**If you are interested in staying with us for ~2 months or longer beginning in June or later, please feel free to reach out to us. We may request that you quarantine prior to integrating with us. We are not accepting short-term workawayers at this time due to Coronavirus. We are not accepting any workawayers until June at the absolute earliest, and this could be extended beyond June, depending on how the virus develops. **
Our Community Farm is a regenerative farm and intentional community located in the Western Catskills of New York in the town of Walton. We are a growing group of young farmers, homesteaders, and entrepreneurs who live together and work cooperatively on 92 beautiful acres. Our goals as a farm and community include providing food, education, and opportunity for right livelihood and ecological living for our members and the wider community.
We have a huge barn, an 1880s farmhouse, and numerous outbuildings which we are in the process of retrofitting and updating. We operate a 2 acre no-till market garden, and sell our produce through a CSA and local farmers markets. We have many young perennial plantings throughout the property, including fruit and nut trees, berries, medicinal and culinary herbs, and mushrooms. We also manage and a flock of ~40 laying hens and ducks. Our diverse landscape includes forests, open pastures, numerous springs (which provide us with incredible quality water!), and of course the mighty East Brook. Our inspiration and practice comes from Permaculture, Holistic Management, Agroecology, and simple living skills. We look forward to working with you!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
There is so much to learn about during your stay here; we're learning all the time! We encourage you to ask us questions and to be curious so that you get the most out of your experience with us. Of course, you will learn skills and knowledge directly related to the work you do here around homesteading, hand-scale farming/gardening, infrastructure maintenance/repair, etc. You can also learn all sorts of things you might not imagine from the 7 of us who call this farm home. We all come from different places and have lots of stories, experiences, interests, and talents to share - from biology to salmon fishing to nursing to visual arts (drawing/painting/videography) to poetry to dumpster diving, and more.
We are also connected to a network of intentional communities, and many of us have lived in/visited multiple communities throughout the US (co-ops, communes, eco-projects, etc). If you're interested in learning about opportunities to live in community, or to better understand the nuts and bolts of how it can work, this is a unique opportunity.
We are excited to host workawayers in the following work areas: no-till market gardening, building repair and renovation, perennial plant care, bird care, firewood, cooking, wildcrafting, herbalism, food preservation, sustainable living and homesteading, etc.
English, conversational Spanish (some of us)
Tent site of your choosing, or shared bunk room in the farmhouse, or insulated unfinished building.
Our land and the Catskills area are beautiful for hiking, swimming, wildcrafting, biking (we have communal bikes) and other outdoor activities. We're 2.5 miles outside of town, which has lots of amenities including a library, theatre, post office, grocery store, thrift stores, & coffee shop. We are within 3 hours driving from NYC. There is bus a from NYC that stops in a nearby town, Delhi. We can pick you up from the bus stop.
TO APPLY for the internship, please send us:
-Resume (if you have one)
-2 references (can be current / former employers, housemates, colleagues, etc)
-A bit about yourself including: What is your farming experience / physical work experience? Why you are interested in this internship?What is your previous community experience / why are you interested in exploring community living?
We look forward to hearing from you!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week