Help us on a farm school in Northwest Territories, Canada

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We operate the only farm school in the Northwest Territories , which is also the largest farm in the area. We are a Savory Hub with the Savory Institute. Our mission is to develop regenerative agriculture in Canada's north to provide economic and food security for the many poor, remote communities. Our farm operates as a non-profit and staff members are friendly and all enthusiastic in their fields.  We love to share our knowledge with others and also learn from others. The work itself is always changing; you will never be bored!  You are likely to see the Northern Lights, and opportunities of exploring are endless as we are surrounded on all sides by uninhabited boreal forest!

    We practice Holistic Management, Permaculture, Planned Rotational Grazing, No-Till Gardening (although we do till in some situations), forest-raised pigs,  etc. Currently we produce a wide variety of vegetables as well as goats (meat and dairy), cattle (meat and dairy), pigs (meat), Icelandic sheep (meat, dairy and wool), chickens (meat and eggs). We also have working dogs to help with the livestock.

    We kill and process all of our own animals on-site following humane slaughter practices. If you are interested in learning to process and butcher animals this can likely be arranged depending on the length of your stay.

    Our farm is located in the traditional territory of the Katlodeeche First Nation, thus there are amazing opportunities to participate in a variety of cultural activities and events.  These may include handgames, beading, traditional skills such as hide tanning, a wide variety of arts including making moccasins and mukluks, beading, moosehair tufting, fish scale art, basket weaving etc.  Our property is bordered by the beautiful Hay River (which provides excellent swimming during the summer and fishing year round). 20 minutes to the south is Alexandra Falls, a huge waterfall. 20 minutes to the north is the Great Slave Lake, which has beautiful sandy beaches. In the springtime and summer there is lots to wild harvest including  mushrooms, juniper berries, poplar buds, spruce gum and berries.

    In your time off you can explore anywhere you want (remember that you will be surrounded by forest!), you can go to the nearby town (Hay River) which has groceries, restaurants, a bar, and a farmers market, you can go to see the local sights, etc.

    We are located in one of the least populated areas of the world. The Northwest Territories is larger than France, Germany, and the UK combined, but has a total population of only 40,000 people! This in itself makes staying in the Northwest Territories a unique experience. When we are able, we milk and collect and process wool on a small scale.  We hope to expand this within the next few years.

    There will almost certainly be our own vegetables and meat for helpers to eat.  Otherwise we will purchase groceries for volunteers at the local grocery store.

    Please visit our facebook page for more pictures and feel free to get in touch for more information.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Kinderbetreuung
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Landarbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Our farm is located in the traditional territory of the Katlodeeche First Nation, thus there are amazing opportunities to participate in a variety of cultural activities and events.  These may include handgames, beading, traditional skills such as hide tanning, a wide variety of arts including making moccasins and mukluks, beading, moosehair tufting, fish scale art, basket weaving etc.  Our property is bordered by the beautiful Hay River (which provides excellent swimming during the summer and fishing year round). 20 minutes to the south is Alexandra Falls, a huge waterfall. 20 minutes to the north is the Great Slave Lake, which has beautiful sandy beaches. In the springtime and summer there is lots to wild harvest including  mushrooms, juniper berries, poplar buds, spruce gum and berries.

    In your time off you can explore anywhere you want (remember that you will be surrounded by forest!), you can go to the nearby town (Hay River) which has groceries, restaurants, a bar, and a farmers market, you can go to see the local sights, etc.

    We are located in one of the least populated areas of the world. The Northwest Territories is larger than France, Germany, and the UK combined, but has a total population of only 40,000 people! This in itself makes staying in the Northwest Territories a unique experience.  

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Current Projects:

    With Spring in full swing, we are hard at work in the garden and greenhouses, barn and classes!  

    Seedlings are being transplanted into the greenhouse and will be planted outside shortly when the danger of frost has passed.  The geo-dome is getting a makeover with new raised beds and trelleses that will allow us to take advantage of more vertical space this year.  We are also hard at work in developing a new garden for children and adults with limited mobility.

    In the barn we are having new adorable kids born almost on a daily basis.  They are the cutest little things to watch in play and love cuddles!  We work hard at providing the animals left in the barn with dry bedding with LOTS of shredded cardboard, and are moving animals back onto pasture/forest.  This movement means setting  up and maintaining electric fencing to ensure the animals are both contained and protected from predators.

    We host on-site classes at the farm which are attended by locals as well as many students travelling from VERY remote communities.  Most students are able to stay on-site in our yurts so time is spend in getting accomidations ready, preparing snacks and meals and ensuring out of town students are able to sight-see and enjoy their surroundings in their time off.  We also provide childcare for students as needed.

    The farm is buzzing with activity and we are happy to welcome volunteers to join us!!

    *️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️Please note that weekend help is often required at the farm. We try to rotate weekends but this cannot always happen special events require everyone's assistance. You will of course always have 2 days off per week but this is not always a weekend.*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️

    If you have a specific skill or area of interest please let us know. Skills we would love to recruit from volunteers: computer skills (web designing, social media), organization skills are always welcome, carpentry skills, chainsaw experience and a willingness to work with animals.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Helpers will get to stay in our yurts, campers, wall tents or lofts depending on the season and availability.   Some spaces are shared, others are private, some spaces have electricity, others do not.  We use composting toilets as well as an outhouse. Please note we DO NOT have wifi available on the farm. Wifi is available in town at the library and we can certainly assist you in getting there. There is a washer, shower, kitchen, etc. We are also be able to provide transportation to nearby attractions.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Our property is bordered by the beautiful Hay River (which provides excellent swimming during the summer). A few minutes away to the south is Alexandra Falls, a huge waterfall. And a few minutes to the north is the Great Slave Lake, which has beautiful sandy beaches. In the springtime there are lots of Morel mushrooms to pick in the forests nearby. In the winter many locals enjoy ice fishing, dog sledding, cross country skiing and cozying up by the fire with a good book.

    In your time off you can explore anywhere you want (remember that you will be surrounded by millions of acres of uninhabited and untouched forest!), you can go to the nearby town (Hay River) which has groceries, restaurants, a bar, and a farmers market, you can go to see the local sights, etc. There are festivals and events to be enjoyed year round.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week





















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