Start-up farming, research and wild food harvesting center in the Sonoran Desert, USA. Come and help us

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Estados Unidos

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    19/05/2022

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are starting an organic farm and research center from scratch to grow vegetables, herbs & gluten free grains etc, while also experimenting with permaculture, algae culture,  and zero carbon farming.  We also harvest wild growing foods from the desert on and around our farm. Our long term goal is that we intend demonstrate a system in which foods can be produced using ingredients grown on site with no petrochemicals consumed in any step of the process (other than equipment procurement) .  In addition we are currently developing irrigation control and other systems based on solar powered microcomputer  systems.

    We intend to start construction on sunken greenhouses soon.

    The intention is that this farm will provide food for the inhabitants of the land while acting as a facility to research and demonstrate methods and systems of permaculture, algaeculture and zero carbon farming which are usable by others with similar sustainable & organic local food enterprises.  Our goal is to demonstrate zero carbon food production by growing sorghum along with other crops and using those as ingredients.  We will also be installing a solar power system to provide needed electrical energy for all of the processes involved.

    We currently have two of the vegetable plots finished and we are now bringing in our second wild food harvest. We are currently installing solar power to create an off grid system for our farm and some of our housing. We are also in the planning and beginning stages of our rainwater harvesting project and our greywater harvesting.

    You can see above that these are all grand intentions, and we are in the process of building all of the above taking many steps at a time but not quite ready for prime time so to speak. This means that any helpers that come to us now have a chance to develop all of the above from the ground up. Although we are growing some of our own vegetables and have planted a small orchard we are not yet a working farm, more of a work in progress.

    Our current resources include:

    10 acres of fenced land with existing garden plots and a small orchard.

    Many wild growing bean trees. (Palo Verde, Ironwood and Mesquite).

    Occupied house, available trailer and RV and camper and available RV hookups and tent sites.

    Lots of equipment and supplies and tools.

    Workshop with various machines and equipment.

    Electronics hardware & software development workshop.

    Fully equipped mobile commercial kitchen onsite. (not in current use)

    3000 watts of solar panels


    Our location is in a VERY rural Sonoran desert location 25 minutes from the city of Maricopa (stores and restaurants etc available) and 45 minutes from the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.  No public transportation is available.  This is ideal for someone who loves the desert, there are thousands of square miles of wilderness desert adjacent to our location.   We can provide occasional rides into town if needed, but not necessarily very often. We do have satellite  internet and wifi and cell coverage depending on the carrier.


    Sorry but we cannot host any workawayers who are accompanied with minor children.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    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

    There are plenty of opportunities to learn about gardening, construction, water harvesting and numerous other fields. We are also be developing solar powered computer controlled irrigation & cooking systems so there will be electrical, electronics and computer hardware and software work available as well.

    We are located in a very rural desert wilderness location in central Arizona which is a unique and beautiful environment.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We need help with construction projects, fencing, gardening, planting, harvesting, cooking, baking, administrative and general maintenance.

    We would also love help with our internet and social media presence.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We have a two bedrooms in the house and also a large travel trailer and a RV motorhome and a Bus available for lodging,

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There is no public transportation available. If you need to make money from local work it is not possible without your own transportation. We offer rides to Maricopa (the local town) or the Phoenix metro area on an irregular basis. There is hiking available on site in a sonoran desert wilderness, its very quiet, the stars are super bright and the coyotes sing for us often! There is unlimited hiking, camping and all other opportunities available around arizona but you will need to provide your own transportation to most of those. We do have internet, wifi and cell phone (depending on the carrier) available.

    Time off is available nearly any time its requested. Normal work hours expected are 20 hours per week.

    Sorry but we cannot host workawayers with minor children.

  • 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

    We have satellite internet which is good for general internet work however not for continuous video. In other words if you do online work such as web development or other things requiring general internet connections we can do that however if you need zoom or other continuous video connection our system would not support that well.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have several RV parking spots some with hookups available.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Pets are welcome but cats are in danger from predators so an outdoor cat would be in danger here.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    4 hours per day, 5 days per week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.5)

Intercambio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicación: (4.8)











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