Unadilla Community Farm
Background and visions
I would like to live in:
Any sustainable settlement
Small rural community
A project to life:
I'm involved in an established project
I'm happy to be contacted by other users.
Looking for theese experiences:
temporary communal living
I would like to collaborate in:
Any likeminded organisation
Ecovillage support project
Communal neighbourhood garden
Organic food cooperative
Organic gardening, natural building, homesteading off-the-grid.
Actual work situation:
Unadilla Community Farm was founded in 2013 by a group of farmhands and craftspeople dedicated to the goals of the back-to-the-land movement. Our goal is to provide organic fruits and vegetables to local markets while living self-sufficiently and sustainably, in harmony with the natural world. We are starting from scratch on 12 acres of beautiful fields and forest, adjacent to protected forest land and Amish country. A creek and river run along the perimeter of the land. We are 10 minutes from Edmeston, a quaint rural town in upstate New York. We are seeking volunteers interested in disconnecting from the mainstream, learning to support ourselves by growing our own organic vegetables, utilizing natural building methods to construct our barn and dwelling structures, making our own household products like soap and shampoo, and reviving traditional agricultural and lifestyle practices. We are eager to learn new skills, like beekeeping, weaving, and candle making, and welcome volunteers who can teach these practices to the community and improve upon our self-sufficiency. We intend to hold workshops (building, gardening, soap making, crafts, etc.) for the public and to sell our products at local farmers' markets. We're organized as an agricultural cooperative, and our members share equally in the ownership and decision-making of the farm. For us, this distinction is fundamental to our vision of a sustainable community - we believe that every job merits equal dignity, no matter how small.