A Farm Boys Quadruple Up! - Stab Mag

A Farm Boys Quadruple Up!

Dave Rasta and Heath Joske share four life lessons that will make you 100% sexier.

elsewhere // Sep 17, 2023
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Unless you’ve been digging holes, you’re living another day above dirt. Before you’re six feet deep and horizontal, here’s a few things you can do to make your time while you’re upright more outstanding. 

Let’s jump right into it with four episodes of Patagonia’s hardcore surf and gardening show ‘Farm Boys’ featuring Dave Rastovich, Heath Joske, Addy Jones and friends.

Just up the road from Heath lives Tim, Anna and their kids. Over two decades, the family has turned an abandoned farmhouse into a rich, garden oasis. Between the family car fuelled on cooking oil, and their bountiful fruit trees, their resourcefulness and commitment to a sustainable lifestyle has been a huge inspiration to Heath.

Farm Boys heads east to Bass Strait and drops in at Addy’s place on the remote Furneaux Islands, where he’s managed to grow tropical fruit a few degrees north of the cold Roaring Forties. He shows us around his off-grid house, including his saltbush patch, his wombats, and his surfboard collection, featuring boards he’s made himself entirely from discarded island junk.

On the NSW North Coast, you only need to drop a few watermelon seeds on the ground to become a gardener. Dave Rastovich and Lauren Hill have turned their good fortune into a STUN-ning community garden that feeds them and their neighbours, while allowing them plenty of free time to go surfing.

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and Heath Joske definitely reflects the hard-working, down-to-earth values of his parents. From Jenny Joske’s ‘punk rock garden’, to Paul Joske’s open-minded surf quiver, Heath’s folks have had a huge influence on his life today, which is split evenly between garden and waves. This Farm Boys origin story travels back to Heath’s hometown of Valla, to see where it all began.


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