Visitors are Welcome
We view Tui as a microcosm of the world…love, service, conflict, navigating between individual and collective interests and finding effective ways to contribute fully and to meet needs are part of our human dance. At Tui we endeavour to operate through communication more than rules…we attempt to emphasize personal responsibility and invite you to be a part of this co-creation, nobody is in control and we’re all important to the journey.
Tui is a place that tends to support self-empowerment … it isn’t a place that leads you by the hand … we are all (in our flawed, divine, unique human ways) experimenting with being the change we want to see.
Here are a few ways to engage in this experiment we call Tui Community:
Tui Garden Group, Land Group and Orchard Educational/Work Exchange Visitor
Upcoming Intern and Wwoofing periods at Tui are:
31 October – 12 December (6-week Internship)
18 January – 1 February 2017 (2-week Community wwoofing incl for Tui DeLight Festival)
20 February – 3 April 2017 (6-week Internship)
17 April – 29 May 2017 (6-week Internship)
During community wwoofing, we will host up to 4 work exchange visitors we call Kaimahi, each staying a minimum of two weeks for educational and hands-on experiences. Work is 6 hours per day, 4 days per week (Tues-Fri). In exchange we offer shared accommodation in the community house and vegetarian food, incl fruit and vegetables from Tui land. Our work exchange visitors (Kaimahi) may have the opportunity to experience:
. Land Maintenance Group. These are general farm tasks; cutting grass, noxious weed control, road and track maintenance, some heavy lifting (stacking firewood, rocks and materials), painting buildings and clearing culverts.
· The Tui Orchard. Pruning, weeding, feeding and mulching around trees. Harvesting fruit and processing as appropriate.
· Living in a rural community on a day-to-day basis, tasks might include cooking community meals, childcare, cleaning and an openness to experience a different lifestyle.
If you’re interested in either community wwoofing or the internship, please let us know your gardening and land work experience, background in Permaculture and organic growing, any community living experience and any special skills you can offer. You must have your own gear; gumboots, garden/work gloves and clothes to get dirty. Contact Tyson, our Visitor Coordinator by email only at email@example.com
Tui Personal/Special Project Visitor
There can be many projects happening on Tui at any given moment, some can be communal projects, others private. There may be opportunities to join in some of these. Please contact the following leader/host directly.
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