New Story Farm— Agarian Living

Contact information
Farm Address:
19778 235th St
HUTCHINSON, Minnesota, 55350

Primary Contact: Stephanie Zetah
Secondary Contact: Daniel Zetah

Primary Phone:
    Number: 320-582-0679



Internship information
General Farm Description: NSF is about reconnection, rediscovery, rethinking, reskilling, restoration, regeneration, responsibility, rebuilding and resilience. We are a regenerative farm fostering an intentional agrarian community while offering educational & sacred gatherings. So what's the story with New Story Farm? Well, it's a farm whose caretakers are working to enact just that…a new story! We believe that virtually all of the problems that come with civilization stem from people believing the predominant cultural story which says we are "above" or "separate" from nature. This story that is omnipresent in our culture tells us that the natural laws of nature are not applicable to us. A "story" is a scenario interrelating man, the world, and the gods. "To enact" is to live so as to make a story a reality. "Culture" is a people enacting a story. If you believe that the world belongs to man, you will see all other life as a resource. If you believe that man belongs to the world, you see all other life as partners. On our farm, we are surrounded by annual agriculture and although we grew up eating from this system and have gratitude for that, we also see that annual agriculture is intrinsically unsustainable. Even at it's best, it is extractive and erosive, leading in time to desertification. We want to enact a new story that puts humans back in partnership with all other creation and are working hard at recreating perennial systems that will not only allow us to feed ourselves and our human community, but our broader community of beings is benefitting as well by biomass and more diversity. Starting in 2015, we are going to be hosting workshops on things such as whole farm water design, composting toilets and greywater systems, perennial foraging, medicinal herbs and tinctures, fermenting and preserving, smoking and preserving meats, how to kill and butcher your own animals, etc. We realize what the world needs right now is not another farm selling food to people, we need to teach people to produce their own food in an honest and sustainable way. If you're of the belief that the current trajectory of human civilization could be better, come join us in co-creating a better way of living in this world. Visit our YOUTUBE channel for educational videos about Food Systems and Regenerative Agriculture:

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May 22
Internship Ends: September 22
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: April 22
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months

Internship Details:

Working with livestock
Caring for Perennials
Food Preservation
Wild Foraging
Harvesting and Drying herbs for tea and medicine
Herbal Medicine Making

Educational Opportunities: We hold workshops all season long. Check out Resiliency School website for details.

Skills Desired: no

Meals: yes

Stipend: no

Housing: yes

Preferred method of Contact: phone