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Preston
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 13
Persons: 5
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 25403
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: May 11, 2018

We don't have many reviews on helpx, but are active and looking for fun people to come and visit us at the moment!!

LOVE GROWING VEGETABLES? WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN MARKET GARDEN??? LONG STAY WORKERS VERY WELCOME

Opportunity to join a fun, dynamic farm. Opportunity to take on responsibilities, learn new farming skills, and be part of a team.

This is a farm in Preston, about 20 minutes inland from Ulverstone in NW Tasmania. We run a 2 hectare market garden, and sell our produce at the Cradle Coast Farmers Market in Ulverstone, and Harvest Market in Launceston, every weekend.
We also supply fresh vegetables to local shops and restaurants.

Our farm is run on biological principles, and we employ a range of methods for seeding, weeding, and harvesting, using both hand and mechanical methods. We are not certified organic, biodynamic or permaculture, however we do love lots of their ideas and principles and mix them with science, practicality and precision farming methods to create a system with soil health being a primary objective. Practically, this means we do not use fungicides, insecticides, harsh fertilizers or most herbicides. This means sometimes we grow a cabbage with an insect hole in the leaf, but we can live with that!!

We love providing fresh, healthy, vegetables to our local community, and showcasing new and interesting vegetables that people may not have eaten before.

The farm is centred around the the old Preston Primary School. We live in the classrooms of the old school and have a large rambling house with a number of outbuildings. There is lots of space, with 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, and 2 lounge areas with fireplaces.

We have a number of different room options. Where you sleep will usually depend on availability when you arrive. You will have access to a separate bathroom and kitchen facilities and lounge area and we share a laundry.

We do brew our own beer. If you want to drink it, you will need to help make it.

We do have really good wi-fi and a phone available for reasonable use.

We are an LGBTI friendly community


Extracurricular activities:
There are lots of interesting and fun activities to do on your day off and in free time during the week, including caves, canyons, waterfalls, river swimming and other tourist activities.

The closest town is 20 minutes away, and we go there regularly, and can arrange for you to do any shopping that you need to do. We have a vehicle available to use on days off and longer trips away.

We work hard here but we also like to have fun.

We look for adventurous people who can balance work and play, are very flexible, have positive attitudes about life and work, and can enjoy life in a rural setting.

Please get in touch if you want to know more about anything.

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