OLANA ORGANIC FARM
Helping People Experience the Source & Beauty of Food & Wellness
We are regularly seeking individuals or couples interested in long-term, in-depth internships in tropical gardening and small scale farming. Our intention is to provide an rich educational experience -- from seeding, planting, weeding, and propagation to composting, bed preparation, farm maintenance, and farm product marketing.
There is ample opportunity to learn practical methods of healing the earth and sustainable agriculture in a tropical environment. We are looking for positive and enthusiastic individuals to assist with the stewardship of our land and the marketing of our products. Four to six volunteers are needed on a year-round basis since it is warm and growing activity is continuous. We have a two week mutual trial period where we can each check out the arrangement and see if it is a good match. If so, we will discuss what type of commitment we can each agree upon.
In exchange for 20 hours of hard work per week, volunteers have access to a rustic cabin or 10 x 20 covered tent platform (accommodations depend on availability), outdoor solar hot shower, indoor toilet, cooking facilities, fresh food from the farm, and high-speed wireless internet access. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children or pets at this time. We ask that you refrain from using tobacco products while working/living on the farm.
If you are interested in being a part of this growing community, please contact Tim O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your visit.
Please understand that we receive quite a few applications so we may be slow to respond during busy times. We prefer longer-term commitments (3-9 months) with the right individuals.
“Thank you Olana Ohana family for welcoming me into your community over the last 3 months. I have grown stronger, lost some weight, been bitten by a couple of centipedes, read too many books to mention, learned a model of how a farm can operate from seed to harvest to market, and planted more than 3000 turnips and pok choi. It’s been such a lovely experience at the farm, and I’m sad to leave my family here and this magical land. To those who come, remember to grab it by the “nut,” there is always another bean you just can’t see in the camouflage of leaves.”
~Sprouts, September 2011