Help us create an eco-organic centre in Kells, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    Organic family farm in rural Co. Meath, we are located 10km to town of Kells, Co. Meath.

    Bridget is a medical herbalist, mom of 5 and granny to 2 :)

    Looking for help with organic horticulture and production of medicinal plants.
    We incorporate permaculture principles on our farm.

    We have dogs, ducks, chickens, Simpson the horse and cattle on site roaming around.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    You are welcome to
    - cycle to the boglands or take a ride on Simpson
    -contribute ideas
    -help your english
    -meet new people
    -escape the busy life and bring your body into better balance
    -soak up the peaceful, calm and relaxed atmosphere
    -learn about herbs and their medicinal uses
    -attend any seasonal workshops we run (e.g. meditation, foraging, herbal medicine, health and wellness)
    -occasional fire ceremonies and get togethers!
    -enjoy Irish cuisine and locally produced foods
    -connect with the land
    -we have tonnes of books, many on nature, healing, natural health and spirituality
    -we also have tonnes of dvd's if you fancy a movie night
    -be part of our organic community
    -learn about Irelands ancient East
    we are located a 30min drive from the wonderful Hill of Tara, Bective Abbey, Newgrange, Dowth, Knowth and Loughcrew. 10mins from Kells heritage town. 40 mins from Trim.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help for the permaculture fields, if you have an interest and willingness to learn this is always suffice :). Bridget is an organic grower. We welcome help and regeneration in the the maintenance of our lands.

    Gardening help: help with the organic produce and herbs, mowing lawns, helping set up for workshops, indoor clean up, as well as help renovating and re-decorating the buildings.

    We have a small guesthouse, next to our home house too - which is a cosy retreat space, and great place to meet other travellers.

    Preparing herb products, developing recipes etc.

    General help in our home.

    It would be great to have someone experienced with horses to give Simpson his regular care and take him out for a ride if you like. He is a darling.

    Please feel free to communicate your abilities as we want you to be comfortable and happy in your activities.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Helpers will have comfortable accomodation in the guesthouse next to our home family house.

    There is always a wholesome and plentiful supply food available.

    We offer meals/ food to prepare own. And you are most welcome to get busy in the guesthouse kitchen.

    You will have a comfortable bed, and use of shared bathroom, communal areas etc. We ask that quiet hours at night are respected, as this is our home and we need our sleep :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If your taking trips we are happy to drop you to local bus stop or you can use a bicycle.

    We live 1 mile from forestry and a bogland in Rural County Meath.

    Local activities include horse riding, cycling, hiking, and there is a local gym in Carlanstown.

    We are easy going people and enjoy life's simplicity, no drama :)
    There is a shop/cafe/deli 1 mile away and closest village, Carlanstown (3.5miles), and town Kells (7 miles away), we sometimes go to Drogheda or Navan too as these are bigger towns - a family member will offer you lifts if you want to tag along on trips to town.

    We do have a 7 day probation policy - to ensure both guests and hosts are comfortable and working well together.

    The happier you are, the better it is for everyone, so we encourage open communication always.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

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