Living Roots Farm and EcoVillage is located on a beautiful 75 acre property near Patoka Lake/French Lick/Paoli, IN. This historic farm has 3 barns, a bunkhouse, a community center, more than 10 springs (including a spring house), good fencing, good soil, a pond, forest, and beautiful rolling pastures. In just about 3 years on the new land, we have built three greenhouses, 6 cabins (including an earthen clay-slip, earth bag dome), an 1800 ft. deer fence, farm stand, outdoor kitchen, produce shed, U-Pick strawberry patch, building workshop, walk-in fridge, and earthen grow room. We are in the process of building more off-grid cabins (tiny home village), creating more gardens and orchards, digging a pond, and being creative in many other ways!
In addition to growing lots of produce, we also have chickens, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, one dog, and two cats.
We have a strong vision of creating this off-the-grid farming community (all new structures are off-the-grid), supplying most of our food (already doing much of that), and being our own group of empowered healers (currently have weekly massage and yoga classes for all residents).
We have the present need for the following people (amongst others):
Assistant Farm Manager (Full time stipend position - under direction of Farm Leader)
Maintenance (Part time position)
We operate a CSA and market farm, sell grass-fed beef, run both farming/healing arts and natural building apprenticeship programs and offer a variety of workshops
This website is designed to paint a picture of what we are in the process of creating. We hope that you enjoy this tour! If you are interested in becoming involved, please take a few moments to read these pages to see if you are a good fit for our community.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback. We look forward to meeting you!