Help out on a permaculture inspired small holding in Central Victoria, Australia

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  • Última actividad: 24 jul 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    Come help in the beautiful gardens of our 5.5 acre hobby farm in Taradale, Central Victoria. We grow most of our own organic food and aim to live as sustainably as possible.

    After leaving a frantic city life 12 years ago (London and Melbourne) we are now living the country life, contributing to the building of our ethical and healthy local community. Jane is a Yoga Teacher and Glenn a Shiatsu Practitioner and Teacher.

    We have recently opened our Retreat Centre where yoga and health and wellbeing workshops and retreats are offered.

    The volunteer role is to help in the garden, not the Retreat Centre business.

    Particular skills we are after:
    - gardening, or an interest in learning and getting your hands dirty!
    - admin and organisational skills to assist in garden projects including seed collection, labelling and sorting etc
    - labouring learning and helping with small farm building projects

    We love to share the cooking of the main meals with volunteers. There is plenty of garden produce to inspire our cooking.

    This role would suit someone. or a couple. who are autonomous and likes to have quiet time alone and also enjoys working together collaboratively with others living on the property.

    We ask that volunteers have travel insurance that covers volunteering.

    We are open to applications from volunteers to stay for a whole garden season. That way you can learn the whole seasonal cycle of growing food. Our busy seasons are Spring and Autumn in the garden.

    We are also open to short term stays minimum 10 days.

    Please get in touch if you are interested, and please let us know what interests you in volunteering with us.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Experience and learn about permaculture-inspired organic gardening. How to grow food. How to preserve food.

  • Ayuda


    There are a variety of tasks on our permaculture inspired garden and around the house.

    In the Spring, the main ones include weeding and maintenance of the vegetable and fruit trees and berry beds, propagation and planting of vegetables, making compost, mowing etc.

    In the Late Summer and Autumn, the main task is harvesting and preserving the abundance from the garden as well as propagation and making compost.

    All year round there is the care of the chickens, ducks and sheep.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Volunteer(s) sleep in very cosy Tiny House which is located in the back paddock of the property.

    Food is provided, One main meal per day is shared in the evening. Self-catering, with food provided, for breakfast and lunch. We eat as much as we can from the garden and local seasonal produce. We enjoy multicultural food and welcome volunteers to share cooking and recipes!

    Please note we are omnivores, and eat meat and eggs from the smallhodling. But also love vegetarian and vegan cooking.

    WIFI is not available in the Tiny House. Although good mobile reception. Unlimited WIFI is available at the main house, in many of the seating areas around the house.

  • Algo más...

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    About Taradale : it is a small town in Central Victoria. We are 15 km from Castlemaine which is a thriving and culturally rich town (including artist and environmental sustainable communitiies) in Central Victoria Goldfields region. There is limited but very connected public transport with a local bus during the week between Taradale and Castlemaine; and a train line with easy access to Melbourne (approx 1 hour away) and Bendigo 1/2 hour away.

    Taradale itself has an eclectic mix of locals, with many interesting social events and has its own local Wine and Produce store that serves coffees, wines and pizzas. There is also the monthly Taradale Produce Swap which we go to and take excess produce and plants from the garden to swap with other avid gardeners and cooks.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 day a week. Not including breaks.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 482286779114

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