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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 28.5
Persons: 10
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13943
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: December 18, 2015

Project Summary:

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.

Vision Statement:

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.

Project Description:

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

Help needed:

-general farm maintenance

-tree planting

-animal care,moving stock

-tractor driving ,slashing

-keyline plowing


-fruit/vegetable planting ,picking ,eating


-teaching,helping organize workshops

-social networking

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.

reviews (4)
Helper: Martha and James Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 25, 2017
We stayed with Paul for 2 weeks in February which has proved to be one of our... view complete review

Helper: Mitch and Patrick Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: April 9, 2017
Great time at this farm, it was beyond just an experience but ended up coming... view complete review

Helper: Andreanne Gariepy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: February 6, 2017
It's hard not to miss this place after 3 weeks of working there. Its a beauti... view complete review

Helper: Trixi mccarthy-gilbert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 20, 2016
I had an beautiful time learning and working with Paul on his farm, it was a... view complete review

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