Farm Palmer, United States

53 reviews53

Organic farming in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska

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Connect with nature
46 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
40 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Help on the farm varies by season. In the Spring we spend our time prepping the field, sowing seeds, growing transplants, cultivating those seeds in the field, weeding, and watering. As we move into summer and fall helpers will have the opportunity to harvest and sell the fruits and vegetables that have been growing the past few months at the local farmers’ markets.

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  • Beginner English
  • Between 24 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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53 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 46 Get in touch with nature
  • 40 Meeting international travelers
  • 36 Developing environmental awareness
  • 32 Learning about sustainability
  • 31 Meeting locals
  • 28 Immersing in the local culture

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 10 3. Good health and well-being
  • 5 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 5 17. Partnerships for the goals

United States


It took me awhile to settle in but once I did I wasn't ready to leave (I have extended my stay from 2 weeks to over 5) Vern, Randy and Shane have been incredibly chill, accommodating, and flexible hosts that want to make sure we get the most out of this experience. The work/life balance and communal living is so refreshing and it's because of the example Vern, Randy and Shane set. They make us amazing meals everyday and do most of the work on the farm you can tell they all really care about. Nothing feels like a chore when everyone genuinely enjoys the work and wants to pitch in :)

5 days ago

United States


Amazing experience. Living communally, eating incredible meals together, adventuring, hiking, swimming, working on the farm, and more — everything was so good for the soul. Definitely recommend. I miss it already.

16 days ago

United States


The farm was an amazing experience during the harvest season. Vern is a wonderful host being layed back, kind, generous, accepting and very knowledgeable. I felt so very welcomed there by everyone. The vibe was so peaceful & loving.Randy, Verns #1 Farm hand knows the farm extensively and is a person of genuine kindness & generosity. His daily meal preps were out of this world & his guidance on the daily farm activities were phenomenal. Shane, Alaskan born & raised is Verns other farm assistant with a vibrant fun personality.This was the BEST experience of my life.Lifelong friends made.

23 days ago

United States


This was an amazing experience for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the farm. Everyone here is so welcoming. They are all easy going and considerate human beings. I loved the farm. It is gorgeous and produces the most beautiful organic produce.. It was a pleasure to assist in bringing this healthy, delicious food to the farmers market and our own table. ☮️

29 days ago

United States


100% recommend! Im a shy person so i was nervous about traveling on my own & fitting in with new people but from the second Vern picked me up from the airport, I felt welcome. This place can easily turn into a home away from home (it already has for so many people). The work on the farm is easy & rewarding, although be prepared to be covered in dirt. Theres always something fun to do including hikes, camping, going into town, exploring other cities in alaska, etc. Vern, Randy, & Shane make everyone feel like a little family & although I flew home today, I'm already wishing I could return.

about 2 months ago

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Hosted by Vern

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