Help on family farm in the Sonoran Desert, USA growing fruit, veggies, herbs, and specializing in Moringa Oleifera.

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  • Description

    Description

    My husband Tim and I moved out to our place in the desert in January 2008 along with our many plants. It was soon after we arrived that I got re-introduced to the miracle Moringa tree and began growing them. One thing led to another and our company was born. We have continued to grow our little farm to what it is today. We have an orchard with about 50 fruit and nut trees, an enclosed veggie garden area that is protected from wildlife, several growing structures (greenhouses in winter and shade structures in summer), and lots of projects to become more self sustainable, including solar energy production, etc.

    We endeavor to provide a vast range of experiences for someone, and to offer a well balanced variety of activities that allows someone to learn as well as to contribute. As our business continues to grow, as well as the natural shift in focus / priorities that happens from season to season, our needs at various times also shift.

    And as time allows, if interested we welcome help with growing moringa trees and other organic produce in the desert, as well as various projects we have around the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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 are always so many things to do on our farm. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about cutting edge technologies, growing one's own food, and learning new things.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Besides assisting with our outdoor projects (maintenance of our gardens, this includes, planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, and of course helping to eat the fruits (literally) of our labor!); we can sometimes use help with light office work, such as making copies, helping to package products, data entry, and even website work if someone has the interest and inclination. This will help to free us up to spend more time on the phone with our customers.

    If you are passionate about healthy living, growing your own food, and being part of a project that is inspiring others to do the same, this might be the place for you. If you are mature, responsible, self-motivated and interested in learning, as well as sharing with us what you know, you would fit in very well here.

    My husband Tim and I, enjoy the vegetarian lifestyle and clean healthy living. We do not require that helpers also be vegetarian, but we do request that anyone who work with us be at least 21 years old and not use recreational drugs. This is a drug free and smoke free farm, we don't host anyone who smokes (cigarettes, vaping, recreational or medicinal marijuana etc.) or uses recreational drugs.

    We have a friendly dog (Bear), and welcome helpers with well behaved dogs.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are in the Sonoran Desert about 30 minutes from downtown Tucson, in a quiet little neighborhood where everyone has acreage and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We offer room and board, with the living spaces being a cute little camper that has its own kitchen area, bathroom, bed and eating area, a stand alone pick up truck camper with its own kitchen area, bathroom, bed and eating area, and two larger units also with their own kitchen area, bathroom, bed and eating areas, both of those with TVs and showers. The living spaces are climate controlled to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We also have Wifi, all units are hardwired for DSL/ethernet, we have DirecTV, DVD player and an extensive book and DVD library for your entertainment in our office/helper lounge.

    We just built a basketball court this past summer (2020) as well as a batting cage/bullpen/pitcher's mound for basketball and baseball aficionados!

    We'd be happy to send pics of our accommodations upon request. You are on your own for preparing your own food, and we make sure you eat what you like and have plenty to eat. We have laundry facilities, and a bath house where you can take hot showers and baths. And you are welcome to enjoy our structured water (heated) pool, and of course drink as much of our amazing structured water as you like. We are a healthy oasis in the desert!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many activities to enjoy in the Tucson area, with the University of Arizona downtown, and lots of recreation areas for hiking and enjoying the great outdoors and unique habitat of the Sonoran Desert. We make runs into town regularly for grocery shopping etc., and Tucson also has a very good public transit system for exploring the area on your own.

  • 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

    See description of our accomodations

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We do have spaces available for camper vans, trailers and RVs with hookups, at least two and sometimes three.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved dogs are ok under the right circumstances.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    20 hours per week. We are flexible with the schedule, so you can work according to your own rhythm, and the rhythm of the weather

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