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Tiger Hill Permaculture, a Permaculture Project.

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  • Descriptionwww.tigerhillpermaculture.net

    Our permaculture project is a 70 acre farm set amongst crown land and mixed forestry in Buckland, Tasmania (Australia).

    Our vision is to create a working family farm and educational community to demonstrate self reliance and sustainability via permaculture design and holistic farming.

    I would like to introduce our farm as a new host farm in Tasmania. I am Paul, also known as Ringo, and I am developing this project with a deep passion toward teaching Permaculture and sustainability as well as a keen interest in learning from other cultures. All nationalities are welcome to get involved in this project to share their skills and cultures. I invite anyone interested to contact me to plan a fun and learning experience while in Tasmania. There are very comfortable accommodations available in the converted shearing shed bunkhouse (12 beds), the Cottage as well as in the rustic chalet and camping situation throughout the property. There is opportunity for 10 persons at the farm at any given time.

    Our farm is situated near Buckland in the Southern Midlands of Tasmania (cold temperate climate zone) about an hour from Hobart with good road access. The farm is being designed on the principles of Permaculture with a long term plan to create an educational community to demonstrate all things Permaculture and sustainable related. This is a working farm and at present we are planning to start plant 7000 trees as the herd of 12 cattle have been moved off the farm.

    The property is 70 acres in size and set amongst 10000 acres of mixed crown and private land. There is an abundance of natural forest, flora and fauna and a concerted effort is underway to return 20 acres back to sustainable forestry. The property exists in an extremely quiet and beautiful part of Tasmania and is close enough to drive to nearby beaches and recreation sites. Transport can be arranged from Hobart airport or Hobart city or directions given for self paced entry to the farm. Public transport is also possible via Tassielink. Check time tables to find suitable schedules.

    There are projects being undertaken all year and a lot of opportunity to learn practical skills in all aspects of farm maintenance and sustainable living. 3 very healthy and diverse meals provided for daily and all veg from the garden is grown with organic practices and provides us with 90% of our daily veg needs.
    Project Type:

    Rural, Residential, Commercial, Community, Demonstration, Educational

    Project Summary:

    This is a project being developed by Paul. 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.

    Aims and Objectives:
    •a program to build soil fertility and harvest water
    •to connect with community to share alternative strategies for sustainable living
    •education and training programs in sustainable living as well as create employment opportunities
    •to form and educational community based on Permaculture design to create 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
    • create a joyous family home
    •to become a recognized permaculture centre/permaculture demonstration farm
    •to have productive animal systems


    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

    Mobile reception and Wifi are limited at this location. If you are addicted to Fb or internet please bring your own data. package.
  • LocationAustralia, Tasmania, Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council, Buckland

  • Work
  • Type of work Volunteers can benefit from learning skills from some of the following activities:

    Gardening and garden construction

    Composting

    Vermicompost

    Compost toilet construction and maintenance

    Seed collecting for propagation

    Nursery work

    Fencing

    Basic construction

    Hiking

    Fermenting

    Meditation, yoga and spiritual consciousness training

    Orchard maintenance

    Compost tea brewing

    Recycled bottle window panels

    Earthworks skills, survey for water harvesting

    Living swimming pool construction

    Alternative building methods

    Rock wall construction
  • Hours per day 5 Hours, 5 days per week. Initial 1 week Minimum stay. Longer periods possible and to be discussed together.
  • Work requirements: Interests in environmental issues, sustainability, farming , gardening and Permaculture in general. Fit, high energy, can do attitude.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: all year round
  • Duration of stay: minimum 1 week initial stay. Internships possible after initial trial period
  • Maximum number of helpers: 12
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:english
  • Has pets? Geese, cows and abundant native wildlife within the property
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Accommodation Tiger Hill can provide various types of accommodation:
    • B.Y.O camping is available to anyone who wishes. There are several locations on site for
    camping. All personal equipment is required to be brought with you.
    • Bunkhouse (12 bed dorm), Cabin 1 x queen bed reserved for couples) and Chalet (4 x beds) – (un powered/ generator) Mattress, pillows and mattress protector are
    provided.
    • BYO bedding materials -you will be required to bring a bedsheet, pillowcase and sleeping
    bag or blankets as required.
    • Temperatures at night during summer can get cool and very cold in winter, so appropriate
    warm bedding is to be provided by individuals.
  • Additional info
  • To prepare for your stay, listed are some items to to provide for your own comfort.

    Sturdy footwear
    Headlamp/torch
    Rain coat,
    warm coat in winter
    Sleeping bag,
    bed sheet,
    warm bedding
    Hat with brim
    Personal medication (Pedi pen etc.)
    Towel and personal cleaning products
    Note pad/Journal
    Internet/data device
    Positive attitude
    Personal dietary supplements (ie special coffee, gluten free etc.)