Experience organic farming at its finest. You can in British Columbia, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for people right now to June of 2017. Those who become part of our team will learn to be true stewards of the land and learn a great deal about what it takes to build a sustainable certified organic farm business. Often this is repetitive hard work in all weather conditions but at other times it can be harvesting flowers, herbs and berries, dehydrating and blending herbs, packaging, labeling etc etc. Lots of variety! We now need help with winter clean up.

    At our certified organic farm we have created a new line of herbal products under the brand name Folki which includes, teas, tinctures and salves. Our goal is to create a full line of herbal products for wholesale distribution as well as a line of products for a farm based shop and destination tourist attraction.

    Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island this farm project began on 13 acres of logged and stripped off land in August 2009 and it is amazing what we have managed to achieve thanks to all the volunteers who participated in this very interesting project from the beginning.

    The staff have a wealth of knowledge and can tell you anything about plants and gardening practices, anything from companion planting to harvesting, drying and mixing herbs for various purposes.

    We offer our volunteers accommodation in a self contained farm house/cottage on a nearby private property. This property has internet. Transportation is provided to and from the farm and there are also bicycles. All food is provided for your needs including fresh seasonal organic veggies, herbs & eggs from the farm which you can pick as you wish. Please take note that the hosts Catherine and Sebastien do not live on the site and you would be preparing meals for yourself.

    This is a perfect situation for the right people. Only very serious applicants please. Unfortunately we are unable to assist with travel Visa applications.

    IMPORTANT PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE IN DUNCAN BEFORE 4PM AS WE CANNOT COLLECT YOU IN THE EVENINGS. THE GREYHOUND FROM VANCOUVER CAN TAKE YOU STRAIGHT INTO DUNCAN ON THE ISLAND.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Kinderbetreuung
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Landarbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Hilfe mit Touristen

  • Help

    Help

    Our volunteers learn a great deal about organic farming, permaculture and companion planting. Living on an organic farm that contains its own eco-system is quite unique and we are thrilled to share this experience with our volunteers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is a home on a nearby private property.
    Laundry facilities are available.
    Volunteers are responsible to keep their living quarters tidy and clean.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Cowichan Valley is a hub for nature, kayaking, whale watching, hiking and cycling. This is a prime tourist destination.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    max 5 hours, 5 days a week

The cute cottage accommodation
Tea of the day!
Blue Hardy Hibiscus
Prepping strawberries & blueberries for drying
Prepping echinacea petals for drying
Yup, plenty of weeding!
Fantastic Greenhouses
Folki offices and product distribution









Host ref number: 464276693518