Unadilla Community Farm's Profile

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A Little about Me

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 use natural building methods and source our building materials locally. We get our lumber from the mountain down the road, and our Amish neighbors mill it for us. We welcome volunteers with all levels of experience, with a dedicated work ethic, open mind, commitment to sustainability, and desire to learn together as a community how we can forge a new life independent of mainstream consumer culture.

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My Build Projects

2016 was our third season. We finished the white cedar staggered shingle roof. This initial structure will serve as a sort of "pilot" building for our project: we're testing out a combination of natural building styles and getting...

Building Styles I'm Interested in

Earthship/used tires
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Stone/Flint walls

My Eating Habits

At Unadilla Community Farm, we grow our own organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits and raise free-range chickens for eggs, supplemented with foraged plants and purchased organic vegan staples (e.g. grains, legumes, seeds, nuts, oil, spices). We do not allow sugar, meat, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs on the property.