Connect with the land and community on our regenerative education farm in Maui, Hawaii, USA

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United States

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    26/10/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Aloha! We are 3 passionate humans (Whit, Winnie & Jakke) looking to contribute to monumental shifts in the way we do the human experience. Top of our list is agriculture, education, movement (yoga), entrepreneurship, community building and showing up as our best selves.

    We are located on a 300 acre conservation easement in the Central Valley of Maui, Hawaii. Our 10 acre project serves as a community education farm. The easement is positioned on former conventionally farmed sugar cane and pineapple lands. Our primary focus is to restore the microbiome of the land, returning critical microbial life back into the soil. This ensures our crops are not only nutritionally dense but are grown while regenerating a depleted ecosystem. Healthy soil = healthy humans!

    We grow a variety of crops including taro, turmeric, sugarcane, banana, mango, papaya, coconuts, and breadfruit as well as several native teas and herbs. Other areas of focus include composting, compost tea, vermicomposting, The Soil Food Web and Permaculture. We are also passionate about natural / up-cycled construction including adobe, bottle brick and rammed earth tire architecture.

    Workawayers will gain a unique perspective on regenerative farming practices, soil health and hopefully leave feeling inspired to continue contributing to a positive planetary future.

    We have a "tiny" room (10x10) with 1 queen bed, a super hot outdoor shower, a porta potty and a full kitchen. We all have hospitality backgrounds and strive to make our accommodations comfortable.

    We are looking for 6 hours / day on working days and typically work 4 days per week. We mainly need help with weeding & mulching! Other areas we occasionally need assistance in are planting, harvesting and special projects. This will be the majority of what we are looking for help in so please be super inspired to help with these more physically/mentally demanding tasks. Although not glamorous, I crucial part of regen ag.

    We also have several other projects that we will be focusing on this year including launching our education and food tour, building our online presence, further developing community engagement, a soil advocacy program, hosting indigenous Hawaiian cultural events and developing regenerative curriculums.

    If you are interested in participating in the organic farming and the regenerative movement, this is an excellent opportunity.

    We do want to stress, that we are in the infancy of our project and need folks that thrive in the start-up type environment. Lastly, the farm is beautiful and magical but also very WINDY & HOT. If you are still super jazzed please send us a detailed message of your intentions and include any relevant experience to our community education farming project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Our farm is positioned on a 300 acre conservation easement, managed by local Hawaiians. Our community views agriculture through a rich and unique lens; we are dedicated to helping perpetuate, preserve and protect the cultural heritage in a heart centered, meaningful way.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Help would include watering, weeding, mulching, planting, harvesting, cooking and general farm maintenance.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tiny house with queen size bed, porta potty, outdoor shower and outdoor kitchen. Certain food staples will be provided by the farm and community lunch will be provided on work days. Otherwise folks are responsible for their own meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located about 10 minutes away from the towns of Wailuku, Kahului and Kihei where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and a variety of beautiful beaches and hikes to explore. The nearest laundromat is 10 minutes away and the bus stop is a 15 minute walk.

  • 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

    6 hours / day; 4 days / week

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