From Lismore in New South Wales, Des started working at Zaytuna farm in 2010.
As the Farm Manager, Des’ days are generally occupied with problem solving and managing the people systems. It’s a somewhat varied schedule which can range from repairing machinery and handing out technical advice right through to keeping the employee’s and apprentices as happy as possible.
Prior to joining Zaytuna Farm, Des was a stay at home dad with lots of farming experience. Des really enjoys the social life on the farm, meeting like minded people with common goals and wonderful ethics is one of the highlights. Des finds it very rewarding to part of such an efficient farming system and he now regards himself as part of the farms infrastructure, he’s here for the long term. When he retires he hopes to travel the world, sharing further his Permaculture knowledge whilst staying at other peoples farms.