We here at Synergy Community Farms are busy developing many programs. From residential programs to guest programs, we hope to expand the concept of conscious community and take it global. The following programs are in various stages of development and so keep coming back to check where we are. Hopefully we’re making a lot of progress. But it’s Maui and we’re here on Maui time, so it’s all relative. Rest assured, we are in the flow of life and all’s progressing as planned in the divine scheme of things. In the meanwhile, pull up a beach chair. Watch the rising or setting sun. Surf’s up. It’s paradise. Time for fun before the day is done.
A. RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS:
a. Member rents a space (room, studio, apartment) with Synergy and has Roommate duties and responsibilities.
b. Member rents for 6 months minimum as per Maui County Zoning laws.
2. Full Time Residential Member With Partial Work Exchange (lease based, 6 month contract)
a. Member rents rooms or studios at the going rate.
b. Synergy posts jobs, projects and work available.
c. Member applies to work the jobs listed.
d. Member receives posted rate for job or project.
e. Members are Independent Contractors and handle their own taxes.
a. Member works 25 to 30 hours per week based on the accommodations selected or available.
b. Member may be assigned a space and it may be a dorm or private or semi private space.
c. Most areas for the work exchange program are shared bath. All are shared kitchen.
d. Work exchange Members are week to week basis.
e. Work exchange Members may quit or be let go with 24 hour notice.
f. Members pay $500 security deposit (covers damage or theft).
g. Members may be let go if they miss work, cannot work their assigned tasks, are too ill or injured to work, have not performed up to the standards required for the work, have a bad attitude, for theft, gossip, disorderly conduct, are loud, messy, unsanitary, destruction of property and whatever reasons deemed necessary by Management. Basically Management does not need to give a reason for dismissal and the Member does not need to give a reason for leaving. However whether the Member is leaving or Management is dismissing a Member, a 24 hour notice is required to allow each party time to regroup and for consideration to one another as human beings.
B. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS – TBA
C. GUEST PROGRAM – TBA
Back in the day when life was much simpler and there wasn’t so much bureaucracy if you wanted to have guests come stay in your B&B you’d hang up a shingle outside the door and you’d be in business. Today we need to jump through zoning rules, regulations and hoops. That’s where we are now. We’re in the process. So cross your fingers and send us your loving energy and support. Soon we may be able to open our doors to overnight guests here at Synergy Community Farms.