Help in our veggie/herb garden in Lake Cowichan, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Greetings world travelers! We are an organic veggie farm about 3 minutes walk from the pristine Cowichan River on Vancouver Island. The 14 acre property backs onto the Trans-Canada trail and is home to a Diversity wildlife including river otters, Herons, Ravens, Eagles, Beavers and much more. We also care for Ducks and Bees and have a large veggie/herb garden.

    The land is managed by a collective of 4 families (2 of which live on site,two of which come often) including artists, musicians, gardeners, builders and herbalists. We are are looking for extra help in the garden and with projects around the land.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A perfect opportunity to experience the pristine natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Experience the Trans-Canada Trail and the views from its sublime trestle bridges. Cool off and float in the Cowichan river during our long warm summer or come in the spring and fall to fish or just watch the intense runs of Salmon and Trout.

    Learn about local plants with our resident herbalist and share stories (we love and collect stories).

    We hope to create a mutually beneficial experience and are passionate about sharing what we know and also learning from you! English is currently the primary spoken language but as of July 1st one of our hosts will be available for French and Spanish speaking guests.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for 3 hours/day per person 5 days/week. There is indoor accommodation as well as ample room for tenting on the land. You will have the use of our communal kitchen space and Bulk organic grain (rice and or lentils) will be provided as well as abundant garden greens when available. We offer oil and vinegar, sugar, tea and some spices as well but all other food desires are your personal responsibility. There is also a communal bathroom with a shower. Washer and Dryer available at $5/load.

    We are looking for a 2-3 week commitment to start, with the potential of a longer exchange. The land is approx a half hour bike ride (on trans-canada trail) from the town of Lake Cowichan (grocery store, restaurants etc.) or a 7 minute drive. Also about 15 mins from Duncan by car. We may have a spare bike for you to use as well :) It would be extra helpful to have some carpentry skills on site, but not necessary. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing in this slice of paradise!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, ( French and Spanish sometimes)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Loft double bed in shared kitchen, plenty for one or cozy for a couple. Plenty of space to set up Tents. Shared kitchen and common space with shared bathroom with hot shower. Laundry Access.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The massive Cowichan Lake is a short drive away for those who like water sports, however the river is right next to us for lovers of kayaking and tubing! We also have 2 stand-up paddle boards to enjoy the serene 4 acre pond on the property. We have a ping pong table. We have a strict policy of only using natural body products on the property. The land is fed by spring water and might be the best water you've ever tasted!

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours/day 5 days a week






Host ref number: 196491952624