Chengwatana Farm is pleased to be a Host Farm under the auspices of WWOOF (Worldwide Workers On Organic Farms); we welcome travelers who want to stay for a time and work with us. Workers have come to us from Holland, Germany, France, and Australia as well as from the United States.
There are so many projects underway at any given time that we confidently say that we can accommodate pretty much any gifts people bring in the way of talent and interests. We specialize in helping workers gain the skills they need to move on to their own endeavors, either in the sustainable farming field or just life in general. The skills that are gained here serve people well in any walk of life.
We usually have a nice mixture of interns from North America and other parts of the world, and their stays usually range from two weeks to two months in length. A one-week probationary period is usually sufficient to determine whether the “fit” is a good one. We are always looking for that special person or couple who would like to become a permanent part of our community.
We can provide training and curriculum for a variety of sustainable farming and life skills if we know ahead of time, whether for personal development or college credit. A good library and plenty of time to use it helps establish an atmosphere of continuing education at Chengwatana Farm.
Days start early during the growing season, but we encourage quiet time in the afternoon to sleep, read, swim, walk, or take a nap. When we are working, we expect people to work hard and not complain. Evening chores can make for some later quitting times.
There is an application process and a background check for prospective interns. We have a zero tolerance for tobacco and illegal drugs; other than that we just demand respect for the people, animals, and property here.