Our Educational Center is located on 81 acres in Calhoun County, near Blountstown, Florida. We are in the process of moving from timberlands to a small certified organic farm for fruits and vegetables. We have a 1/2 acre of orchard in place and are currently expanding to one acre. We have removed the timber from 2 acres of land and are preparing the soil for planting clover and various green manures. We are located between two beautiful rivers, the Chipola river is 1.5 miles away and the Appalachicola river is 7 miles away. Several state parks are nearby, the beach is one hour travel time, bike trails are also nearby.
Help with Eco project
We would like our guests to help with planting, weeding, watering, and gathering the produce. The farming and gardening are under the supervision of a master gardener, who has 35 years of experience organic gardening in the area. Food preparation would be shared with our Master Gardener for meals in a community setting. Additionally we are building a covered stage, library and earthship with local materials and guest are encouraged to volunteer in these endeavors of earth friendly construction. Visitors are welcomed, if you are in the area, please contact us to arrange a visit. We have become a tobacco free campus please no smokers.
The facility has beautiful tent sites near the creek, an outdoor kitchen, gas grill and stove, outdoor dining room, solar well with potable water, solar showers and baths, and composting toilets. A heated shelter (modified school bus) has been arranged as two appartments with private doors for workaway helpers to stay, see attached photos. We are an off the grid community, some solar electricity is available for lights and charging electronic devices. Fresh organic foods are provided.
We plan to become an international hostel and a certified organic farm within the next two years. We have hosted workshops on permaculture, biodiesel, bee keeping, gardening, solar energy, etc. Please note we are an earth friendly community with respect for all plant and animal life inhabiting the community.
More than two
25 hours maximum