Help us plant trees to enrich the environment and offset climate change factors in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. USA

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  • Description

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    –“You teach me, I forget. You show me, I remember. You involve me, I understand.” – E.O. Wilson


    My partner, Maria, and I are rejuvenating our farm/homestead in the eastern Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. We live off a quiet rural road in Marcellus, on 23 acres with ponds, meadows, forest and a well-stocked trout stream. We are working with a state forester to reduce invasive species and diversify native vegetation to enrich the environment and offset climate change factors. Over the last two years we've planted 920 tree and shrub seedlings, each protected from deer browse with a tree tube or small wire fence. We'll be planting 500/year for the next three years 2022, 2023, 2024.

    We are both Covid vaccinated and boosted.

    Through the winter months our outdoor activity shifts to invasive cutting and stump spraying with herbicide, cutting and splitting firewood, repairing utility roads.

    We have a fenced organic garden, planting outdoors begins in April with row covers and continues through the summer.

    Our cabin by the trout stream is being renovated, basic carpentry work that happens spring, summer and fall.

    I am an artist, yoga teacher, journalist and an author of two biographies. Before journalism work I owned an organic produce farm that sold to restaurants and a local farmer’s market. Maria is a massage therapist and actress when her hands are not in the dirt. We are both good cooks, experienced travelers and have been hosts for decades. We work hard and like to relax at day's end. We know the area well and like to take day trips to area waterfalls, lakes, theaters and museums. We're not welcoming pets or children at this time.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • 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

    Maria and I have been hosting travelers and international guests for years. We are kind, sensitive and curious, and well-traveled ourselves. We care deeply about the environment. We appreciate and are grateful for the beauty and preciousness of this life and where we are. The experience with our guest workers will evolve as we share out experiences and values with each other.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Forest rejuvenation is our biggest ongoing project, especially the invasive reduction, which involves cutting certain small tress and shrubs and spraying their stumps with herbicide. Tree planting is a short, intense period in early May that involves wedging open the soil with a tree spade to plant seedlings, putting weedbarrier fabric around each seedling along with a tree tube or small fence. The planting maintenance includes watering and scything.

    We're cutting and splitting firewood, improving trails with stone and gravel. We work garden beds with broad forks, add manure and mulch, plant successively in raised beds.

    Our cabin project involves assisting with carpentry and painting.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Débutant
    Français: Débutant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Workaway guests will stay in a well-appointed room with internet and a small refrigerator. Our house has one main bathroom upstairs with a tub and shower that we all share, and a smaller half-bathroom downstairs. Workaway guests are expected to keep themselves and their quarters clean and in order.

    We have a big, covered porch outside that overlooks our pond, which is a beautiful place to spend time in the warm months.

    Workaway guests will share meals prepared or provided by us. Dinner is the meal we most often share together as our schedules allow, but we occasionally indulge ourselves and guests with a nice breakfast or lunch.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We live one mile from bus service between Auburn and Syracuse. We have bicycles to use on the beautiful and hilly country roads around us. There is lots of water around here—several Finger Lakes, waterfalls and rivers. We like to swim, sail and canoe on off-days.

  • 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

    Internet is solid.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Plenty of room to park, an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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