Waldo Workers supports TGH's Mission by making available a small worksforce that understands the sensibility of and participates in agriculturally based lifesstyles. By connecting folks who need work with folks who need help, those living homestead lifestyles have a support network not readily available from mainstream services geared towards sub-urban lifestyle. Many of the workers are homesteaders, food / fiber artists, small scale farmers and care takers / care givers of one sort or another earning a living in what some call a mosaic / patchwork approach to earning money and useful barters.
Waldo Workers offers those in need of help a gaggle of workers to weed thier garden, gleen their crops, care for their home and creatures while away or just lend a hand when there's too many tomatoes and not enough hands.
For their part, workers have opportunities to earn wages while doing work they're suited for without taking on earning projects that interfere with their priorities.
With a broad base of workers many projects can be accomplished quickly and convivially and most schedules can be accomodated, illustrating the real life experience of many hand make light work.
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The Inn-stead works in concert with other cottage industries to provide a farm stay experience for friends, families, civic clubs and work groups on retreat from urban and sub-urban landscapes.
Part Inn, part homestead, this place hosts recreational trails, daily routines of a small scale diversified farm, workshop space and mentorshipi opportunities. Guests are offered space to involve themselves in systems here that feed, clothe and house sustaining lifestyles... or to simply become familliar with nearby farms that feed them during their stay.
Visitors are encouraged to visit seasonally for rest, reation and enjoyment of the year's progress. INNstead hosts will, upon request, facillitate relationships between guests and local farmers that send folks home with whole foods and ready meals that fill their home larders and freezers, nourishing returning farm stay folks in their daily lives between retreats.
The Town Farm initiative
The Inn-stead here at The Garcelon House means to be a pilot project for reinventing the town farm model for the 21st century by seeding an ag based hospitality cottage industry. We call this project "Joy Town Farm" as Troy was once named Joy. For more information about this initiative, visit the Joy Town Farm portion of this website by clicking on it's link on the site map page.