we have begun a new chapter in our farm's evolution & are unschooling our two boys. over the next couple of years, we're planning several short adventures away beginning this october & are looking for caretakers. we prefer 2 at a time; someone who can use a chainsaw, familiar with farm animals & alternative electricity.
calling in Permaculture Activists, Enthusiasts, Learners & Teachers... we have been hard at work with "thoughtful & protracted observation" & we are ready to implement some amazing changes on the farmstead!! we are hoping to host multiple wwoofers & groups to get some amazing work done this 2013 season!!
woodland harvest is an organic permaculture farm where we attempt to incorporate sustainable living in all our choices, and we continue to develop our permaculture visions. we have human dwellers who range from 8--48 as well as dogs, cats who come & go, a donkey, sometimes goats & pigs, & a variety of hens, roosters ducks and bees. the farm animals are grass fed, free range and never use hormones or antibiotics. the space is rustic; we use composting toilets indoors & outdoors & have a greywater drainage system. the water is gravity fed spring water. in fall & winter, we generally cook and heat our water on the woodstove. 2012 got us completely OFF GRID with our microhydro electric system that we hope to enhance with solar soon.
don't have any fancy dwelling for visitors or interns, but a small 12 x 12 cabin with library that has been used for winter visitors. most often folks camp with excellent camping options, & a treehouse & cabana. There is a lovely pond & two beautiful creeks on the land.
we hold sacred the earth, air, water, and fire. e is both activist and organizer and is involved in social/global justice issues and spends many days each year actively engaged in building community with like-minded folks. the only way to sustain our place on this planet is to build community through sharing visions, caring for this land, loving one another and ourselves... this is a magical space to share with folks --- so grateful for the help & support from volunteers. willing to host folks for lengthy stays, but also enjoy having folks come who can only stay a short time -- prefer a trial period of two weeks for folks considering a longer stay.
folks who have experience with alternative energies, building techniques &/or carpentry are especially handy as worktraders. the farm hosts a variety of small events, trainings & workshops focused around activism. permaculture, & sustainability. sometimes participate in a small county farmer's market with seedlings, herbs, vegetables, & crafty items made on the farm. located near the NC, VA, & TN border about 10 min. from West Jefferson & 25 min. from Boone, NC in Appalachia's Blue Ridge mountains at the end of the end of the road, and the farm borders 2400 acres of protected forest.
If you decide to come to this land, expect to work about 30 hours per week. we share family-style evening meals & provide basic staples for breakfast, lunch & snacks. plan to participate in the household chores that go along with creating our small community while you’re here. be willing to work with others or also work on projects alone love hard working, but we try & make plenty of time for play! can host folks most any month of the year, but especially april -- october; we prefer an email introduction & to receive new folks on Sundays or Mondays when possible.