Beginning stages of planting an arboretum of mostly native plants, living and helping in a rural area near NY city. USA

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  • Description

    Description

    I am an artist (sculpture, textile, video, installation, and eco-feminist collaborative practices) living and working in a rural area not far from New York City. At my home and studio, I have a residency for queer poets, and on my property I am beginning to plant an arboretum of mostly native plants with the intention of growing materials for use in sculptures.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will live in a safe, queer-friendly rural small town environment where they will meet many artists and poets. They will learn about art and botany.

  • Help

    Help

    The help will consist of planting seedlings, sheet mulching, clearing weeds, installing rain collection barrels, and preparing a building on the property that will be rebuilt as a studio and greenhouse.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Deutsch, Español

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation will be in the house, in a small bedroom. The room can accommodate two individuals or a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Harlem Valley Rail Trail passes through the town (30 miles of paved biking trails). The train to New York City is 3 miles away and costs $19.50 or $26 depending on the time of day (2.5 hours each way). There are lots of art activities at Wassaic Project, which is 3 miles away and accessible by bike. The Appalachian Trail is a short drive away and I would be happy to pick up/drop off Workawayers who would like to hike before or after their stay. There are lots of excellent produce and dairy farms in the area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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