Regenerative Farm and Intentional Community on 92 beautiful acres in the Western Catskills, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    **Updated 1/15/2021: We are currently only accepting workawayers who bring their own winterized living quarters (trailer, etc). Starting in April or May, we will likely accept folks without their own living quarters who are willing to quarantine for two weeks before fully integrating with the community. For the 2021 growing season (roughly May to November), we are prioritizing folks who can stay with us for 2+ months.**

    Our Farm is a regenerative farm located in the Western Catskills of New York in the town of Walton. We are also home to Glomus Commune, an intentional community of young farmers, homesteaders, entrepreneurs, artists, and educators who live together and work cooperatively on 92 beautiful acres. Our goals as a farm and community include providing quality food, education, and opportunity for right livelihood for our members and the wider community. We are majority queer, and it is important to us that you are queer friendly.

    We have a huge barn, an 1880s farmhouse, and numerous outbuildings which we are in the process of retrofitting and updating. We operate a 1 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 ~50 laying hens and ducks, a small herd of meat goats, and a few hundred meat chickens. Our diverse landscape includes forests, open pastures, numerous springs (which provide all of our water!), and of course the mighty East Brook. We look forward to working with you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    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: homesteading, hand-scale farming/gardening, infrastructure maintenance/repair, etc. You can also learn all sorts of things you might not imagine from the 9+ 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 meat processing 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.

  • Help


    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, system design, sustainable living and homesteading, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Tent site of your choosing, or shared bunk room in the farmhouse, or somewhat insulated unfinished building.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

    we may be able to accept your pet. however, we have two cats and many chickens, so your pet would need to have experience getting along well with these animals.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 924814991112