Unadilla Community Farm is seeking community members to live & farm cooperatively on 12 acres in Otsego County, New York!
Founded in 2013, Unadilla Community Farm is an off-grid solar-powered organicfruit and vegetable farm and permaculture education center. Our mission is to provide a space for the teaching and practice of sustainable skills. Currently, we have 4 farm members (2 of whom live on-site year-round) and a crew of seasonal interns. We're seeking additional members who want to live and work with us cooperatively.
We grow a diversity of cold-hardy organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms, following the principles of agroforestry, organic agriculture and permaculture. We are establishing a regenerative food forest with over 50+ varieties of fruit and nut trees and berries. We're also currently building our infrastructure from the ground up, using natural building methods and local + salvaged materials. We have completed a self-sufficient tiny home, and are in the process of building a barn and converting a school bus into another tiny home.
Potential members are invited to live and work with us for a trial period of at least 3 months during the growing season, with the opportunity to move in full-time if it seems like a good fit. There are several pathways to communal landownership that we can pursue, depending on the interests of new members. Our project is run cooperatively, so new members are invited to share their unique skills and ideas for communally driving the project forward as we expand and diversify.
Hi Ben! Thank you for posting about your community's desire to have new members at permies! I looked at your website and found out that you all are WWOOF hosts, too. I also saw that you have an internship program, too.
To help you with your quest for new members, I have added your thread to some additional forums: WWOOF hosts, East Coast, volunteer offerings, and interns forums.