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Kern Family Farm needs volunteers interested in learning about farming

World, North America, USA, North Fork



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 4 volunteers

We are a small family farm in the foothills of the Sierra National Forest. We need help with planting, weeding and harvesting seasonal vegetables, caring for and milking goats, small construction projects like putting up greenhouses, and other tasks necessary to maintain an organic farm and provide healthy produce to our community. We're primarily interested in those who want to learn what it takes to operate a small farm and prefer those able to commit to at least two months.

About the host

Sue (67)

Host since



English, Spanish

We all speak English and know a little Spanish

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

Hansel and Sue Kern have been married 29 years. Hansel is a farmer and stone mason; Sue is an attorney and helps with the family's natural foods store, The Gnarly Carrot. Our son Aaron (age 26) manages the farm and our daughter Becky (age 29) manages the store.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 4 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • camper, motor home

We have two double wide trailers with bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms and several small RVs and other structures. Our visitors each get a private sleeping space but share communal kitchen, bathroom and living area.

  • shared meals

We provide food which our volunteers cook themselves most meals and we share a group lunch during weekday workdays.

  • no money is involved

We exchange room and board for approximately 17 hours/week work and we provide workers comp and pay payroll taxes for the hours worked.