About.

*Now accepting interns for the 2019 season (May-September).*

Unadilla Community Farm is a 12-acre off-grid organic fruit & vegetable farm and permaculture education center in Upstate New York.

Our accredited internship program has attracted interns from North & South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand. Interns will gain hands-on experience in low-till organic farming, regenerative agroforestry, permaculture, natural building, and food preservation.

We grow a diversity of organic annual and perennial vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, and fruits to sustain us throughout the year. We provide produce to local natural food stores and restaurants in our region, and we offer a CSA program for families in our area. Our orchard consists of over 50 varieties of cold-hardy fruit and nut trees and berries. We also forage for wild foods, and raise chickens for eggs. We follow a whole foods, plant-based, vegetarian/vegan diet.

Additional Information about Accommodations:

We are using natural building methods, plus local and salvaged materials, to construct our farm’s infrastructure. Our completed projects include a mobile chicken tractor and a self-sufficient tiny home with solar panel, rainwater collection, and wood-burning stove. We are in the process of completing a traditional New England timber framed barn on a rammed tire “Earthship” foundation.

Sleeping accommodations include 2 unheated barn loft bedrooms (cots, twin and queen mattresses available), and 2-3 cots/beds in the skoolie (renovated school bus), or you are welcome to pitch your own tent on various tent platforms and camp spots around the property. All vegetarian/vegan meals are provided for interns and typically eaten communally.

We offer free monthly classes for our interns throughout the season, such as soap making, lotions and salves, compost building, foraging/wildcrafting, food preservation (including canning, fermentation, and dehydration), cast iron vegan cooking, and gourd craft.

Contact us for more information and to apply. We are asking our interns to commit to a 1 month minimum stay. We look forward to hearing from you!

Key Stats.

Year founded

2013

Size of project site

4.8 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Catalan

People on site

2 - 13

Dry season

May to September

Wet season

October to April

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • None: Off the grid

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture
    daily

Opportunities

Unadilla Community Farm is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • SEASONAL INTERNS (MAY-SEPTEMBER)
  • LONG-TERM COOP FARM MEMBERS
  • ORGANIC FARMING
  • NATURAL BUILDING
  • PERMACULTURE

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