This is a healing, organic farm and wellness centre Focusing on herbal medicines in the Cariboo of beautiful B.C. , Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Here at The Belle we are working on gardens, the roof and deciding and planning this years projects. Today there we are harvesting Dandelion, Stinging Nettle, Violets and strawberry leaves.
    The gardens are Just being planted, and we continue to work in the gardens, setting up the sweat lodge and organizing upcoming events.
    Bill will be showing us all the night sky threw the telescopes on clear nights.
    Maggie is the herbalist who lives here and makes medicine, participates at the local farmers market every Friday from May- October and many festivals in the area. She will be having a few herbal walks and medicine making classes. Planting, growing, harvesting and selling these medicinal herbs, is a big job and she is looking for a helper for this year and years to come. This is a great opportunity to learn about herbs and plants and we now have a studio that is dedicated to making medicine!!
    Our place is located just outside of Horsefly, British Columbia on 120 acres of wilderness. Nestled up beside Belles Lake were moose, wolves, coyotes, lynx, loons, eagles are common sight here. Nearby there are numerous lakes and rivers to explore. We are working on establishing a organic sustainable farm and wellness centre were folks can come learn, share, grow and explore .
    We are planning workshops this year, We do have to wait and see what health Canada says about lifting restrictions. We would love to host some plant walks, herbal medicine making workshops and some house concerts as well.
    One of our local residents is an amatuer astromner who has built an observatory where one can check out the stars, we have one of the darkest skies around. Bill has observering nights once a month.
    Music is also a big part here and we love to have musicians stopping by and playing music. Bill and Maggie are actively involved in our annual music festival and encourage music making whenever possible.
    This year we will build a shower house, an outside kitchen, expand the garden, continue to clear trails, and work on establishing a raspberry patch. Bill has created a studio where he can record live music
    It would be great to have you come for a visit and spend some time together.
    We are looking forward to meeting new people and sharing ideas together.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Guest will have opportunities to learn about medicinal plants, medicine making, astronomy, organic gardening, First Nation teachings, and any information that the workshops will bring.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    This year we will be harvesting a lot of herbal medicines, expand the garden, continue to clear trails, and continue work on establishing a raspberry patch. We will also host herbal workshops.
    Bill has created a studio where he can record live musicance the outside buildings, work on the soil in the big gardens, cleaning up the bush, burning brush, working in the gardens/ greenhouse.
    The house, animal chores, and cooking is shared, ....we will also be attending the local farmers market every Friday.
    There are a number of local activites that we could all attend, there will be workshops at the centre and some music nights.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There are a few accommodations to choose from. We have a cabin ,a tipi, and a lovely tiny house.. There is a share kitchen and Bathroom. We will also set up an outside kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we are very flexible and hope that your stay is comfotable and enjoyable. There are many things to see and experience here in the Cariboo of B.C.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hrs a day weekends off

Host ref number: 275139455523