Inwood Community Farm
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About Our Farm
WHO WE ARE: Inwood Community Farm is a registered non-profit, providing food and education to those in need. Located in the foothills of Mt. Lassen in Northern California, the area has much to offer on your well-deserved time off. The farm is on an old country road, a rural area which almost takes you back in time. We have an amazing small network of dedicated volunteers involved to help make the garden run, but we need more hands and we love outside perspectives. We have had amazing luck with volunteer contributions bring new and fresh ideas and new skills!
ICF consists of a garden with vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, and flowers, which are all grown with organic practices. There are also pigs, chickens, bees, cows and horses on the farm. We sell produce, and occasionally some arts/crafts to help keep the farm going (about 25% of our produce goes to market), but we aim to mainly harvest to donate to food banks and our local medical center’s diabetic patients. We created a ‘sister garden’ at a school for youth with behavioral challenges, and invite them up for various programs. We also offer the garden as an educational space for home-school groups and others, as a way of engaging with the community.
THIS SEASONS SPECIAL NEEDS (2019 Spring/Summer season): This year we have had more of a challenge keeping the farm running smoothly. First, with all the odd weather at the start of our growing season (loss of crops due to unseasonable snows and hail storms) followed by our “Farm Lead” diagnosed with a very rare condition/ brain tumor in May, that has taken the majority of her ability to work the garden away from her while she heals from brain surgery!! She is doing well (just ask her, she will smile and tell you as much!) but while she was in the hospital, we fell behind greatly! More than ever, we are incredibly grateful for everyone willing to put in some time helping out at the farm.
Since we are 30 minutes from town and off the beaten path, it is hard to get solid volunteer help. We are looking at our WWOOFers as dependable help for general garden work including but not limited to rototilling, weeding, mowing, weed-eating, amending soil, planting, working the greenhouse, and harvesting. If you have experience with, or an interest in any aspect of animal husbandry, we are happy to offer time with the animals as well…
WE WELCOME OUTSIDE KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS! We welcome YOUR creativity! Have an idea for the garden you’d like to take the lead on? We love to see new ideas come to life! Our hope is to start offering more educational workshops throughout the season. Do you have a special skill or knowledge you’d like to share with others? Teach a workshop for experience if you’d like! If you are interested in doing so, let us know when you contact us and we will start getting the word out for a upcoming workshop!
Ideas for workshops include Yoga, art, herbs, identifying useful weeds in the garden, “how to” classes like crafts, planting etc… have another idea you’d like to share? Please msg us!
THE AREA: On your time away from the farm, the surrounding area is full of outdoor opportunities! SO MANY places to discover and fall in love with!
Mt. Lassen National Park is just up the hill about 35 minutes. The mountain itself is an active volcano- the southern most in the Cascade Range. Nearby areas also offer world-class outdoor activities including fly-fishing; there are many lakes, rivers, and streams. Wh