Volunteer on our family farm in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Our Family Farm is a Placentia-based farm enterprise business focused on a commercially viable mixed-commodity farm near Placentia in the south west corner of the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador. Current projects focus on an agriculture (beekeeping) operation, a living willow fence nursery, a perennial nursery and greenhouse operation, and a U pick operation. Our Farm is a commercially viable and environmentally sustainable mixed farming enterprise, operating on family farm land which has been in the family for three generations.
    The volunteer will work with the owner/manager in projects critical to advancing the farm enterprise.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Working with the owner/manager you will assist with the following key projects:

    #1 Irrigation pond and land drainage project:
    • Help design irrigation pond: install pond liner and lay our 150 metres underground piping and valve network to supply greenhouse facility.

    #2 Honeybee indoor overwintering storage room
    •help construct a 200 square metre indoor overwintering room climatically controlled at 5 degrees Celsius for storage of honeybee nucleus colonies.

    #3 Indoor Crop Drying Room (garlic, onion, leek and quinoa)
    •help renovate existing hayloft over main barn.
    • Help construct a 300 square metre crop drying room.

    4) help prepare new ground for small fruit /berry upick operation

    5) weeding/ planting and expanding new areas of our farm

    6) help layout and construct fence around perimeter of farm




    Hands on work/farm experience will be an asset as he/she will be physically helping create new facilities.

    Ability to work independently

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Onsite standalone facility with all the modern conveniences. Mini fridge, full bathroom, TV, internet access, convection oven, hotplate, bbq and coffee maker...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local sightseeing, fishing, kayaking, swimming & hiking available.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will benefit by experiencing local Newfoundland culture, learn the intricacies of all the aspects of a commercial honey bee operation. The traveler will learn how to prepare soil and add amendments for spring planting as well as basic carpentry skills.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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Onsite Accommodations
Accommodations inside view
Accommodations view from balcony
Queen Bee Cell being formed
One of our apiaries
Queen Cells being formed
Strawberries from our U-Pick
Host ref number: 925941137996

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