Help in a farm project in India

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello to volunteers planning to come to the Farm Project!

    The project is an upcoming organic farm, a creative platform for learning by experience, a center for ecological awareness, and a space for cherishing Mother Earth. It is an attempt to demonstrate sustainable living in practice, to develop a way of growing food with a combination of ecological understanding and indigenous knowledge, and to bring people together for an exchange of ideas and practices that ensure sustainability and well-being.
    We believe in a holistic mode of learning that promotes understanding and cherishing our place as a part of the greater Earth Community of soil, water, air, plants, animals, forests, and all life forms and peoples.

    We love to see new smiling faces at the farm and everyone interested in farming, living off-grid and community based is more than welcome here. We thank you for your cooperation in helping us make the farm the lovely place that it is.

    Volunteers Contribution.

    The contribution given by volunteer is 5$ per night. Minimum Stay 14 nights.


    Daily visitors or group tour will be charged per decision of Farm Steward by day of interesting, contribution depends about reason of coming.

    LOCATION: The farm is about four kilometers away from the nearest road head in Dogaon, a small settlement with a few roadside shops and tea-stalls, located on the Haldwani-Nainital road. Our nearest rail head is Kathgodam and Haldwani is our nearest city, 15 km away.


    With love & hugs from all of us, hope to see you here soon!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    To gain and experience different type of religion in one country.
    Life of people who lives in village by using natural resources. ( Specially in Uttarakhand)
    Cooking

  • Help

    Help

    Dear volunteers,
    Farm was not active for couple of years from 2015-2017 (November)
    Me (Pankaj) and Vlatka joined the farm at November 2017 till now as Long Time Volunteer.
    And we are giving our best to this place to create a small heaven here. And to make it happen we need volunteers. Looking forward to meet you wonderful souls soon.

    Urgently we need people with good will and hard work to make wooden fencing for our vegetable garden. Our farm is in between jungle and surrounded by deer. Every night they have party in our gardens. We do not want to hurt them but on the other hand we have to be sustainable also.

    Announcement: Farm needs a Carpenter to fix our kitchen and we want to learn muddying. Volunteers with this skills are required ASAP.
    Volunteer having knowledge and experience of Crowd Funding will be a great support as recently we had started a campaign to raise funds for farm, so that we can be self sustainable.

    Each volunteer is welcome to choose work that suits their skills and interests as long as the work is of benefit to the farm.Farm steward will decide which work is priority on farm that moment.

    Farm related chores include weeding, planting, taking care of plants, preparing compost, watering, spreading compost, mulching, trench digging for water management,digging, making small gardens with healing herbs,collecting wood and pine cone and much more! We also have a lot of tasks around the living area that can be done. We are taking care of fire protection around farm like making fire lines and collecting pine cones.

    We work hard but the work comes from our hearts and enjoy the effort.

    We would like every volunteer bring a plant or seeds as their blueprint on farm for long time.
    ( volunteer choice )

    Every volunteer should cook on farm, we are cooking on open fire with wood, also simple food,
    so volunteers can experience that type of cooking, especially Indian food and at the same time to be creative.

    We would like volunteers have practice speak with tress and plants, or they can learn this here on farm.

    Volunteers should follow daily tasks as cooking, cleaning, taking care of there room, kitchen, hall and most importantly toilet after them.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hindi, Kumaoni,Croatian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation consists of a 100 year old traditional farm house which now has new floors and roofing - it is fairly basic, consisting of two dorms where we sleep on mattresses on the floor. Additionally we have one common room and a kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are particularly keen on long term volunteers who have experience of working on a farm/ permaculture or low impact building or have carpentry experience and alternative sustainable technology knowledge.

    In free time volunteers read books in our library, do spiritual own or group practice,meditation, yoga, massage, energy healing and just be in nature to use forest healing and enjoining.
    Playing music and instruments most welcome.
    Also we do trekking around farm, to small and big waterfall and water pool.
    We prefer volunteer use their free time on farm or around farm.

    Also in free time, we are offering small workshops of energy awareness, healing, information's and practical knowledge from school of transnational psychology by Joshua Stone" I Am University" and early morning yoga practice. Contribution for this type of workshop will based on free will donation.

    An interest in farming and willingness to work in a community with cheer is more than enough for us to welcome you with open arms.

    Our philosophy is to spread love, love and love and share the bounties from the garden / farm with one and all. Happy plants, healthy food, healthy and fun filled volunteers.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Depending on ongoing projects and seasonal farm work, and your enthusiasm max25 hours a week

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    US$5 per day
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