NOW BOOKING FOR 2019!
April 15th - October 15th
This is a small-scale, regenerative farm located on a 10 acre homestead amidst beautiful rolling hills of farmland in northern California, approx 45 miles northeast of Sacramento. The farm was founded in 2012 by Tammi Riedl, who’s training in biodynamic farming at Rudolph Steiner College inspired her to leave her "corporate" career in finance, mid-life, to pursue her passion as a full-time steward of the land – to develop a regenerative farm, grow organic produce for her local community and teach regenerative agriculture.
We incorporate organic, biodynamic, permaculture and regenerative practices in our operations to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers that are distributed through our vintage market farm stand in downtown Lincoln, local food hubs, grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants, casinos and businesses. We are also dedicated to providing healthy food to our local families in need through the Placer Food Bank.
We have a small flock of chickens for egg production and other animals including our thoroughbred broodmare, her companion Tennessee Walker gelding, a very friendly mammoth jack donkey, an alpaca, our lab, border collie and two farm cats. We love all of our animals and the energy they bring to the farm!
We are looking for individuals interested in learning about our farming practices and operations through a volunteer stay, learn, work exchange. Preferred length of stay is two to four weeks. Individual volunteer time required is 30 hours per week. Our work schedule is typically six days per week, 8a to 12:30p and then 1/2 hr for afternoon/evening animal and greenhouse care. Depending on the length of your stay, you will learn and perform tasks related to crop production planning, greenhouse care, seed planting, bed preparation, transplanting, irrigation management, fertilization, weeding, harvesting, post harvest handling, packing, cover cropping, composting, egg processing and daily animal care. Other projects may include landscaping, permaculture systems and infrastructure development.
Farm stay includes a private room for 1-2 people, shared half bath and shared full bath with shower on main floor, utilities, laundry, internet, and access to community living areas including media and zen rooms. Helpers are welcome to eat vegetables and eggs produced on the farm, pantry staples (rice, pasta, dry beans, oats) and seasoning. All other food, snacks, beverages, toiletries and laundry supplies are to be provided by helpers.
We are located in rural Lincoln, approx. 15 min drive to town, so it is necessary that you have your own transportation as needed for grocery shopping and personal outings. We are excited to host non-tobacco-smoking, self-directed individuals who will take initiative, follow directions, work independently, make suggestions and are interested in learning and sharing their own expertise.