Do you wish to help and learn on a small biodynamic farm in Norway?
We are looking for people who are interested to spend some time with us on the farm and learn about biodynamic/organic farming.
There are plenty of things to do and it is very important to be able to enjoy working and learning new things.
The types of work vary depending on the season of the year.
Some of the activities are:
milking, feeding the cows and horses and mucking out in the cow stable
pasture work (making and repairing fences, ecological weed control)
garden work (preparing the garden beds, planting out, weeding, harvesting)
application of biodynamic preparations in the garden and on the compost
forest work, making firewood
bread baking, food processing
To those living and working with us we can provide organic/biodynamic food, mostly from own production, and simple accomodatio,n but no additional payment, appart from food and accomodation, because most of our work goes to produce what we ourselves use and need (food, firewood...).
We try to be consequent in ecological lifestyle:
We have only dry composting toilets on the farm and a Finnish sauna with a real Finnish sauna stove - no warm shower though!
In winter our rooms get warmed up by wood-firing stoves.
Knowledge of farm work is no condition, but we indeed expect real and earnest interest in biodynamic and ecological farming and lifestyle + a bit of practical sense.
A serious interest and motivation to learn about biodynamic/ecological agriculture is necessary.
If you are interested, please write something about you:
1. We need a short CV of each applicant + a motivation letter (about why you wish to come, your interests in ecological and biodynamic agriculture).
Before applying, please find out more about biodynamic agriculture. The best "beginner" introduction is to be found on the site of the Bio-Dynamic Association of India:
2. Please specify which period you are applying for (when you can come and how long you can stay). The minimum for us is 3 months, because there is a lot to learn.
3. Apply to info (at) bjoerkhaugen.no
As farmers we are very busy, so we only answer those who have a real interest, send a CV and a motivation letter, can stay the minimum 3 months and specify the dates between which they are available.
Remember, this is a farm practice and education, not a job. Job applications will not be answered!
Travel to us:
At www.norwegian.com you will find a lot of low cost flights.
The Norwegian railway www.nsb.no sells cheep net-booked “minipris”-tickets, e.g. Oslo – Trondheim or Göteborg – Trondheim or Bergen Trondheim.
BJØRKHAUGEN BIODYNAMIC FARM