Planting, garden bed preperation, summer fire preperation in Victoria, Australia



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    We are running 4 weekends of permaculture retreats during the new year which is always fun and exciting.
    Hosting a diverse skill group of 20 people on the property with full catering of our own organic produce directly from the garden.

    Gaeme has a 5 zone permaculture property. He has been the founder of Permaculture Yarra Valley involving teaching and designing programs for over 20 years. He likes to specialise in grafting and pruning. Graeme also has extensive knowledge of fauna and flora within the region from 10 years as a director.

    Bastien and Melissa are the caretakers of the property. They are involved in helper management, animal husbandry and full running of the permaculture system. This includes food productivity, worm farming systems, hugelculture, foraging, workshop hosting/catering etc. The property consists of heritage fruit trees, market garden, zoned vegetable gardens, wet and dry forest, eatible native and weed plants. Sheep, chickens and goats help with the property maintenence as well as being pets.

    We are very selective when hosting as it takes up a lot of time. We try our best to make sure our volunteers take away an inspirational experience of permaculture.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Permaculture techniques. Knowledge of fauna and flora.
    Tranquil surroundings in nature.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Planting, wood collection, spring preperation. New chicken design. Garden bed mulching. Fire preparation.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Own ròom with bed and linen provided. Organic meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Yarra Valley is a renound popular tourist destination. Just google it!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 535727991312