Support the creation of an Africentric learning village in Southern Ontario, Canada

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are creating a learning village for African-descended people to live sustainably from the land and work collectively towards relearning African cultural knowledges.
    The farm is a 40 acre property owned by an Afro-Trinidadian family. They grow garlic and have opened the space up for the purpose of building African-centred community. I am a community member who has a garden and a caravan on the property. I live there part-time and invite other community members to participate in gardening and African-centred cultural/educational activities. These activities include things like nature walks and wild-harvesting, ceremonies, music-making, capoeira, soccer, cooking etc.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The farm is beautiful. It is healing and rejuvenating just to spend time there. Gardening also offers amazing emotional, mental and physical health benefits. In addition to that, there are opportunities to learn from the community members as we share African/Afrosporic cultural and historical knowledge etc.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people who are willing to help with transportation (driving participants) and gardening: tilling, planting, weeding, watering etc. Having farming experience is an asset but not required. Accommodation would be camping with some access to the house, but we are also working to build cabins, so building expertise would be a huge plus. We are focused on building community for/with people of African descent, but we are open to people of all backgrounds, as long as they are anti-oppressive/anti-colonial and supportive of African/Black peoples and our work towards healing and liberation.

    Driving, gardening and building are the main areas where we need support, but there is room for the right person to get involved in all levels of the project from teaching (if they have relevant skills), to helping with organizing, management and fundraising for the project.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For accommodation we offer a trailer or camping in an open grassy area with access to a house for bathroom use. Workawayers are encouraged to bring their own tents and sleeping bags if they have them, however, we can provide them if needed.

    We are currently looking for workawayers who are open to taking care of their own meals in exchange for just 15 hours of work/week, but we're open to negotiation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Southern Ontario is beautiful, with lots of lakes and parks for swimming and hiking. There are local Indigenous cultural sites to visit and learn from, and Toronto, with its endless festivals and events, is only 1.5 hours away from the farm.

  • 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

    3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 134378938535