in all aspects of farm maintenance and sustainable living. 3 very healthy and diverse meals provided for daily and all veg from the garden is grown with organic practices and provides us with 90% of our daily veg needs.

    Currently there is a long term opportunity for a committed person or couple to farm sit the project during periods where I work offsite. Ideally someone with a sound knowledge of Permaculture and gardening as well as a broad range of practical skills that will manage basic maintenance situations on the farm. When making contact with interest to this opportunity, provide as much detail about your skills and interest toward Permaculture and sustainable living.

    Volunteers can benefit from learning skills from some of the following activities:

    Gardening and garden construction

    Composting

    Vermicompost

    Compost toilet construction and maintenance

    Seed collecting for propagation

    Nursery work

    Fencing

    Basic construction

    Fermenting

    Meditation, yoga and spiritual consciousness training

    Orchard maintenance

    Compost tea brewing

    Recycled bottle window panels

    Earthworks skills, survey for water harvesting

    Rock wall construction

    Preserving of all food sources

    Permaculture Design course programs

    Cooking

    Artwork and sculpting

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, little Japanese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We don't operate as a hotel so you will need to bring your own warm sleeping bag to satisfy your own comfort level.

    12 Beds in Bunk house in old shearing shed
    4 beds in Chalet
    2 Beds in small cabin
    Camping
    Caravan/ RV parking space

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The property is 70 acres in size and set amongst 10000 acres of mixed crown and private land. There is an abundance of natural forest, flora and fauna and a concerted effort is underway to return 20 acres back to sustainable forestry.

    The property exists in an extremely quiet and beautiful part of Tasmania and is close enough to drive to nearby beaches and recreation sites. Transport can be arranged from Hobart airport and a bus service runs past Buckland daily or directions given for self paced entry to the farm.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days per week.

a great bunch of volunteers after turning the 3 cubic metre compost
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