If you are interested in visiting us, we ask that you follow a few procedures to ensure that your visit is pleasant for you as well as for us.

Never just “drop in” or “show up” for any reason. Best case, this is kind of annoying. Worst, it gives us the creeps. Please respect that Acorn is our home, first and foremost – when people drop in without an invitation, we ask them to leave. With that said, we LOVE to have visitors and invite you to contact us!

Day visits can be scheduled on shorter notice, but longer visits should be booked a few weeks to a few months in advance. The further into the future that you want to visit, the more likely that we will have space to accommodate you. We limit our number of guests, especially in the winter, for reasons of space and privacy.

 

Update, May 2016:  We have a full schedule of long-term visitors for the summer (if no one cancels on us, at least).  This is the soonest that you could possibly be scheduled in our current system and fullness:

Short-term work exchangers and tours: throughout the summer, but it depends on when you’d like to come visit — we’re most likely to say yes if you give us flexible timing within a month window.

3-month seed-saving interns:  August through October / flexible to September through November

New membership visitors:  September or later.

6-month interns:  January 2017 or later.

 

Tour:  Tours are about one hour long, showing our land, business and buildings, and could also include participating in a meal, work party, or other community events occurring on that day.   There is a suggested donation of $5 per tour.  Find out more…

Work Exchange Work exchangers come to stay at Acorn anywhere from two days to three weeks, to come help us out with projects and seasonal work while getting a taste of life in community.  Find out more…

Membership Visit: Those who want to apply for membership must stay at Acorn for at least three weeks, go through our clearness process, and be accepted for membership by every current member of the community. Prospective members are also encouraged to consider a tour or work exchange to get to know us before their three-week visit. Find out more…

InternshipInterns can learn, participate, and work at Acorn for up to six months.  After the first three weeks on the farm, interns go through our clearness process and then continue self-directed, community-assisted projects for the remainder of their internship.  Find out more…