Help on a small-scale, sustainable flower farm near Peoria, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Located in central Illinois (2.5 hours from Chicago by car) We a small-scale, sustainable flower farm that uses only organic practices. We grow over 60 varieties of flowers on about one acre of land on an over 100 acre Civil War Era farmstead. We sell at the local farmers market in Peoria, IL and through a 50 member CSA weekl6 subscription program. Sustainable flower design is our specialty providing flowers for many local weddings, dinners, and other special events.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help

  • 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

    Farming with others is an easy way to feel a bond with others and the world around you. Spending hours under the hot sun or getting soaked by torrential rain are moments that alone wouldn't be so great but with others is a thrill. The conversations that come out of weeding a row of flowers is a step towards world peace.

  • Help


    Field help: weeding, planting, harvesting of flowers, tilling, mowing

    Studio help: flower prep and design, help with construction projects, general upkeep, display design

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bedrooms in house, outdoor space for camping. Shower and bathroom provided in house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Other organic farms (fruit & veggie) within 20 miles to volunteer on.

    We are close to Peoria, IL which is a large city with plenty to do. I recommend having your own vehicle if you want to sight-see on your own. We are not within walking distance of any public transport. I can give rides into the city and go often for various flower deliveries.

  • 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

  • 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

Host ref number: 778931133813