Last updated: July 6, 2013 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: August 26, 2008
Juniper Hill Farm
(Amherst, Massachusetts, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 2000
- Start Living Together: 2007
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Phone: 413-259 1730
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002
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We are nestled in the Pelham Hills of the Pioneer Valley, an internationally recognized hub of progressive universities, colleges, community and agricultural organizations. We are within walking distance of Sirius Eco-Village and live in a wonderful hillside of neighborhoods called Hearthstone Village.
We are farmer/artists, 1 dog, 2 cats and 4-7 exploring members, interested in sustainable living, taking care of our beloved dairy goats and flock of chickens, edible and medicinal landscaping, creating a botanical sanctuary, land-based businesses, edible mushroom production, Permaculture, and appropriate technology systems.
Our wonderful intern will be taking beekeeping this winter and we will begin to keep bees in the Spring.
We cook and eat in our large country kitchen with views of the farm and Berkshire Mountains, or outside in a beautiful yard with fruit trees and gardens. Both vegetarian and omnivores are welcome. Rooms are available in the farmhouse and apartment. Most of our meals are seasonal, local and organic. We are lucky to have two gourmet cooks, and food is spectacular here!
We are looking for people who are good communicators, emotionally and financially balanced, and free from major addictions like alcohol, etc. We particularly want Carpenters, Farmers, and Permaculture enthusiasts. We’re building an addition to the barn to make herbal teas, tinctures and house an art studio.
Our main directions on the farm include humane livestock keeping, animal husbandry, keeping chickens and selling organic eggs, making cheese, keifer, rustic arbors and sculptures, yogurt and homesteading in general. We get along best with people who have a deep commitment to personal and spiritual growth and co-creating peace in our communities and the larger world.
Practicing consicous communication, loving kindness, empathy, and humor with rewarding hard work inspires our daily process of living together. We all need our space, too, and there are several options and ways of creating what we need individually.
Send us a detailed description of yourself and what sparked your interest in our farm. Juniperhillhomestead@gmail.com