Over the past year, our group has been hammering out a charter, mission, 5-year goals, plan of action, etc. We're now registered as a non-profit agricultural cooperative, and we communally own 12 acres of pristine farmland in central New York State!
We're looking for volunteers, visitors, possible workshop participants, ***and most especially, prospective members!*** If anyone on this forum is interested in a long-term paid position as a member of a worker's cooperative, please check us out! Our members share equally in the ownership and decision-making of the farm, so this is a rare opportunity to help design a farm from the ground up, and design your own role on the farm as well (through consensus decision making with the other members!). There's lots more information on our website. You can also find our contact info on the blog, or post here!
We're especially looking for experienced organic farmers/gardeners. We have a lot of primo farmland and not enough farmers to work it all!
posted 5 years ago
News Update: Our first season is now in full swing here at UCF! We're currently planting guilds around each of our 100+ fruittrees, which (fingers crossed) will soon be supplying us with greens, veggies and herbs for local farmer's markets here in upstate NY. Our driveway is nearing completion as well, so we're very close to beginning construction on our timber framed barn, complete with rammed gravel tire foundation and stem wall!
We've begun to host apprentices and prospective community members, which has been lots of fun! We've been meeting some great people and getting lots of exciting work done over here. If anyone here on permies is interested in visiting, you can PM me or contact us through our website: unadillacommunityfarm.blogspot.com
My name is josh and I'm in my mid twenties and plenty able bodied. Ive been living in Kansas city since 2006 and working construction formally for the past year.
I have basic gardening and irrigation system knowledge.
I'm seeking an internship with like minded people so I can further my knowledge and perhaps begin my own homestead once I'm older.
posted 5 years ago
Hi Josh, thanks for writing! We don't have electricity here on the farm yet, so I'm using a phone and I can't figure out how to send you a PM! If you send us an email at email@example.com we can get back to you with more details!
By the way, it's funny you should mention irrigation systems as we're in the middle of designing ours right now - it's become an epic work in progress!
My partner (Ben, too!) and I recently relocated back to my hometown of Verona, NY, after 7 years living in NYC. It would be wonderful to get in touch with like minded folk up here.
We have two small organic plots at nearby friends' acreage. Definitely itching to secure my own little spot of woods, soon enough.
Browsed around your blog and would be interested in volunteering if dogs were allowed? And the September natural building workshop, is there a couples rate?
all the best,
posted 5 years ago
Hi Jamie, your dog would definitely be welcome here - especially if he/she enjoys chasing rabbits away! And we can offer you a couple's rate on the workshop too. Write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk more!
Hi I'm Daniel Kessinger! 5 years ago I found out that I have two green thumb. I wanted to try some bonsai, of course I did not do traditional and standard works. Instead I grew them from seeds that I collected throughout nature, mixed different styles, I did what ever creative idea came to mind. I have always been interested in gardening, nature, and many other subjects. I have began writing out all of my idea's they are flowing faster than I can work. I think Hugelculture can be modified to also adjust terrain by building it up, instead of digging and cutting the landscape. I want to study so much more but I am an auditory learner and reading is just not cutting it. Just to give you an idea of how deeply I want to participate. Sepp Holzer has some of the most gorgeous water retention systems I have ever seen I would love to be apart of designing, implementing, and maintaining these. I strongly wish to contribute to a long term, environmentally loving, and healthy lifestyle with community being more important than material possessions. I am open minded, compassionate about fair treatment of all life, learn very well from my own mistakes as well as others, am humble enough to admit my mistakes but not weak willed enough to tolerate abusive behaviors from others. I am deeply spiritual and believe in the goodness of spirituality therefore I will not suppress others beliefs, or encourage them to change, instead I am accepting of various religious beliefs. I am educated in software design but have no interest in the lifestyle required of mainstream society. I want to live in an environment where I can soar! I understand you request a 4 month internship, which I can easily accomplish, and membership is available afterwards. I am very interested. Please contact me, email@example.com, I can give you my phone number at that point but not in public. Ive also commented in facebook.
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