Gardening and grapes in Lonsdale, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    I live on a 15 acre hobby farm where I garden and keep a handful of sheep and chickens and my German Shepard Vazi. It is not my business or anything, I am an ASL interpreter by trade and would love to host anyone who loves to have fun and work. I am looking for help around my homestead with a variety of projects including but not limited to, help gardening, help in restoring our beautiful 80 year old barn as well as painting and other household projects. In my free time, I am very involved in the Northfield Community volunteering in a variety of ways to help fight climate change. I am the chair of the Earth Day Celebration where we strive to raise public awareness about climate change and to plug people into actions that make a difference. I was on the advisory board for the city of Northfield to create our climate action plan and I am the chair of Northfield Area Community Solar helping people subscribe to community solar gardens. I am also involved in MN 350 that strives to be allies to our Native American tribes that are fighting a tar sands pipeline line 3. Northfield Mn is a beautiful small midwestern town with several organic CSA farms, 2 beautiful colleges and the sweet Cannon River that flows through town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    There's nothing like the small midwestern town to get a sense of how beautiful and community oriented Minnesotans are. Because I am connected to the community, you would meet a variety of people who care about climate change and are working to make a difference. You would learn what it looks like to have a community response to climate change and what you could bring back home to fight the fight. I am a sign language Interpreter and could share some language and you would meet some Deaf individuals and be exposed to ASL. Also if you are looking at practicing the english language I would be more than willing to help. I could teach you how to process and preserve food through canning and freezing and take advantage of the many lakes that Minnesota has to offer. I am 40 minutes drive from the Twin Cities and there are many opportunities to learn more about our state and the people who live here. I also have a big Barn Dance every October so if you came at that time you would get a chance to engage in the prepping and enjoy the event.

  • Help

    Help

    I am looking for help around my homestead/ farm with a variety of projects including but not limited to, help with gardening, help in restoring our beautiful 80 year old barn, processing grapes and canning grape jelly, as well as painting and other household projects.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I also am fluent in American Sign Language.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have an older farm house where you would have your own room with a bed, bedding, a closet and drawer space. My children are grown so mostly they are not around. I am open to my workaway's food needs and we could make agreements about when and what our meals would look like. I have 2 bathrooms-one with a shower and one with a bath. I also have a tree house that is sleepable as well as a wood fired sauna.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are several lakes around. I have a small fishing boat with a small electric motor, that is on a lake a 1/2 mile away and you could learn to fish and drive the boat. There are bike trails in the city of Northfield that is 10 miles away as well as the Carleton Arboretum where there are 800 acres of hiking, running and cross country ski trails. There is a bus that goes from Northfield to the Twin Cities everyday so you could take advantage of what the cities has to offer for an adventure, just 40 minutes away.

  • 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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