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Hello to volunteers planning to come to the Himalayan 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.
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!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
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)
Farm was not active for almost one year.
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.
ONGOING PROJECT : Preparing a wooden fence for deer to save our veggies and plants. As we are in middle of forest, it is hard to get away from deer and other animals. Actually they all are family members and neighbors. But we have to become sustainable and at the same time we do not want to hurt our neighbors also.
UPCOMING PROJECT : Come and contribute to make a cottage out of stone, wood and mud.
Happy to announce we finished our 2nd Permaculture Design Course. And now we are ready implement Permaculture principles on our land. Help from volunteer is much needed as it will be lot of physical work like doing Earth works in farm which includes making trenches, water harvesting by making ponds and channels at correct place. Volunteers who have done PDC are most welcome to do some practical work on our farm. It will benefit both farm and you.
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.
English, Hindi, Kumaoni,Croatian
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Depending on ongoing projects and seasonal farm work, and your enthusiasm max25 hours a week
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