Volunteer at an organic Peony farm on the amazing Kenai Peninsula in Alaska ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Hospitality exchange in Alaska โ€“ We are a three plus acre peony farm. We have been accepting volunteers for 8 years and host people from all over the world. We grow organic veggies for the dinner table. We always have building projects going on. English, French, Spanish, Bambara is spoken our the farm. All volunteers join us at the dinner table every night for a healthy meal. I am a retired chef. Cooking lessons are freely given. We dabble in hydroponics, water collection, weaving, knitting, making perfumes and soaps and anything else that sounds fun.

What category best describes your hosting arrangement? ๐Ÿก
  • Private/Individual/family
Location – Where is your volunteer project located?๐ŸŒ

Just outside of Homer Alaska, USA

What are you looking for help with?
  • Building ๐Ÿ› 
  • Farming/Gardening ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ„
  • General Help ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ
What’s the mission of your community? ๐ŸŽฏ

An ongoing open exchange of ideas to help make life more sustainable.

We value and encourage personal responsibility. Our farm is in a beautiful location surrounded by Alaskan nature. You can see the ocean and the river is just a couple miles down the hill. We don’t fence and we are organic. Duties include Watering, weeding, feeding, harvesting, and packaging for shipment. Building projects, currently a Himalayan greenhouse is the main project. We are adding irrigation sustained by solar pumps.

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Volunteers with disabilities โ™ฟ

Our farm and location make it difficult for someone with mobility issues. If you are mobile we are happy to talk with you!

How many volunteers could you host? ๐ŸŽŽ
  • More than two
When do you usually need volunteers? ๐Ÿ“…
  • May thru September
How many hours of help per day? โฑ
  • 6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? ๐ŸŒ’
  • 5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations ๐Ÿ“

We start in the field around 8 am.

Duties vary as the flowers come in. Weed, water, and feed is a regular chores. As the plants get bigger we do sidebudding, culling, deadheading and then harvesting. All the flowers are sorted and stored in the cooler for sale in the lower 48 states.

Lunch at noonish. We all eat at the house together. I make a high-protein vegetarian soup every day. Lots of P&J on homemade bread. Yes, you will learn to make bread. After lunch is gardening, hydroponic and building projects.

Rainy days weaving, knitting, languages, perfumes, soaps and ??? You never know.

Are accommodation and food included? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide? ๐Ÿ•
  • Dormitory/shared rooms ๐Ÿ›Œ
  • Private room for a couple ๐ŸŽŽ
  • Tent ๐ŸŽช
Diet – nutrition information ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅค

I am a retired chef adamant about cooking from scratch. We use as much as we can from the gardens and the woods. Vegetarian is available. Any other dietary restrictions are welcome but must fend for them selves on special needs. I am lacose intolerant so dairy is minimal. I make at milk. I make oatmeal every morning, pastries as time allows, fresh homemade bread always available. Fruit as available in Alaska. NO to go food.

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Fee transparency ๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ”

Zero zilch Nadda!!! to be on the farm have a bed to sleep in and three homemade meals.

We have a vehicle we allow licensed drivers to use for town trips. We ask for 20 bucks per trip and replace the gas. This makes it possible to keep the car legal and running.

VISA SUPPORT – Are you able to assist with visa support, or provide invitation letters? ๐Ÿ›‚

No! we cannot help with Visa/invitation letters – similar requests will be ignored. โŒ

Volunteers’ benefits ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

We offer a certificate of completion for those staying at least two weeks.

Visits to other farms are available throughout the summer. Including animals, and artists. Language exchanges and cultural experiences from us, our neighbours and other volunteers. We try to have a diverse group at any given time.

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What are the available activities during free time? ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฆ’

Hiking, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, glacier viewing and hiking. Bike ride if you dare. Many many indoor activities for rainy days

Language ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

English

Geography ๐ŸŒณ

Dense forest of Sitka spruce and hemlock. Alder, willows line the creeks. Tons o wildflowers including roses, fireweed, chocolate lillys, lupine and a lot more. We are about 900 ft close to the Anchor river and 15 minutes from the ocean. Hilly!!

How to get to your site โœˆ ๐Ÿ—บ

Fly to Anchorage, then you can fly to Homer on a small plane or take a beautiful 5 hour bus ride. We pick you up in Homer.

Is there internet access? ๐ŸŒ

Yes!

“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists? ๐ŸŽŽ

Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests ๐Ÿ‘Œ


CONTACT DETAILS ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง


If you are interested in this hospitality exchange in Alaska, please email voluntouring.freelist@gmail.com. Include a brief introduction about yourself and use “Alaskan Peonies Farm Volunteer Project” as the email subject. We’ll swiftly provide you with the host’s contact details!

hospitality exchange in Alaska

hospitality exchange in Alaska


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Author: Voluntouring staff

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