Help with sustainable farming in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Our next opening starts November 1st. Available housing is in our cute, cozy, vintage travel trailer. The trailer is on our front acre, and has light, heat, and wifi. You'd have 24/7 access to the community house for bath, kitchen, laundry, etc.


    We are a five-person working 4-acre sustainable farm. We are active in our local pagan community, and we welcome open-minded individuals of any faith. We are queer and polyam friendly.

    Previous farm experience, or a strong interest specifically in farming, is required. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email me!


    We can potentially host a person in an RV/Camper/similar as well. Our RV parking spot is shady, and has easy access to water and electric, and can accomodate a vehicle up to 30' long. We can accept volunteers for a minimum of a one-month stay, and a maximum of 6 months. I'm sorry we cannot accomodate shorter stays at this time.

    ***We can only host volunteers who are fully vaccinated against covid19, and who adhere to all public health guidelines when off the farm.***

    Our ideal volunteer is a single person or stable couple interested in gardening, animal care, and general farm maintenance, who works well solo or in groups, and enjoys children. We cannot accept dogs. If you are interested, please email us using the Messaging feature on this site and let us know about your experience and interests.

    We are a small sustainable farm, on 4 acres, 5 miles south of Albuquerque at 4900-feet elevation. We are in our 15th year, and tasks are varied. If you volunteer with us, please come expecting outdoor work! We are a small working farm. We welcome honest, fun-loving and hardworking folks who love to get their hands dirty. We have a quarter acre vegetable garden, and do a lot of food preservation in the summer and fall. We raise chickens, turkeys, goats, and ducks. In addition, five adults, one child, a dog, and four cats currently live on the property. We prefer volunteers who enjoy and get along with children.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    We teach anything we're working on that is not already familiar. This includes high-desert gardening, water-conscious gardening, greywater use, composting, soil improvement, food harvesting (animal & vegetable), food preservation (canning and drying in particular, but sometimes freezing or fermentation as well), raising and caring for poultry and goats, goat milking, processing poultry, light construction (particularly animal housing and fencing). We are a pagan community, and people who are interested in that are welcome to learn about paganism with us; we are willing to answer questions. Likewise, we are a polyamorous community with several queer members, and people are welcome to learn about that from us, though you'd need to ask.

  • Help

    Help

    This year's major projects include: raising chickens, turkeys, ducks, and goats; building new brooders for baby birds; garden tasks such as adding compost, tilling, planting, harvesting, food preservation, and weeding. We will teach any task that is unfamiliar, and provide tools and information for every new thing.

    You need to be interested in outdoor hands-on learning, and a motivated self-starter. You will work with other volunteers, farm residents (when available), or solo, depending on the task, the schedule, and your own preference. We host twice-a-month work parties that volunteers are expected to attend, and at which most of the educational opportunities present themselves. If you cannot commit to being available on the weekends, you will not be a good fit for our farm.

    We all work part or full-time off the farm, so we appreciate highly motivated individuals, and can accommodate a range of schedules and length of stay--anything from 1- 6 months. We are connected by city bus and bicycle routes to Albuquerque. Our land extends back from a busy semi-rural highway to a tree-lined field with open views of wide green alfalfa fields and the mountains. We have lots of pretty, tree-shaded camping space available in the summer. We are omnivores, but we are good at working around food sensitivities. We are a half-mile from the Rio Grande. Central New Mexico has fabulous hiking opportunities, and the warm weather lasts April through October. (Note: Winters are usually *cold* here, sometimes with snow! We are at almost 5000 ft elevation.) We are not off-grid or "unplugged." We are dynamic and connected to our local city and community.

    We are a pagan community, and welcome open-minded individuals of any faith. English is the only language spoken. We are queer and poly friendly.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Housing consists of a cute, cozy, clean vintage travel trailer, which can accommodate 1-2 people comfortably. The trailer has electric, heat, and wifi, and a composter.

    Or, we have two camping domes, one 16' and one 12', each equipped with a mat floor, a camp cot with mattress, lamp, table and chairs.

    Volunteers have full access to the community house for kitchen, bathroom, laundry, etc. We provide a fully-stocked pantry and food for all your meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are close to a lot of great hiking & cultural opportunities, in the Sandia Mountains, the Jemez Mountains, the Pecos mountains, the surrounding Pueblos, etc. We're on a bus route into Albuquerque, but if you want to get up into the mountains, it's best to have a car. Albuquerque is also home to the International Balloon Fiesta in October, and is a great place for watching migratory birds in the winter. We have been hosting volunteers through WWOOF since 2008, and branched out into other sites a few years ago. We love meeting people from everywhere and getting to hear about all of your experiences volunteering other places!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    If you can commit to the farm hours around your remote work situation, we're happy to accomodate that. We have good wifi throughout the front acre, including the trailer where volunteers stay (if available), and you'd have a private living quarter (cute vintage camper trailer or camping dome) for quiet work/sleep space.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Our RV/van/trailer spot is about 35' long, and shaded by cottonwood trees, with easy access to water and electric hookups, and great wifi. You'd have the use of the community house for kitchen/bath/laundry, etc as well.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    25 hours/week

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