Work and Travel in Kanada, British Columbia

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Welcome! Come and learn how to play with the plants. We are looking for apprentice/ helpers from March 15 /April 1st and on wards until the end of October & possibly a short way into November (weather dependent). We prefer Helpers who can stay for at least 8 weeks, though depending on our needs and the time of year we will consider a shorter stay.We are a small organic market garden, providing vegetables, berries ,herbs and edible flowers to a farmer's market, restaurants and families in the Nelson area. My husband and I have been running the market garden for 17 years. Gardening experience is not essential, we prefer a desire and willingness to learn. There is room for your inspiration and creativity here. If you have an interest in guiding and teaching others you can take on various challenges in the leaderships aspects of the garden & kitchen.

    Although we are a market garden your tasks as an apprentice/volunteer helper, will be learning and participating with myself & other volunteer helpers in the smaller garden that we use for our own personal consumption, planting, weeding, harvesting ,mulching ,pruning and learning how to make vegetable compost, and other tasks that are all part of growing a successful garden .We will be doing some yard & property maintenance such as lawn mowing ,weed whipping , small landscaping & raised garden bed building projects on the property In the fall help is needed with canning, drying & preserving foods ,making soups for our consumption & winter storage .

    We are looking for apprentices/Helpers with a serious and genuine interest in learning organic gardening skills, You must be teachable, able to follow directions , ask questions as needed, and to participate cooperatively with others as well individually .If you are reliable, honest, responsible, physically fit, enjoy outdoor activities in most weather conditions then we would be happy to host you.

    We provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about organic gardening, perm a culture, a large variety of different food plants, drying and processing ,as well as local food networks,

    We are an easy 20 minute car ride from the cafes , pubs and stores of Nelson, and 10 minutes from Balfour. There is a very dependable bus service available just minute from the garden to get you to Nelson and other destinations. There is forest to explore above the property with many hiking and biking trails. Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is a 10min bicycle ride . A semi-private beach is just 5 minutes down the road for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. We have bikes for you to use, a badminton court, and two hammocks under the walnut tree as well as a fire pit to cozy up to & enjoy with friends on those starry nights .

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hausarbeiten
    Sprachpraxis
    Unterrichten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Travelers will learn Canadian country culture how to live simply & prepare for winter ,always the ultimate goal when growing a garden in the north. We will share Conservative homesteading knowledge like how to make do with what is on hand & think on your feet & how to keep from getting mauled by Bears or cougars ,.as well as letting the weather dictate our daily living and what it means to live in a place where the forest & nature are your entertainment centers with little need for money.They will learn about the first homesteaders ,the gardens are situated on the original homestead for this area and was a sheep farm at that time .We spend many nites around the outdoor camp fires exchanging stories & local lore .

    ... WE also have helpers from many different countries at one time ( now July 2017 we enjoy sharing with 2 Chillain ,& a German woman and 2 men a Scott and a ,Swede who are always happy to share details of their homes & culture .

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We understand the need for balance between work and recreation, so we offer a different arrangement to traditional " Helper/Apprentices ". We are asking for only 2 hours a day in exchange for accommodation and utilities only. Share fully furnished kitchen and living area and laundry ,wireless Internet provided. Sorry, we can’t provide meals (except for some garden produce that you can arrange to trade extra hours of help for) you will need to have enough monetary funds to supply your own personal needs . We allow Helper`s to help for 2 hrs per day or two 7-hour days if they like ( or we can try and arrange for personal schedule ) and have 5 free days for exploring the Kootenays. We have lived here for 30 years and know a lot of people in the area .. it seem that lots of locals look for some temporary help on & off during the season . Helper`s have a private clean room in our home or in one of two of our caravans, Or Tenting ( we call this Glamping as you have a large tent complete with futon frame bed & mattress) please ask about what will be available ( if you are concerned about this) .. Adult oriented (sorry no kids or pets) No smoking in the house. Please bring appropriate clothing and foot wear as well as a good head light or flashlight .

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    A clean place in one of our caravans ( we have 3 ) or in a large clean tent with bed (futon frame with mattress & electricity or a room in the house .

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are an easy 20 minute car ride from the cafes , pubs and stores of Nelson, and 10 minutes from Balfour. There is a very dependable bus service available just minute from the garden to get you to Nelson and other destinations. There is forest to explore above the property with many hiking and biking trails. Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is a 10min bicycle ride . A semi-private beach is just 5 minutes down the road for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. We have bikes for you to use, a badminton court, and two hammocks under the walnut tree as well as a fire pit to cozy up to & enjoy with friends on those starry nights .

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    2 hours per day (no food provided)

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