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Farm Palmer, United States

5.0
20 reviews20

Organic farming in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska


Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
16 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
14 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

20h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
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Insurance
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The Experience

Work on the farm varies by season. In the Spring we spend our time prepping the field, sowing seeds, growing transplants, cultivating those seeds in the field, weeding, and watering. As we move into summer and fall helpers will have the opportunity to harvest and sell the fruits and vegetables that have been growing the past few months at the local farmers’ markets.

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Requirements

  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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20 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Farm

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

16 Get in touch with nature

14 Developing environmental awareness

14 Meeting international travelers

13 Learning about sustainability

11 Immersing in the local culture

10 Meeting locals

United States

5

This being my first work exchange I’m truly impressed how generous Randy and Vern were. They looked at me as family. They made me feel like I was at home for the 8 weeks I was there. My time at Stockwell Farm was beyond memorable. The cooking, hiking, and the markets were phenomenal. Another highlight was having meals together, it really established a better connection with everyone. For the people thinking about this work exchange I would highly recommend. Truly an experience of a life time!

11 days ago

Spain

5

Vern and Randy have created a true home for travelers. I can't be more glad to have spent a month there! Alaska it's a magical place, with stunning views, and amazing hikes. I've felt very connected to the earth and if you add the good company and amazing food it turns out to be the perfect experience!! The vegetables are huge due to the many hours of sun in summer, it was so funny to sell them in the farmer's market and see the people's reactions to the zucchini's size! I felt at home, they were inclusive and always flexible about the volunteer's needs, they've big hearts and amazing souls:)

17 days ago

Dominican Republic

5

This experience exceeded our expectations! We just arrived home and we are greatly happy for this opportunity. Stockwell Farm is a place were you enjoy every single day! Vern is an amazing person, so generous and flexible with everyone, always share knowledge and answer any question we may have. The job on the field is so fun and the nature that surround the area is incredible! Randy is Vern's right hand, is so dedicated to guide the labor and both take care of the food, the activities after work to ensure we enjoy each day of our stay in Alaska, so, we are in love of this place! Thank you!!

18 days ago

United States

5

My time at Stockwell Farm was honestly one of the best experiences I've had in my life. Everyone at the farm was so kind and welcoming. Vern and Randy are awesome. They go above and beyond to accommodate everyone's needs and made me feel right at home. I really appreciated the group activities/meals because brought everyone closer together. There's not a thing I would change about my experience. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves being outdoors and has the desire to learn more about agriculture. I left the farm with so much gratitude, new friends, and a desire to return ASAP!

about 2 months ago

Argentina

5

My experience here was a wonderful one. Pretty life changing! The individuals at the farm are really amazing beings ❤️❤️. I learned so much from Vern about sustainability and our relationship to earth. I really got to connect with nature, myself, and others in a deep way. I felt very welcomed and taken care of here, I highly recommend this place for anyone who’s seeking to experience the true essence of Alaska and also deep healing in nature surrounded by

4 months ago

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