Farm and Homestead:
"When the sun rises I go to work.
When the sun goes down I take my rest.
I dig the well from which I drink.
I farm the soil that yields my food.
I share the creation. Kings can do no more."
- Chinese proverb, ca. 2500BC
Composting: you will learn composting science and put it into
practice, including the safety and how-to’s of composting
Animal Husbandry: We raise goats for milk and meat, rabbits for
meat, and ducks for eggs. These animals are part of our family
homestead. Interns are welcome- though not required- to get
involved with animal care, learning about slaughtering and
butchering, rotational grazing, etc.
Gardens: The land at Koviashuvik provides 70% - 80% of the
food that is consumed here year round. You will be a part of this
intensive system and learn what it is like to have a truly
sustaining garden. Ongoing projects:
-Create new garden beds from forest soil
-Tend and maintain fertility in existing garden beds
-Plant all annuals to be consumed in the coming year
-Work with the timeless trilogy of corn, beans and squash: “The
-Utilize the power of mulch
-Enjoy the fruits of last year’s harvest during the month of May
and the first crops of this year’s harvest during June.
Fermentation: You will make (and become a proponent of!)
sauerkraut, sourdough bread, and kimchi.
Stonework: Stones are a byproduct of gardening! And actually a
gift! You will learn to love and work with them in rock walls and
any structural footings needing to be built at the time.