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

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  • Description

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    [Update posted Oct. 12, 2022:
    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. 

    "There's always something to do on the farm." That's what my parents were frequently heard saying, when I was a boy. And that is true today here. The summer harvests are done, although turnips and daikon radishes are still in the ground, waiting to be eaten. Speaking of eating, there are lots of winter squashes (6 different varieties), sweet potatoes, garlics, onions and potatoes that have been harvested, cured, stored and ready to be eaten all winter. Also, so many quarts and pints of various canned tomatoes and salsas, plus pickled beets, okra and yellow crookneck squash. And, lots of persimmon pulp and green beans in the freezer. So come and enjoy those, along with all the other good food that is provided, during your days and weeks here.

    Mamie's Garden, the 80' x 30' high tunnel, or hoop house, has carrots, kale, spinach and swiss chard growing now and there's always a variety of herbs there for our enjoyment. Daily tending, plus the irrigation and maintenance there keep us busy. Right now we are eating lots of fresh figs from Mamie's Garden. Firewood gathering is a current and regular activity, as is general maintenance and picking up sticks around the place. Keeping the wood stoves hot is a satisfying and necessary winter activity, including the sauna stove in the center of the residence where Helen and I live. It's going 24/7 during the winter to heat our house. The temp in the sauna is always 130 F degrees or more. You will be welcomed to come warm up or sweat as desired. That's especially welcomed during maple sap collection season which takes place from mid-January through February. By then seeds will be getting started in the newly constructed seed start garden located in the community living space where you will be staying. Transplanting those tomato, pepper, cabbage and other young plants will be done in the spring.

    There are a couple of current projects you will be helping construct and put into use. Solar electric panels and batteries will be installed this fall. We are really excited about this. It has been in the planning for about 6 or 7 years. A new 50' x 30' south-facing roof was constructed this summer for the panels. With 2 Power Wall batteries included in the system, we will be producing more electricity then we use and feeding the extra back into the grid. Materials have been assembled and prepared for a new 30 sq. ft. seed start garden that will be populated with seeds starting in February, for spring transplanting into the vegetable gardens. So, there's a lot of good things going on and we are waiting for your help and enthusiasm to keep things flourishing here. We love creating and enjoying abundance. 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 and gain experience, that's great, too! So, really hopeful of finding some farming and project help right away and for the coming seasons. Eager to hear from you. Larry and Helen


    The 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.


    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. 

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bénévolat
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • 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

    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

  • Aide

    Aide

    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.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    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.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    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.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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