Symbiosis Ranch Volunteer Opportunities

Symbiosis Ranch — Natural Sustainability

Students have the opportunity to gain internship hours for their program through hands-on learning at the Symbiosis Ranch. Help build everything from sacred geometry gardens to vegetable gardens, learn bio-dynamic prep and application for gardens, composting, and farm animal management.

Located in rural Mt Pleasant, The Symbiosis Ranch, in partnership with the Naturopathic Community Center, would like to present the opportunity to all those looking to “get back to the basics”. Designed for the sustainable living enthusiast at heart, we are constantly seeking willing volunteers to help with gardening, food preservation, animal husbandry, as well as sacred geometry care and maintenance.

Dependent upon the weather and the assignments to be completed, work may be available for a single or several days out of the week. Stop by for yourself to refresh your mind, body, and soul or come as a group to learn and share in the beauty of the sustainable living basics!

Rocket Mass Stove Weekend Workshop

Rocket Mass Stove

We are pleased to bring Milton Dixon, an experienced permaculture teacher and enthusiast, to Symbiosis Ranch for a weekend course on Rocket Mass Heaters! This bench and structure-warming stove will be built right inside our own Aircrete Dome structure!

These super energy-efficient stoves can heat facilities and outdoor/indoor courts in a way that brings deep warmth into you and your environment. Using very simple, easily attainable, affordable products and lots of free earth material, you will learn how to design your masterpiece creatively.

This course will be limited to 15 students and will undoubtedly fill up quickly so, call (989)317-4787 to register and save your spot!

When: Sat., September 18, 2021 and Sun., September 19, 2021

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM EST

Cost: $198 total, including free camping and a ranch dinner on Saturday night!

**Additional ranch-operated accommodations are available on-site or in town**

Join us at the Symbiosis Ranch!

The Symbiosis Ranch is located at 1798 Wing Road in Mount Pleasant, MI. Please bring gloves, water, lunch, notebook, alongside comfortable boots in the event you end up working in the pastures! To learn all about our volunteer opportunities at Symbiosis Ranch, please feel free to contact the Naturopathic Community Center (NCC) at (989)-773-3636. We hope to see you there!

For more learning opportunities at the ranch, visit the Symbiosis Ranch website.

For more learning opportunities, click the button below to download a list of Saturday/Sunday Seminars/ Healthy Eating Classes and Tuesday Teachings!