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Area (ha): 20
Persons: 10
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 19921
Region: West

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Last Updated: February 15, 2020

We are a small farm in the steep hills outside of Jackson CA. Permaculture ethics and principles guide our practices. We have a strong desire to learn through experience and implement these discoveries on a consistent basis.

We are off grid, using wood and solar energy for heating of space and water. Photovoltaic systems create our power. We use solar pumps to irrigate a 5 acre garden and orchard on a steep terraced ridge.

We are looking for helpers to stay for two weeks or longer. The minimum stay is 14 days. Those who wish to and can stay longer will be given higher priority.

We are located in the central Sierra Nevada Foothills. We are close to rock climbing, kayaking, hiking and river experiences. I work manifest a sustainable path which sometimes does not leave much time for recreation. As some have said, "we get after it and take care of business enjoying every moment".

Farm Activities:
We are milling trees which have died due to the drought into lumber and have several building projects going on. We also make toys and pollinator hotels with this lumber We are always mulching, forest thinning and tending, tree planting, vegetable seed starting, terracing, gardening, orchard care, llama, hugelkultur bed creation, irrigation, vegetable and fruit harvest, construction, beekeeping, honey extraction, educational workshops, plant propagation, cooking, cleaning, fun, enjoyment, learning, sharing, etc...

About the proprietor - I am in my early 40s and have worked in agricultural most of my life. I have also worked occasionally as a journalist, professional tour guide, rock climbing rescue worker, interpreter, translator, University of CA Farm Advisor and currently as a Permaculture Design Consultant and project manager. I dedicate the vast majority of my time to this project, which is focused on research and education as well as productivity. I am passionate about education, learning and sharing with others.

I have lived and worked in various parts of Latin America where I maintain close ties with other agriculturalists.

reviews (5)
Helper: William Carbajal Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Guatemala Date: March 5, 2018
After the 30 days that I spent here I've nothing but good things to say about... view complete review

Helper: Jenni Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: June 30, 2015
I spent 2 weeks here in February 2015. It was interesting especially in the t... view complete review

Helper: Sara Munguia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: June 23, 2014
I stayed three weeks here and it was an awesome rewarding experience. Not onl... view complete review

Helper: Peter Rogmark Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: July 21, 2013
Hello! I stayed pretty close to 3 months here and had an overall awesome ti... view complete review

Helper: Jandar laure Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 5, 2013
Sean is one of the most interesting people i have ever met in my life. He is ... view complete review

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