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Seeking volunteers, students and/or business partners at Pennsylvania rare breed preservation farm

 
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We are currently repairing and improving an organic farm in northeastern Pennsyvlania that had sat unused. We are looking for motivated helpers and potential partners to help us grow various enterprises related to sustainability and home-based businesses. We offer the opportunity to learn about:
natural horse care and conscious horsemanship (free will) training
permaculture & agroecology
alternative therapies and wellness
agritourism & heritage rare breed preservation
holistic farming techniques
sustainable profitable farm-related small business development

Barakah Heritage Farm believes in preserving the heritage livestock breeds and heirloom plants whenever possible. Barakah Farm is also the home of the Malabar Jilfan Sitam al Bulad Arabian Horse Preservation Program, as well as the Horse Heroes program for rescue horses.
Horse apprenticeship opportunity! Work with critically endangered Arabians plus other breeds.

Your hosts are experienced homesteaders, entrepreneurs, and published authors. The farm is home to four of a critically endangered Arabian horse bloodline. Volunteer workers have the opportunity to learn holistic equine health methods and ride and train using conscious horsemanship, with both our rare Arabians and our other rescue horses.

Chemical-free sustainable agriculture farm on fifty acres. Specializing in preservation of heritage breeds. Currently working with Tennessee Fainting Goats and critically endangered foundation Arabian horses. Also poultry.

As part of our stewardship of a breeding herd of rare horses, we are starting our pasture conversion to intensive grazing/winter stockpiling/horse self-exercise paths. We are looking for people that would like to work side-by-side with us, learning while developing that system in the fall of 2019.

Work with heritage goats, poultry, gardens and pond restoration.

Housing:
Our last helpers brought their own camper and hooked up to the electricity at the barn and reported that they were happy with the setup. The housing options we currentlty provide are the same thing we offer to our AirBnB/Hipcamp guests:
camp with an outdoor hot shower and portable toilet
bring your own camper or tent

Additionally, longer-term, you may use one of the above options while you help us rehab a 24 foot camper trailer, which would then become your housing.

Meals:
Negotiable. Also, we can also offer you gardening space or possibly space for your other business or livestock project.

Transportation:
Negotiable.

Wifi/phone:
Wifi available.

Income:
Negotiable.
Income from co-hosting the established and highly-rated airbnb & hipcamp rental units on site is possible.
Income from possible profit-sharing from an established web development/social marketing business.
Income from possible partnership in farm businesses (ie: market gardening & homestead products, scented geraniums, herbs, cut flowers - let us know your ideas and interests).
Local part-time paid employment opportunities available in nearby towns a half hour away.
Online work is possible.


Local recreation/activities:
Near Ricketts Glen waterfalls, Worlds End State Park and Frances Slocum and numerous state parks and gamelands
Nearby hunting (no hunting on property), summer and winter sports
Incredibly scenic area
Swimming/fishing/boating pond on site.
Only 4 hours from New York City, Washington DC and Philadelphia, 2 hours from Hershey and Lancaster
Near Knoebel's Resort, America's largest free admission amusement park


Cats welcome (However,you will need to figure out a pen for their safety), dogs not allowed (we have working livestock guardian dogs on site, they don't play well with others) Bring your horse.  You may also be able to bring livestock.  Ask us.

For applicants from outside the USA, you must EITHER have a VISA and be in the USA already OR have a VISA and the ability to travel to the USA without our assistance.


How to get here:
Closest airport is Wilkes-Barre 45 minutes away, which serves several major airlines
No public local transportation


Steps to apply:
1) Message us in the system
2)schedule skype or whatsapp meeting
3)live meeting plus farm tour to discuss details and make final decision
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Hi guys,
It's probably too late in the season as it will be getting cold and camping will be out of the question but, I do have some experience around horses. Very basic, some feeding, leading and cleaning, a little picking and brushing. Like I said, very very basic. BUT, I DO have a great deal of permaculture/bioremediation experience. I am currently living on 100 acre horse "farm" in Iowa where I also host an Air Bnb but am really looking for something that fits my nature to learn and grow more exactly. I would love to talk more about your opportunities. My direct email is neonhoney77@gmail.com.
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.
Matthew (Madhu)
 
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Matthew, thanks for taking the time to write, it is much appreciated. Yes, the weather is changing quickly, and hopefully this fall and winter we can assess, plan, improve, and organize for the many possibilities of next spring. We look forward to talking with you, and will send you an email directly this weekend.

gordon matthews wrote:Hi guys,
It's probably too late in the season as it will be getting cold and camping will be out of the question but, I do have some experience around horses. Very basic, some feeding, leading and cleaning, a little picking and brushing. Like I said, very very basic. BUT, I DO have a great deal of permaculture/bioremediation experience. I am currently living on 100 acre horse "farm" in Iowa where I also host an Air Bnb but am really looking for something that fits my nature to learn and grow more exactly. I would love to talk more about your opportunities. My direct email is neonhoney77@gmail.com.
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.
Matthew (Madhu)

 
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Hi Carrie,
 My wife and I currently live in NJ, but are looking to move to a farm and a situation almost exactly as you describe.  We have a camper to live in (like your last helpers) and are looking for a permanent situation.  We would like to speak to you in greater detail.  To that end, I could send you a more detailed email so we aren't discussing a lot about ourselves in an open forum.  If you would like to hear more, please feel free to shoot me an email at doug74.dc@gmail.com.  We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Doug & Christina Campbell
 
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Doug and Christina,
Sending you an email.  We would love to talk more about this.

Carrie and Khalil
 
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Hi Carrie,Eli here willing to help out anytime you wish.Would love to go up and share the workload some for your excellent establishment.Am having all my time free and can devote all my effort to your endeavors.Am looking for long term roots to grow and would love to save horses.Have experience in construction and plastering.My lifelong dream to live on a farm and living naturally will be met.Please mail me if you would like me to go and visit so we can start doing the necessary steps to save the earth by teaching others. eliasvazquez149@gmail.com  hope to hear from you soon Happy Holidays ,Eli.
 
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Hi Eli -
Thank you for your interest!  Sent you an email.  Have a lovely day!
 
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