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.
Help with Eco project
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
Onsite standalone facility with all the modern conveniences. Mini fridge, full bathroom, TV, internet access, convection oven, hotplate, bbq and coffee maker...
Local sightseeing, fishing, kayaking, swimming & hiking available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
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.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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