Want to be part of the local food and small farm movement, get closer to nature and your food source, all while taking part in community?
Or maybe you just want to learn how to grow your own food or want to live a more regenerative lifestyle.
Three Goats Farm is launching its first year of Community Farming. This is an opportunity for you to get your feet wet, without diving in. We are offering the chance to be involved in food production from first seed to harvest and preserving, but with minimal commitment of time and resources from you.
What the program offers:
- Working side by side with experienced farmers
- Weekly produce take home (every week that you contribute hours)
- Weekly instruction on topics related to farming and permaculture
- Lunch on the days you work
- A calendar of community events including:
- Annual weekend campout
- Harvest Dinner Party
- River Day (Rafting the Clackamas culminating with a beach bbq upon landing at our private beach)
- Jam Sessions and other impromptu celebrations our community creates
- Hands on participation in cooking and preserving (krauts, pickles, sauces, jams, dried foods, etc.)
- Discounts and first come for future CSA membership
- We ask for an average of 10-15 hours per month of time at the farm (or remotely where helpful). Hours can be worked in increments that work for you; however we like you to sign up at least the week before and try to stick with your commitments.
- You pay $250 to help us purchase tools, seeds, manure, irrigation, animal feed, etc. (we ask half when you sign up and half at orientation). Scholarships are available where needed.
- You bring your enthusiasm, knowledge, skills, and curiosity
- Tell your friends and help us grow
No land? No problem! You can still be a farmer and permaculturist. Join a community that is having fun, learning, growing, and making a difference.
Examples of topics we might cover:
- Compost tea making and applying
- Starting a worm bin and maintaining it
- Oyster mushroom cultivation
- Mushroom log inoculation
- Soil preparation
- Seed starting, planting, and transplanting
- Irrigation maintenance
- Harvesting crops
- Pollinator hedgerow implementation
- Orchard maintenance and understory planting
- Preserving food (jams, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickling, canning)