From: United Kingdom
01/06/2018 - 31/08/2018
I am living in Bristol at the moment, last year I completed a course in permaculture and practical sustainability (called Shift Bristol, if you want to look it up). I have learnt absolutely loads in this time, and visited some truly inspiring projects around the UK. I was introduced to many useful things such as permaculture design principles, organic horticulture, 12-volt electrics, building a roundhouse using natural materials, some principles of sustainable forestry (though not a lot of practice), and perhaps most importantly how to work within a diverse group of people.
I'm really keen to get out on the land and get some more practical experience, and to put some of my knowledge into practice. I'm especially interested in developing the natural building and carpentry skills that I learned while building the roundhouse. I'd also love to help out with forestry work, and any kind of outdoor work really.
I've done a bit of WWOOFing in the past. The highlight was a permaculture smallholding in Spain, which was a few years ago now but I still feel the benefits of what I learned there and the inspiration it gave me. (I can get a reference from Helen, my host there, if you want one seeing as I haven't yet got any reviews on my workaday profile).
I'm very receptive and eager to learn from others while offering my own opinion and experience to a problem. I enjoy being sociable, though am able to entertain myself too. I love going for walks, climbing trees, cooking (and eating!), nonsense and most things given the right amount of enthusiasm. I really thrive off being around proactive people so I'm really excited to get out and meet all you lot doing these cool things :)
I am now at university in Bristol doing an environmental science degree. I have decided to go to Canada for the entire summer (the idea came to me in the middle of the night and now I have my heart set on it!) I have wanted to commit a decent chunk of time to volunteering on some of the amazing projects on this site, but somehow something always seems to get in the way (generally work or other fun commitments!) Anyway now I am so ready to head out into some beautiful nature and work hard and just live in a much more natural way.
Basic carpentry/building, cob building, gardening, some permaculture design experience, cooking, living a bit rough, and lots of stamina, energy, and readiness to be taught what I don't yet know how to do.
Special dietary requirements