Volunteer from Februari 2019 till Februari 2020
After having been there for one year, I can say that I have an unconditional love for the farm, for the people that I met there and for Jon, who more than being the owner of the place, he became the person that guided me in the most beautiful self-discovery.
I never thought of being in the farm for than 3 months, but every time that I thought to leave, I discovered a new challenge inside me. From my experience, the most incredible thing about this place is that it gives you opportunities to be present with every part of you. And even better, you can do it in a safe and supportive environment, where you find that there are others feel like you and you are not alone. At Chuckleberry situations that are perceived as obstacles, become a source of learning and allow you to connect more and more with who you really are. In this farm, you are welcome to be yourself without any fear of being judged. In this way, I never felt more free!
So get ready not only to learn about sustainability, or to work in the greenhouse with the most magical and fierce microgreens; to be smelly after hard work in the compost room, or to work outside with the snow in the winter and with all the vegetable in the summer. Prepare yourself for the challenges of self-discovery, for the creation of new relationships that will become like family bonds, for the most healthy connections and communication, to explore the word beyond your barriers, to leave behind for a moment the craziness of social media to be completely enjoying the present moment, to eat delicious and healthy food facing the most beautiful view you can ever have; to start the mornings with a sky painted in orange and blue and to go to the bed with a sky full of stars. Get ready to improve your cooking skills, exercise your body, mind and emotions; to not to be afraid of being vulnerable and to be able to create empathy and compassion for others; to see how the time changes drastically, to have always somebody to support you, to dance, meditate, sitting outside to enjoy the sun or inside next to the chimney; to read a book on the sofa or do yoga in the practice room; to fall in love, laugh, cry, for the most emotional moments of happiness, joy and peace, and for a journey full of adventures and love.
Being part of the Chuckleberry community is something that I will never forget!