All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 28.5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13943
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Last Updated: December 18, 2015
This is a Permaculture project farm being developed by Paul Kean. Paul or Ringo as known by people within the Permaculture world has been involved in Permaculture on projects overseas as well as Australia over the past 15 years.
To create a working family farm and educational community to demonstrate self reliance and
sustainability via permaculture design and holistic farming. A home base to connect with Scottish roots as
well spiritual grounding to foster harmonious relationships and self governance to live with joy and peace to custodian the land.
Values and Ethics:
Three permaculture ethics:
-Care of people, care land, redistribute surplus to 1 and 2.
-To limit consumption of the earths resources.
-Compassion for all walks of life and all sentient beings.
-Integrity and honesty
Aims and Objectives:
-a program to build soil fertility and harvest water
-education and training programs in sustainable living
-to form and educational community for sustainability
-to create a working farm that produces an income from a variety of streams including farming, education and eco-tourism.
-to implement food, fiber, energy and water production systems that support high levels of self reliance.
-to demonstrate best practice in alternative technology
-to create a joyous family home
-to become a recognized permaculture centre/permaculture demonstration farm
-to have productive animal systems
-general farm maintenance
-animal care,moving stock
-tractor driving ,slashing
-fruit/vegetable planting ,picking ,eating
-teaching,helping organize workshops
Helpers coming to the project are expected to work 6 hours per day 5 days per week. All situations are flexible but will be managed on a case by case arrangement upon discussion.