Help us grow flowers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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United States

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    20/08/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    This place is a 1/4-acre all-volunteer non-profit flower farm in a historic district blocks from Ann Arbor's walkable downtown and an hour from Detroit. We offer neighbors a place to be, relax, socialize and smell (and pick!) the flowers. The farm allows visitors to pick bouquets, encourages a vast diversity of pollinators and offers a small CSA program. We run the farm as three part-time volunteers who also work with other farms and the University. I live at the farm and the two farm-mates live across the street and two doors down.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    Volunteers have many opportunities to learn about gardening, farm management, local food infrastructure, ecology, community, and historic restoration, as well as explore the cultural offerings of one of the most educated cities in the Midwest including music, film and art. Consider checking out the Argus Farm Stop, the Michigan Theater, the Ark, and the Ann Arbor Art Center as well as University of Michigan's sprawling museums and arboretum.

  • Help

    Help

    We accept a wide range of help including gardening (weeding, watering, dead-heading, landscaping, digging in new beds, etc.), maintenance of our 110-year-old house (painting, plastering, cabinetry, etc.), and community organizing (planning and events).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Two of us speak Spanish and one of us is interested in learning Chinese and practicing French.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a furnished private bedroom and shared bathroom available at the farm for guests and volunteers, as well shared kitchen and living room areas. We supply fresh, organic food from our garden and our network of local farms during the growing season and regularly share informal meals together. Volunteers are welcome to share our food, cook on their own, or enjoy Ann Arbor's many restaurant offerings.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    WiFi, desk space and coffee can be made available.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    2-3 hours/day, flexible schedule.



Host ref number: 513151111653