Ecological agriculture and community building in Mid-Coast Maine, USA

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États-Unis

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    22.08.2021

 
  2022 

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  • Description

    Description

    We are in the early stages of reviving a 200+ year old off-grid farm in Midcoast Maine, still largely focused on building up our infrastructure. Current residents of the farm include a dozen goats, 20 sheep, 19 chickens, 4 geese, and three colonies of honeybees. Visitors can practice regenerative farming skills, with a special focus on scythes and haymaking.

    None of the produce of our farm is for sale: it's all for home consumption and sharing with family and friends.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Below is a list of the various skills volunteers can learn. Also happy to help folks learn English. I speak some Spanish, and would also be glad to learn other languages from visitors. Longer term volunteers may have the opportunity to design and maintain their own garden.

    ...how to use and maintain a variety of hand-tools, especially the scythe.
    ...how to make leafy loose hay, far more palatable and nutritious than any hay that can be bought.
    ...how to milk goats and sheep, on a stand or in the field:

    other skills volunteers can learn:
    gardening
    cheesemaking
    pollarding and pruning trees for fruit, fodder, firewood, and lumber
    rationally grazing livestock for maximum animal and pasture health
    slaughtering and butchering birds and mammals
    pruning, propagating, harvesting, and otherwise caring for a variety of fruiting trees and shrubs
    beekeeping
    making hard cider and mead
    trimming hooves

  • Aide

    Aide

    We would love carpentry help on our house and barn. When the ground isn't frozen there is lots to do shaping and planting earthworks (berms and swales on contour). There is haymaking beginning in June, slowly decreasing as the season goes on. Lots of possibilities for gardening between May and October. Apple harvesting September-November. None of the produce of our farm is for sale: it's all for home consumption and sharing with family and friends.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    There are sometimes a couple extra beds in the house we are building, but folks are also welcome to camp out.
    We can share milk, meat, and eggs from the farm, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables from our garden and orchard. We can provide some fruits and vegetables from our local co-op, and staples like flour, rice, oats, butter, etc.
    There will be frequent shared meals and volunteers are also welcome to use the kitchen for cooking.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our farm abuts a 96 acres pond as is surrounded by conservation land. There are wonderful opportunities for swimming and canoeing in the pond, exploring the bog, and hiking the mountain across the pond. We are also only a couple of miles from Penobscot Bay. There are lots of cultural activities nearby in Belfast, Camden, and Rockport, and more great hiking throughout the coastal mountains. We drive to Belfast frequently and are happy to offer rides.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Depends upon what volunteers want for room and board. Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Less for partial board and/or folks who bring their own tent, and less for skilled builders.


N° de référence hôte : 136649375388