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Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 96794
Region: Midwest

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Last Updated: March 10, 2020

Located in Union County in beautiful Southern Illinois, Dayempur Farm is a Center for Sustainable Living. Since 1997, Dayempur Farm has served as a model to support organic agriculture, eco-building, renewable energy, medicinal herbal production, community development and spiritual growth. Dayempur Farm offers internships and volunteer opportunities with hands-on training in the following areas: 1) sustainable organic agriculture, 2) renewable energy, 3) natural home building, 4) medicinal herbs, 5) natural and chemical-free beekeeping, 6) team building, 7) community development, and 8) expeditionary education. Dayempur Farm has established relationships and worked with schools and organizations in the downstate area. Custom coursework for learning sustainable skills are readily developed for our participants.

What sustainable skills are you interested in learning/sharing?

This season we invite you to participate in:
1)Interior design of the new greenhouse: building tables, installing electric and plumbing -Jan/Feb
2)Winter greenhouse/garden management -Jan-March
3)Planting seedlings and preparing the spring garden -Jan-April
4)Crop rotation and intensive cover cropping -March/April
5)Poultry care and incubation -March/April
6)Natural Beekeeping -Feb-May
7)Solar panel installation -Coming this summer

The Southern Illinois region provides great opportunities for outdoor recreation including: many lakes, hiking trails, rock climbing sites, natural beauty, and much more. Major cities, including St Louis are within driving distance. Helpers will be accepted based on an application and interview process.

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