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International Host Farm
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International Host Farm

International Host Farm
and Training Venue

Our farm has been a host farm to many wonderful young people over the past years and we welcome applications from willing workers who are looking for an opportunity to stay and learn.

We enjoy offering this experience because it gives our family the chance to meet with keen travellers and learn about other cultures. The conditions of the scheme include no drugs and no alcohol. We facilitate seeing the sights of the Canberra region.

The host family provides food and lodgings. In return, the worker provides a half day’s labour and share their experiences.

Ongoing tasks include pruning, planting, mulching, digging, around the fruit trees, weeding, thinning, netting and fruit picking.

Our overseas helpers have come from Denmark, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, United States, Japan and Korea.
Several Aussies have also stayed a while. Most stay for one – two weeks and also enjoy seeing the attractions of Canberra.

Other International links

Loriendale Orchard has hosted, in recent years, a number of students from Agricultural Institutes in France. Most students are required to undertake one overseas training placement along with several shorter farm placements around France. We have linked with the Institute in Beauvais, which trains young people from the rich agriculture regions of Picarde and Normandie. We also are to host one student mid year to visit from Angers, in the Loire Region.