Origine: Royaume-Uni

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    Type de compte

    Compte individuel

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    Espagne, Royaume-Uni

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    Dates de voyage

    01.03.2019 - 31.12.2020

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  • Mon statut

    à la maison

  • Description

    Hi, I am Iris; named after a flower and born with green fingers.
    I am a hardworking, experienced professional gardener and florist with bountiful energy, creativity and drive.
    I love nature and wildlife and I spend most of my time outdoors,
    be it at work on the historical gardens for which I have been responsible, or walking in the hills of my beloved Yorkshire Dales which have been my home for 14 years.
    I am curious and creative and I love all kinds of art.

  • Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre

    Ça m'intéresse :  

    Travail associatif

    J'ai des connaissances :  

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Aider dans une ferme
    S’occuper des animaux
    Accueil / tourisme
    Pratique des langues
    Projets artistiques

    Je peux apprendre aux autres :  

    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Tenir compagnie à une personne âgée
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aider à la maison
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    I have a backround in horticulture with a Dutch qualification and a life long experience in all aspects of the field including production and propagation.
    For several years I have been the Senior Gardener on a private estate in North Yorkshire were I was responsible for the seven acre historical gardens. These included orchards, flower meadows, a cottage garden, 130m long double borders as well as greenhouses, a herb border and an ornamental vegetable garden.
    During my Workaway experiences in Spain and Italy I have learned about permaculture and gardening in dry conditions.
    Art and floristry:
    I have also been the owner and proprietor of a flower shop, named Wild Things. I still like to keep my hand in by doing wedding flowers, especially using garden flowers. I love experimenting with nature art using all manner of natural material.
    For several years I have enjoyed being part of the Airbnb community renting out my home in Yorkshire and earning the status of Superhost. I have also worked at a castle in Wensleydale and I have worked for Yorkshire Cottages, the leading organisation in the region. (housekeeping and gardening)
    I have years of waitressing experience in various restaurants and gastro pubs. I worked in an award winning artisan bakery and delicatessen where I used to run the shop and help prepare food for the delicatessen counter.
    I have worked in kitchens and restaurants in The Netherlands, England and Italy.

    Education and green projects:
    I have created school gardens with primary school children, organised green school and community projects and taken part in botanic surveys. I am very interested in Forest School and enjoy doing outdoor activities and nature crafts with children.

    Workaway: From spring to winter I have travelled through the mountainous regions of Abruzzo and Trentino in Italy and Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada in Spain. I have worked on and created gardens at different altitudes, from the mild Mediterranean climate to the harsh alpine conditions. I have learned a lot about permaculture and gardening with limited water resources.

  • Langues parlées

    German: Intermédiaire
    French: Intermédiaire
    Dutch: Intermédiaire

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  • Nationalité

    Dutch, living in the UK

  • Autres infos...

    I joined the Workaway community with the wish to learn new skills and to develop various arts and crafts.
    But more over I joined to make new friends, help people and make a worthwhile contribution to what is close to your heart.

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies

    • Régime alimentaire spécial