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

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️Seeking a Fall garden intern(s) for mid-Aug to late Nov*️️️️

    East Brook 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!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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 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.

  • Help

    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, sustainable living and homesteading, etc.

    *️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️We are especially looking for a Fall garden intern for 8/15/19-12/1/19.*️️️️️️️

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, conversational Spanish (some of us)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tent site of your choosing, or shared bunk room in the farmhouse, or 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.

    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!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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



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