Be nurtured and appreciated, help with gardening and food preservation in southern Indiana, USA

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    Última actividad

    06/10/2022

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    [Update posted July 11, 2022: We are scheduling now for the upcoming harvesting and fall planting seasons. Tomatoes are beginning to ripen, onions are pulled and drying, garlic will be pulled and hung to dry this weekend, firewood is being gathered, and cucumbers, okra, green beans and so much more are all being eaten and preserved for winter. Potatoes are being harvested and cured for storage. Sweet potatoes and winter squash are spreading out for fall harvest. Melons are sizing up and getting ready to ripen. It's an amazing time of year and we would love to share with you. The more experience with gardening, both vegetable and flower, the more satisfaction you will enjoy. But, if you are new to these practices and want to learn, that's great, too. So, really hopeful of finding some farming help. Eager to hear from you. Helen and Larry]

    Our place is set in a beautiful wooded valley in southern Indiana,surrounded by the Hoosier National forest; so our place is a magical place, with lots of trees, birds, wildlife and natural beauty.  We cherish nature here and give gratitude every day to Mother Earth. It is remote and isolated, with the nearest neighbor about a mile away. The closest small town with a convenience/gas store is 7 miles. To enter the property, a ford across a small stream, the Patoka River, must be crossed, or, if the water is up, a footbridge is available. It is extremely quiet, tranquil and peaceful here. We are located 48 miles west of Louisville, KY. Wi-Fi is available and the feed is via unlimited optic fiber.

    We are a wife and husband who grow vegetables for personal consumption, and we freeze, dehydrate, sun dry and can for our own use and donate the excess. We do mapling during the season and manage our forest without timbering. For 5 years we have been planting crops specifically to feed the wildlife, with a mindset as a wildlife sanctuary for all who want to come and partake. There are no fences, cages, pens or chains/ropes for the creatures, except fences around the small vegetable gardens to keep hungry critters out.  A 3.5 acre plot along the river is becoming a pollinator plot with at least 9 different types of native wildflowers. 

    Currently, the skills most needed are gardening and food processing and preservation, house work and organizing, handyman skills, cooking, equipment operation and lots of various activities for living with the land, like cutting, gathering and stacking firewood.  There is an 80'x30' heated hoop house (high tunnel) that always needs attention.  General farm, equipment and facilities maintenance also keep us very busy. A stay of 3 weeks seems about right for us, with the longest stay yet of about a year.

    We like to gather some evenings for a meal together, where we can learn and share with each other.  You will be encouraged to help in the meal preparation, including harvesting and preparing veggies from the hoop house.

    The local area is rich in culture: old-time country music, 2 strict Amish farming communities, karst landscape with both commercial and private caves, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and hunting in the Hoosier National Forest, a large recreational/fishing reservoir, a few small lakes. There is a growing permaculture community with deep roots. The county seat is Paoli and a dynamic food coop was started there about 10 years ago. 

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The description above includes much. In addition, we are deeply involved with several folks and organizations on reservations in South Dakota. In September, we will make our 11th Annual giveaway - we take donations folks in our community give, like sewing machines, fabric and notions, plus blankets and winter clothing and gardening tools, to people we have gotten to know at Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud reservations. We have been very supportive of the Indigenous ways and our brothers and sisters who are maintaining the old ways. Check out our FaceBook page: ask us for the link

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Around Halloween, we need help hosting our community garlic project. See the photo from last year. The chimneys and wood stoves need prepped for winter. Sweet potatoes will need harvested during the late summer. Summer crops in the hoop house need to be cleaned up and the new crops always need weeded, harvested, prepared and eaten. We eat a lot of our own more-than-organic veggies.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Lodging is on the second floor of a passive solar, 70'x20' building. There is a complete kitchen (separate from that of our own residence), a basic bathroom that is clean and tidy, a sleeping room with 2 twin beds, and a community area with a futon and another twin bed. The kitchen is included in a large open community area for dining and relaxing. The is a large deck outside with clotheslines. A washing machine is in the rooms/shop below. There is a beautiful swimming pond, with a deck, located a few hundred feet up the hill.

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    Algo más...

    Great if you have your own transportation. But, we have picked people up who travel by other modes. We love seeing the wildlife up close, so pets are discouraged.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    All have access to the large and comfy community area. There are two private rooms in the same building with the community area. The entire building has unlimited optic fiber with 50 mb up and down. There's a house phone available using VOIP through the optic fiber. Extended calls require scheduling in advance. If your personal communication devices allow, you may VOIP via WiFi.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (4.5)

Intercambio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicación: (4.0)






Número de referencia de anfitrión: 323591554831