Contact informationFarm Address:
Blue Ridge Area , Virginia , 1331
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Health Farm Retreat Seeking Working Members and Interns. Our Farm serves our guests and community with non cert organic veggie, berries, animal and Medicinal herb products. . Private Lake on a mountain river away from the road. Preparing for Farm Dinners starts now. Putting the finishing touches on 3 tiny houses and Yurt for BnB. Goat micro Dairy, berries, ducks, rabbits, and medicinal plant production are our focus. Lots of tools, tractors and hoop houses. Many irrigation systems to learn and operate. We take our goats on daily browse walks. Combining seeds and grains and storing winter fodder for goats is new this year. We need to process milk within a herd share membership acc to Va law including developing a mkt and delivering weekly. We're especially interested in the healing benefits of raw, browse fed Goat Kiefer, as well as diminishing invasive plants. We seek people who will take a great interest in the Revolution of Real Nutrient Dense Diverse Foods, Sunshine and Movement. You may have a particular interest and be a part of all farm systems. Over time, profit share is available, especially as the BnB picks up. Farming is not 'hard' it is generally putting other tasks before your own comfort. We are constantly expanding, improving and maintaining the living and non living such as machines. Our Permaculture requires year round care to fruit. We also maintain and process ducks and rabbits."
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Now
Internship Ends: Upon Blue Ocean Event
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: "each case considered upon contact, also depending on skills"
“All aspects of 'Why Farm?'
Please include in your reply: age, gender, phone, car, pets, schedule, insurance, experience, where are you now, how many farms are you applying to, some savings? Please address us by our name so we're not subject to mass mailings. Robo mailings will receive robo responses”
Educational Opportunities: " Why Farm? Why we grow what we do, Plant ID, native and invasive and our own introductions. Gardener Ergonomics, How to farm for a lifetime. Octogenarians are Agrarians. We are genetically 1% human, 99% microbes, playing in the dirt and wild places is essential for our health. Lots of machine maintenance,, building projects, care & use of tools thought to be but not yet obsolete Also much discussion and experience with Herbal medicine in Chinese, Ayurvedic and modern usage"
Skills Desired: "Compassion, Communication, Cooperation, Giving a Damn. Farming here is All Year"
Meals: We're all about food and maintaining ourselves as well as all Farm Life. No hoho's. No gmo's
Stipend: commensurate w experience Rich Living more then a get rich quick scheme
Housing: "Modest, weather permitting. There is also work to be done on infrastructure "
Preferred method of Contact: e mail