Hill and Hollow Farm
Last Updated On: enero 6th, 2022 at 10:07AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
8545 Breeding Road
EDMONTON, Kentucky, 42129
Primary Contact: Robin Verson
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: It was the summer of 1994 when I was introduced to farming on an Illinois CSA farm. In the years since then my love of farming and working with others hasn't dwindled. I have traveled and worked with banana farmers in Australia, orchardists in New Zealand and mixed vegetable growers US before finding this place here in south central Kentucky. Since 1998 we have called Hill and Hollow Farm home. This farm has hosted WWOOFers since 2001! We are currently a mother-daughter farm management team, with an older and younger son on the sidelines ALSO pitching in most days. We offer anyone that comes to our farm the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of life on our 150-acre family farm. We rely heavily on non-mechanized ""human-powered"" gardening on our 2 acre mixed vegetable/herb/cut flower operation. Entering our 23rd year of a successful CSA program, we make weekly trips to Nashville, TN to deliver 50 baskets of vegetables to our shareholders. We practice biodynamic farming and are always working to further enhance our farm's self sustainability. A herd of Jacob's sheep, and a plethora of poultry provide our farm with fertility and offer animal husbandry opportunities for our apprentices. After 20+ years of hosting, we still enjoy mentoring people interested in self sufficiency, sustainable agriculture, biodynamic farming practices, fiber farming, community building, on farm education, homesteading, home schooling, and all aspects of a diverse small, first generation, family farm. We welcome visitors to be involved in all activities including our shiitake mushroom operation, vegetable, herb, and flower seeding, planting, cultivating, and harvesting, and working with our livestock. We especially enjoy assistants in our busiest summer months while in addition to managing the vegetable operation, we are using dye plants raised here to turn our farm fiber into glorious color! With an ongoing relationship with the region's Waldorf schools, our farm team has the possibility to work with school groups as well as short term guests throughout the season. With three high tunnels, one heated greenhouse and a root cellar, we are focusing more and more on year round production and delivery. Over the past years we have been working more and more with raising dye plants and using them to add value to our farm's wool products. Now, as we enter 2022, we can offer a solid introduction to plant dyeing and the opportunity to focus on a huge array of local fiber projects to folks interested. Anyone looking for a solid introduction to certified organic CSA farming, while enjoying plenty of time spent learning critical homesteading skills and farm crafting, Hill and Hollow might just be the place for you. Join us, the year ahead is looking more exciting than ever!
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: March 15, 2022
Internship Ends: October 1, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 weeks-full season, all are welcome.
We, Mom Robin and daughter Madeline, are looking for a dedicated person or couple to share the season with us.
We work half days, Monday through Thursday. Truth be told, Fridays are harvest days and can be longer but still reasonable. Optional CSA delivery days on Saturdays.
Educational Opportunities: We work in the fields only half days freeing each afternoon for educational opportunities and out of field exploration. These can be craft specific, fiber and woodworking and textiles and herbalism, all are things we love to teach. We also have shared reading and discussion on desired topics of interest, this can range from fiber production to no till farming to land justice.
Skills Desired: No, a true desire to learn is all we ask of our guests. We have hosted folks with ZERO farming experience and have had incredible experiences.
Meals: We share both the responsibility for cooking and the chance to share meals if we have compatible dietary needs. If not, farm foods and basic staples are also included.
Stipend: no, we provide housing, access to all farm foods and other compensation, but no monthly stipend.
Housing: yes, on farm housing is provided.
Preferred method of Contact: email