Get involved with our permaculture farm in Willamette Valley, USA


United States

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  • Description


    We are small, forested, 10 acre permaculture farm nestled in the fertile hills of the Willamette Valley. Nestled between the quaint towns of Newberg and Sherwood, this oasis is in the middle of wine country is just 30 minutes south of Portland, and an easy drive to year-round surfing, skiing, fishing, and the best hiking Oregon has to offer. The farm is a teaching facility, hosting a myriad of community outreach, up-cycling, homesteading, and prepping workshops, so be prepared for early mornings, large crowds, and long hours. We are almost completely self-sufficient, producing large varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables, breeding, butchering, and selling heritage chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, quail, chukar, rabbits, pigs, goats, sheep, cattle, yak, and alpaca. We tan hides, carve bone, dig root cellars, save seed, and have a small studio to blow glass, throw pottery, create alternative/green energy, and build creatively and constantly.

    We LOVE expanding our community, and always need help out at the farm, but want to make sure we get some basic housekeeping out of the way first. We ask that EVERYONE coming to the farm watch the FULL farm tour so you realize what kind of folks you’re working with before you make the trek here! Do drop us a message and we will send you the video link.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In our cultural exchange setting, our work away guests are most fulfilled when they have 1-2 years experience with sustainable agriculture, permaculture, or any of the above areas of expertise. We learn and grow as a community, and augment each others' strengths. While you'll have the opportunity to gain exposure to, and hopefully develop expertise through mentorship and self guidance in any of the following areas: gardening, soil amendment, landscaping, natural building, aquaponics, permaculture design, grant writing, community development, fundraising, videography.

  • Help


    We are looking for help with and to host folks with some experience in gardening, soil amendment, landscaping, natural building, aquaponics, permaculture design, grant writing, community development, fundraising, videography, pottery and much more!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We have a large hostel-type arrangement that sleeps 6, a loft, 4 tent sites, and one private room, two community bathrooms, two kitchenettes, and both indoors and outdoor showers. We love both children and pets, but sadly don’t have extra room to host them currently. Weekly community meals aren’t customary (we’ve found most people like to fend of themselves), but regular meals can be arranged for committed/interested

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    • 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

    4+ hours a day, 5 days a week

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