We are a small, multi-faith community. We've lived on our farm for 40 years. We raise a large sustainable garden and orchard. We press Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from our 1800 olive trees. Half of our land is forested. We've been actively involved with children, both in the US and internationally. (Now the only child here is our adopted daughter's 4 year old son. Her husband is our farm manager.) This is a quiet, beautiful spot. It's rather remote. No town or store nearby but we often have a lively group of volunteers here. The volunteers and guests live in a separate farmhouse. We enjoy hosting people and have had wonderful experiences.
Help with Computers / internet
In your message please tell us if you have any of these skills:
- Social media
- Create digital content
- Video and pictures
- Mechanical and electrical repairs
- Website designer or developer
- Industrial design, carpenter, painter...
- Business strategies
Here we make award winning Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the fruit of our CCOF certified olive groves. We also raise fruits and vegetables and provide fresh produce for our Food Pantry, helping neighbors in need. Our back 50 acres are designated “Forever Wild.”
At our nonprofit community, we garden sustainably, grow and press organic olive oil, run a food pantry for the needy in beautiful Sonoma County, California and do AIDS work in Uganda. Come help on the farm! No experience needed, just willingness to learn and some stamina. Also can use help with our social media outreach and general maintenance.
There is plenty to do on our 109 acres. Activities vary with the time of year. Spring means preparing gardens, starting greenhouse seeds, mowing olive fields. We do extensive gardening, as well as harvesting, canning and preserving throughout the summer. In autumn there is firewood cutting, olive harvest and pressing oil. Of course there is always indoor work with maintenance or the office. Winter begins with our Christmas Faire and packaging wreaths for sale. Then it is time to prune the trees and the cycle starts again.
English and Italian (limited)
We will host you in a beautifully remodeled old farmhouse with 8 bedrooms. We prefer couples or friends who can share a room but single rooms also available. Shared kitchen and bathrooms. We provide a weekly stipend for groceries. Because there are so many unique diets, you will cook for yourself or with other guests in the farmhouse. You may also have food from our garden and food pantry.
We ask for about 4 hours a day, Mon. - Fri. If we are especially busy and you would like to help extra hours, we will pay you. On your time off you may hike in the redwoods, go to the Pacific ocean beaches just 7 miles away or enjoy our pool. You may want to go to San Francisco for the weekend. Our guests are quiet and respectful. There is no nightlife or exciting social scene here. It is a remote area, ideal for nature lovers. You can ride around the area on our bicycles. We can offer limited help with transportation - weekly rides to the nearest town for groceries or fun, rides to the bus stop. This is not a good place, however, if you are looking for sight-seeing, cultural events, concerts, etc. There is no town here, not even a store. It works well to have couples or friends come together so you will not be bored.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
You will experience peace and beauty in this quiet, contemplative setting. We are a multi-faith spiritual community where you can participate if you choose, and work on the land with time for reflection.
We are is a small, multi-faith monastic community, located in beautiful northwestern Sonoma County. We are progressive and liberal, not affiliated with any denomination. We have friends on all spiritual paths and none. We are in Annapolis, CA just 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. We are a non-profit corporation.
20 hrs a week
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