HI travelers, a bit about us, our names are Brock and Ellie and are both passionate homesteaders. We've dedicated the past 12 years or so of our lives to the study of plants. Their propagation, cultivation, ecological functions, and preparation in the kitchen. The homestead is 12 years old with many hundreds of trees planted, a particular diversity of fruit trees, lots of edible perennials, fruiting vines, wild flowers, herbs, and much more. Basically my best attempt at the recreation of the garden of eden. Loving plants and taking care of them is a must here, of, about, for, cultivation of, study of, plants, plants, plants.
I have hosted volunteers for many years and work traded on many sites around the world. We thoroughly enjoy the comings and goings of jolly travelers which enrich our lives with new ideas, artistic expressions, and shared meals full of vibrant conversation. We look forward to hosting you as a volunteer!
Ellie and I are getting married on the farm in October of 2021 and we're looking to assemble a team of visitors to help us to prepare for the wedding. We especially want to polish the gardens and grow crazy amounts of flowers for all of our friends and family to enjoy! We're looking for a crew of about 4-6 jolly travelers. It's also worth noting that we've got probably just shy of 100 mulberry trees and we're looking to harvest a small mountain of berries in preparation for the wedding as well. This would of course also mean that it'll be all you can eat mulberries starting in mid-late April.
We're not necessarily looking for a 3 month commitment, 2 weeks-3 months are possible. If this sounds like fun to you please send us a message.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Travelers can learn about plants. I have many years experience working with plants, particularly in the style of permaculture. I have extensive knowledge of local plants, their cultivation and preparation in the kitchen. We also cultivate lots of mushrooms on logs, have many fruit trees, ponds, bees, and enjoy very much many ways of making food come from the earth.
A curiosity for plants is a must. General gardening includes: weeding, watering, harvesting, processing, pruning, etc. Also general community maintenance activities such as cooking, cleaning, organizing, etc.
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a cozy school bus converted into living quarters
We welcome travelers interested in the surrounding culture and climate. The site is located in the "Heart of Acadiana" rich with cajun food, music, dancing, festivals, and the fun loving cajun culture. There are also many majestic swamps to kayak and hike through.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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