Come help on our non-profit centennial farm and stay in historic building in North Little Rock, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Come feel the palpable spirit that permeates this special place, and join us in keeping it alive for another century! The 56,000 SF historic building and 63 acre property offer the perfect blend of creativity for art, agriculture, and more.

    Today, through the efforts of devoted volunteers, we are a thriving, active place to learn, play, and grow!

    Our organization is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in the USA. Our mission is to preserve and restore this historic property though sustainable farming and food production, programs that educate, promote agritourism, and support community outreach.

    We are located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, just minutes away from biking and hiking trails at Camp Robinson and Burns Park. That includes the River Trail - a 20+ mile loop over the Big Dam Bridge and the Clinton Presidential Library Bridge. Visit the Clinton Library, the Arkansas Old State House, the State Capital, and the Argenta Historic District with trolley cars and vibrant downtown.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm. While here, Workawayers will learn about this farming technique.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people who want to learn about sustainable farming practices and healthy living. You will be working on our Certified Naturally Grown farm where we produce various fruits, vegetables, and flowers for our Farm Stand. We farm about 3 acres of land here that includes 3 high tunnels, various fields, and a small area of raised beds.

    Daily/Weekly tasks would include harvesting, weeding, pruning, trellising, mulching, planting and other farm/garden related tasks depending on the season.

    Current projects (Updated 9/7/22): We are beginning to start our fall season. This includes field preparation, planting cool weather crops (radishes, spinach, lettuce, etc.), harvesting, weeding, and clearing out summer crops.

    Potential guests must have their own car, unless they are already in the central Arkansas area. There are at least 2 other nearby Workaway sites, so if you are traveling to central Arkansas by catching a ride with someone else, consider reaching out and staying at one of those sites first.

    Guests from outside the United States must already be in the United States before we can approve their requests. This is due to transportation and visa complications.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Workaway accommodations are "dormitory style." You will have a private room with shared bathroom and kitchen on the 3rd floor of the historic orphanage. The bathroom has multiple toilets and a shower. The kitchen has a sink, microwave, coffee pot, toaster and instant pot available for use. You will have access to a full fridge right across the hall in the recreation room. There are shared laundry facilities on the first floor. We do not provide personal hygiene products or laundry detergent.

    In order to keep everyone safe that has access to the building, we require a criminal background check before staying onsite. We cannot accommodate any pets.

    Part of the experience of staying here will be to get a better connection and understanding of where your food comes from and how it is made. We prefer to provide the staple ingredients (sugar, flour, beans, cereal, rice, etc.), as well as produce grown on the farm, rather than highly processed packaged meals. Part of the educational experience will be learning how to eat with the seasons and from the raw ingredients that you helped to grow. Foods provided will primarily be vegetarian. Accommodation can be made for special dietary restrictions.

    Due to the historic nature of the building it is not ADA compliant. Access to different floors require use of stairs.

    Bicycles are available onsite for Workawayers. There are bicycle paths around North Little Rock and Little Rock area, however some shared public roads must be navigated to get to those paths from the property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    While the property has the "feel" of being in a more rural area, the property is within the North Little Rock city limits and merely minutes away from Little Rock. Transportation nearby includes a Rock Region Metro bus stop adjacent to the property as well as taxi and Uber service. The Little Rock airport has connections to several major hubs, including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and St. Louis.

    Points of interest in the Central Arkansas area include the Bill Clinton Presidential Library, Historic Arkansas Museum, Arkansas Old Statehouse, Little Rock Zoo, Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Pinnacle Mountain, and others.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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