Garden and Bushcare in Beautiful Adelaide Hills

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Australia

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    08/05/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 6 (4 sons) living on a small property in the beautiful fruit, vegetable and wine growing region of the Adelaide Hills.

    We have a small property on which we grow summer vegetables as well as some fruit trees and a small vineyard. We grow a range of almost organic vegetables and occasionally host a long table lunch or dinner. We also have a small vineyard and a few fruit trees. And of course some chooks and two beautiful Border Collie dogs. We love food, we enjoy working the property in a relaxed, casual and social environment. Every spring, summer and autumn we have volunteers help us to plant and maintain the property.

    We also host community dinners in a "long table" style throughout the summer in the garden which are hard work, but great fun.

    As the Adelaide Hills can be very cold and wet in winter we do not take on any volunteers from late May until September.

    We are a non smoking property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help

    Help

    We grow a range of almost organic vegetables and occasionally host a long table lunch or dinner. We also have a small vineyard and a few fruit trees. We also have some chooks and two beautiful Border Collie dogs. We love food, we enjoy working the property in a relaxed, casual and social environment.

    From time to time our volunteers also help out our delightful, elderly neighbors who are fit and strong for people in their 80's but who find some of the work on their property a little hard to keep up with.

    The jobs that our volunteers do range from setting up gardens, planting, weeding, irrigation, harvesting, weed control, some housework and general property maintenance. If creative there are various other things our helpers have done like build stone walls, benches and adobe pizza ovens! Hours are normally 8 - 12 and we provide cooked meals when people are working (morning tea and lunch) as well as basic ingredients for you to cook your evening meals. Of course our volunteers are always welcome to all the eggs and vegetables that they can eat. :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Most of our volunteers stay with us for weeks or months, but some stay only for a few days depending on what is mutually agreeable.

    You can bring your own van, or we do have self contained accommodation "granny flat" style with a double bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Adelaide Hills is a beautiful, rural area with several small picturesque towns, great wineries and pubs, excellent bush walking and cycling. We do have kangaroo's in our back paddock! and there is lots of wildlife in the area.

    You will have plenty of time to explore the stunning national parks and local area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 - 4 hours.


Host ref number: 473826671214