Every Tuesday (except for a few weeks around christmas, and even then we could welcome/work you) there are the Open Workdays.
A full day (9-5) is rewarded with a full veg box, a half day with half. Although for many people the reward is more in connection, health, learning or service, going home with some exceptionally high-power veggies is also pretty cool/useful.
From April til' October the open workdays include morning sessions with yoga phenom, Vanessa.
Our 2020 applications are now open.
If you are seriously resonant with the project and what we stand for/with, if you want immersion in community farm life and close training with our core team then an internship may be good for you!
We want to welcome all visitors. It is best to let us know in advance, but don't let that stop you being spontaneous (so long as it happens between mon-sat 9-5pm)
Visitors should be aware that this is a working farm. Dogs on leashes please.
If you want one of the core team to guide you around the project, see tours. If it's work you're after, see open workday and volunteer.
We are all volunteers here. No-one gets paid (yet). We work because we are drawn, driven and determined to.
You might come for an afternoon or a season, work with animals, vegetables, children and community. You may have certain skills you wish to offer or acquire, or perhaps you just want to shovel and sweat yourself free.
There is limited accommodation and camping space, no hot shower (plenty of rain though) and enough work for everyone.
moy hill farm has grown from a back garden to 67 acres, from 1 family fed to 50+.
What we have learned on this journey might be of use to yours.
Some areas we may be able to help:
woodland and orchards
On the first Saturday of each month we offer a full tour, beginning at 10am in the dome. We start with a hot drink and introduction. Then spend a few hours walking the property sharing what we we have learnt, our plans and dreams. The tour will be hosted by Matt or Fergal and they will be available to answer questions you might have about the moy hill farm project. We will start at the original farm then walking past the lake, the potential campsite, through some woodland fields, the new orchard, the festival field, the new market garden, if we are feeling energised we will walk back through the canopy of secret oaks that are up to 400 years old, finishing off back at dome. This tour is donation based and we welcome all to come, please bring warm dry clothing and wellies. If you would like a private tour or on a different day there is a sliding scale fee please contact us for more details.
We like giving talks and listening, because shoveling alone will not birth a more beautiful world or clearer perception. If your festival, company, institution or grandma wants to share time and words with the moy hill farmers we would be happy to hear from you.
Hometree - our tree planting charity. Help more trees be nursed and planted.
Start your own farm - the moy hill guide to getting up and growing <coming soon>
Learning and Links - useful websites, essays, organizations and information.
NVC - aka Non-Violent Communication. A useful world of processes, practices and insights for more authentic living.
Home-Schooling - We have a weekly home school meeting here at the farm. A new (old) way is gathering.
Starting your own community/farm
We have found study and practice of this modality useful in community and interpersonal relating...
Lovely words about home schooling coming soon...