barn-raising work party 2006

barn-raising work party 2006

As WWOOF volunteers in New Zealand several years ago, we had the good fortune to gain first hand farming experience on several different farms. The skills and knowledge we picked up during our WWOOFing time encouraged us to pursue our own dream of having a farm, and we want to help others to further their goals by spending time on a working farm like ours. This is definitely a two-way street because taking care of our farm animals and all of our acreage and projects can certainly be a large task, so we are always grateful to meet up with folks who can share some time and skills with us, along with meals and interesting conversations!

Volunteer and WWOOFing Opportunities

day visits…

We often get inquiries from folks interested in coming out to see the farm and help out for a few hours. We can sometimes accommodate these requests (during any season) if we have enough notice and if it works out with our schedules. Contact us directly to see if we can arrange a day visit for a mutually-agreeable date.

short stays…

During spring and summer we have opportunities for 1-2 people at a time to come stay at the farm (plenty of room for tent camping, as well as an on-site camper…we’ll provide the food) and help us out in exchange for a view of the day-to-day life on a working farm.  These are perfect for folks who live in the Portland area and might want to come out for a weekend, or for people passing through who want to work and stay on a farm for a few days to a week.  Contact us directly for more information about this, or check our blog for updates about our volunteer needs.

longer stays…

This year, we will be considering applicants interested in staying for 2-3 weeks during spring, summer and possibly early fall. This opportunity is good for people who want to get a more in-depth understanding of life on a working farm. We’ll only be accepting one person at a time for the longer-term farm stays. Accommodations will either be our on-site camper, or your own tent if you prefer. If you are interested, please email us and include a basic bio, including relevant schooling and experience, and why you are interested in volunteering on Mossback Farm.

Please note, we have a resident dog and 2 cats living on our farm, and we can not take on volunteers who bring their own dogs. Thanks for understanding.

work parties…

From planting trees to blackberry eradication to restoring our pond to building new farm structures, our project list is endless.

Fortunately we have a great group of friends and customers who graciously come out from time to time to help us out. You just bring sturdy clothes, shoes, and gloves, and we’ll supply the tools, lunch, and a project to tackle.

We’ll post work parties here on the blog, and also will usually send out email notification.