Birdsfoot Farm

Birdsfoot Farm

Not Available for spring 2022

Community Mentor: 

Agency and Placement Location: 1263 County Route 25, Canton, NY 13617

Transportation: Need Own Transportation, this means that CBL did not automatically reserve a SLU vehicle. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to access available resources to secure transportation. In these cases, a placement site is considered within walking/biking distance, or is within five miles of campus. Here are some alternative transportation options to consider: use a personal car that you are an insured driver for, walk, or bike. In some cases, it is possible to reserve a university vehicle from the regular fleet. *Contingent on its availability, students may also be able to reserve the CBL van. In order to utilize this form of transportation, students MUST complete SLU's Driver Certification training. The CBL office does not endorse the idea of students carpooling in personal vehicles. It is especially important that students understand the risks associated with carpooling. Carpooling should only be considered after all other options have been exhausted; when carpooling is necessary, both the driver and any riders must complete transportation waivers.

Mission:  According to its website, "We are here at Birdsfoot Farm to create a sustainable, peaceful, nourishing life together with the land. We create this by working together in collaborative group process - each person influences our vision with her/his energy and interests. We practice sustainability by sharing and conserving resources. We open our community to share our knowledge and experiences of sustainable life skills. We are learners as well as teachers and encourage the exchange of ideas. We balance work, play, and time for ourselves. We are not dogmatic. We each decide our own "convenience needs", but there is a general understanding that we are trying to live simply."

Projects:

  • Harvesting
  • Weeding
  • Apple picking and pressing
  • Many other farm related activities

Required Dress, Paperwork, and Training:

  • Long pants
  • Old clothes
  • No cell phone use, except in emergency or taking photos for CBL purposes (must get photo/video release form)

Website: http://birdsfootfarm.weebly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birdsfoot-Farm/329410543821672