FUNNY FARMER HANDBOOK
IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE SIGNING UP
Funny Farmers are the cornerstone of Global Tribe’s activities. I mean, the Tribal Goji field is what has been keeping us up and running, and making everything we do here possible. This is why it’s important for everyone who signs up for this role to be committed during their length of stay. So here’s what the Funny Farmer has to know before you begin. We know it’s a lot, but it’s important that you know what you’re getting into. Now, who said the revolution was easy?
FUNNY FARMER JOB SCOPE
MINDFUL HARVESTING OF TRIBAL GOJIS (JULY–OCTOBER)
During harvest months, the whole Global Tribe is involved in working on the fields.
(5 hours) Mindful Goji picking begins at sunrise, usually 7 am.
During picking, it is important to send your best energies and good vibes into the Gojis, simply because this is what we’re sending out to the world. It’s our message, it’s our love, and it’s our little revolution. And everyone who eats our Tribal Gojis can feel this.
(1 hour) After picking, Funny Farmers will perform a Goji quality check, weigh them, and pack them.
Total work every weekday is about 6 hours. Weekend is party time! Woohoo!
The Funny Farmer will also be initiated into the biodynamic way of life – the highest, most natural form of sustainable farming.
You will help in preparing our medicinal homeopathic potions and feeding them to our crops. We mix herbs, extracts, and minerals to create fertilisers and natural pesticides.
You will also be involved in helping to turn our compost and animal poop into powerful fertilisers. Yes, it smells. Everything is a cycle, and everything is one. So flow with it baby.
You will be learning about how astrology governs our way of farming and living. It might not be your cup of chai, but we’re doing our best to revive the ancient wisdom of biodynamic farming. Try it with us, you’ll see just how well it works!
Love, respect, feed and care for our dogs, cats, chickens, bees and even worms. They are all part of the whole ecosystem and they are as important as all the humans living here.
Our lovely garden is also home to orange trees, olive trees, different vegetables, herbs, nuts, spices, fruits, and flowers. Funny Farmers also help to keep them healthy and happy.
This includes watering, weeding, rotation of crops, planting crop cover, trimming, pruning, sowing new seeds and sprouts, nursing etc. You know, all to make our natural community grow well and live well.
GLOBAL TRIBE VIBE
Biodynamic living and farming is a full-time commitment. We are not a free hostel. When you pick a date to come, we’ll start planning you into our schedule so that we’re sure that we can have every area taken care of at Global Tribe. If you’re unable to commit to the date and full duration of stay, please do not sign up yet. Every little cancellation / postponement makes things really messy for our day-to-day operations. The minimum stay required is 4 weeks, because every new Tribe member will take at least a day or two to be properly introduced to everything and get used to how things work.
Farm work is hard work. If you don’t like getting your hands dirty, muscles aching, and body sweaty, it will be difficult for you here.
Being independent is important. Yes, we are a community, but everyone needs to pull their own weight in order for progress to be possible.
We work for about 6 hours every weekday. Weekends are rest days for everyone! Woohoo!
“Work” doesn’t end when farm work ends. To keep a living space clean and beautiful, we need everyone to be mindful of their own surroundings, footprints, waste, and impact. We clean up after ourselves, serve one another, share openly, and take care of one another.
GOOD VIBES ONLY
We are a hardworking and loving community, with our hearts and minds tuned in to sustainable living, mindfulness, spiritual growth, compassion, and oneness. These are not just words we heard from some Buddhist podcast, but our way of being. We’re not saints here, but we do try our best.
At times, we might be up to 30 people living together in Global Tribe. Disagreements can, of course, happen. But what’s important is that we remember that we’re all here to learn from one another, respect one another, and love one another. Well, how can we talk about world peace when we can’t even make it happen with a handful of us?
Go ahead, take initiative! See something that you want to improve? It could be as simple as a new shelf, a new sign, or a new way of doing things better. Ask the Tribe if they’re cool with it and go for it!
Stay positive! You should be a highly motivated and driven being! When the going gets tough, pick your head up, smile, let out a loud fart, laugh, and push on. Good vibes are super important, and it spreads! So shine on baby, and see the Tribe shine with you.
FOOD & STUFF
All meals are vegetarian meals, and as much as possible, what’s in our plates is also from our own garden. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance and bring along your own food. Meals are usually prepared for the whole Tribe at one time, so it could be difficult to cater to everyone’s individual needs.
Bring whatever medication or first aid that you need.
It can get hot as (insert any hardcore word), so bring summer clothes, swimwear, a hat, and sunscreen.
Get cosy. Bring your own sleeping bag, hammocks, bed sheets and bug spray (trust us, farmers know best).
All toiletries have to be biodegradable. We take care of what we put into our bodies, so let’s also be mindful of what we return to the ground.
If you’ve got a car or caravan and prefer to sleep in it, you’re very welcomed to park in our space!
SIGN UP HERE!
SPACES AVAILABLE: 30, MINIMUM STAY: 4 WEEKS
We also welcome long-term stayers and those who would like to talk to us more about becoming our neighbours! Contact us here!