Volunteer in a farm - USA

Volunteering
For 1 to 6 months
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Greeneville - United States
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Unpaid

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Organic Status: Not Certified Organic, but try to use organic methods when possible, & companion planting
This host offers full season opportunities.

We offer Room and Board for a minimum of 6 hours, 5 days a week of help. Sorry, we can not offer a stipend at this time.

We are a GOAT Farm In east Tennessee. We farm approximately 25 acres. We raise, Guineas, Meat Goats, Milk Goats, Chickens (all livestock is free range) & raise gardens big enough to accommodate our extended families and sell at our Local Farmers Market.


We grow our own food, preserve our own food, make our own bread. We are building a deck on the house, Building a new barn. Goat Kids are being born. We have chickens, goats, guineas. We are constantly building, adding to the farm. Are plans are to build another greenhouse, add some more raised beds, and Pallet Beds. April is the beginning of our growing season. We sell at the local farmers market which is a non-profit. We also have a studio on the farm, where we make our own goat milk soap (the milk comes from our goats which we milk once a day). We also pour, paint ceramics, and handbuilt pottery. There is a lot of different avenues of learning on this Farm. Animals need attending. and much, much more. Availability now for 4 interns who enjoy learning.

We can accommodate 4 to 6 interns. 1 Room has Twin Beds, 2 Rooms have double beds. Interns may have to share rooms. On site housing and rustic camping is available. . There is a shared kitchen, and farm produce can be harvested for meals. WI-FI is available in the main house (no downloads of any kind are acceptable). There is a 1 week trial period, you can terminate and so can we. You will be asked to leave if you do not follow our house rules.

WE ARE A NON SMOKING, AND DRUG FREE FARM AND WE LIKE IT THAT WAY

If you have experience with organic farming practices, (we would love to learn from you) as we are new to organic. Intern may be working alone at times, must have good work ethics.

We have a farmers market on the farm where we will sell any extra produce that we have from the garden. We also have a small retail store on the farm, where we make and sell, ceramics, pottery and goat milk soap, all made right here on the farm.
Hands on learning of sustainable farming/homesteading skills! Interns will help with crop propagation, soil preparation, planting, weed management, irrigation, harvest, and with the canning, freezing and dehydrating what we don't sell. The farm is diverse, complex and interconnected.

Therefore, all interns will get exposure to and experience with the other aspects of the farm, including our pasture-raised guineas and chickens for eggs, and for hatching, grass-fed goats, rotational grazing, making soap, making ceramics and hand thrown pottery. We also raise and sell gourds, & luffas. We have a small vineyard and a small orchard this year as well as 2 Asparagus beds.

We like to make our Interns part of our family and new friends. Come have fun with us, we love to meet new people and we want to learn from you as well.

THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN GREENEVILLE, OTHER THAN 2 TAXIS FOR HIRE, AND THE GREYHOUND BUS COMES IN 1 TIME A DAY, AT 9:30 PM.
WE ARE ABOUT 5 MILES FROM TOWN. WE DO GO INTO TOWN QUITE OFTEN, AND ALSO TAKE OUR DAYS OFF TO GO TO SITES OF INTEREST. WE TRY VERY HARD TO SEE THAT OUR INTERNS GET TO SEE AS MUCH OF OUR AREA AS POSSIBLE WHILE THEY ARE HERE.

Our Interns are encouraged to help with our local Non-Profit farmers market.

Interns are encouraged to Share their, county of origin, language, pictures with our community, both young and old by holding seminars at the Greeneville Farmers Market, several times during their stay with us.

Assisting with Local Farmers Market: The Market is a 501(c)3(non-profit).

Our Interns are offered the chance to volunteer at the market. The Market is open May to Oct. Saturdays 7am to 2 pm.
Our online Market is open year round.

Help research and write grants for the farmers market. If you have extensive background in writing grants we want to hear from you.
Be clean, willing to work, non-smoking.

Food grown here on the farm provided, Meal preparation is shared.. We have (goat) meat, fruits, vegetables, bread & eggs available from the farm. Clean up is shared. Sorry, we cannot accommodate special diets. You may purchase other foods & Drink at our local store on one of our trips to town if you prefer not to eat what we offer.
​ Please, no personal cell phone use while working.

Identification requirements: We will run your identification for any illegal activity. We also require a phone conversation prior to acceptance of your visit. When you arrive, we will want two forms of identification, one must be a photo ID. If we accept you as a single person, do not show up with anyone in tow, or any pets. If we accept your visit as a pair, do not show up with additional persons, or pets.

AS POSSIBLE WHILE THEY ARE HERE.
Activities:
Appalachian Trail hiking
Canoeing, White Water Rafting, Caving, Mountain Bike Trails, Motorcycle Trails, horseback riding, mineral spa. Home of the 17th President Andrew Johnson, with many museums and historic sites within a days drive.
20 min from Hot Springs, NC
1.5 hours from Knoxville, TN.
4 hours from Charlotte, NC
4 hours from Nashville, TN
5 hours from Atlanta, GA

We can pick you up at the bus stop if you arrive that way...or the airport,if you will be arriving by plane. Other Transportation is on your own. A minimum of 1 month stay is desirable, however we will consider 2 weeks with approval. Stipend is room & board only. Work schedule is flexible. Sorry, we cannot host children or pets. English only spoken here, however, if you speak a 2nd language, such as Spanish, that would be most helpful. Sorry we cannot accommodate special diets.
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