Diversified organic farm in gorgeous landscape, Quebec, Canada.

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  • Description

    Description

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    ** Summer: looking for hands in the dirt for gardening, building and pig petting! Minimum stay 2 weeks :) **

    Diversified family farm motivated by social politic, agroecology and "paisant" reasons. We like to work, like good food and share good meals and great discussions. Opened and interested to associative projects. Ludo is graduated of 3 years studies in Organic Horticulture in Victoriaville.

    It's a 80 ha farm surrounded by mountains and mixt forest. On the hill top of a loosen road. Edge of the farm is a natural limit made by the L'Assomption river. The farm exists since 150 years but the rose farm is running since almost 30 years, with a lot a different phases, peoples and stories. 8 km from a small village (3000 inhabitants) and 25 km from a small city where there are museums, concerts, bar and rock and roll!

    The land is mainly covered by forest (45 ha). 25 ha are permanent pastures, fields and gardens. About 1 ha is used for diversified veggies and a little of fruits. We are raising "pastured raised pigs" (50 hogs), animals that live in the field for almost their whole life. Acericulture (maple syrup) during spring, traditionnaly made by hand and wood fire boiling.

    Labor is mecanic and manual, trying to respect as much as possible traditional quebecer technics. Also interested in alternative technic innovations adapted to actual system. Goal: develop an efficient agroecological system sustenable and able to create jobs for the farm inhabitants.

    Au plaisir d'échanger!

    Ludovic


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    ** Pour l'été: à la recherche de gens pour mettre les mains dans la terre, construction et prendre soin des cochons :) minimum deux semaines **

    Ferme familiale diversifiée prenant source d'un noyau de deux gens motivéEs par des valeurs politiques, agroécologiques, sociales et paysannes. On aime le travail, la nourriture, partager de bon repas et des discussions riches. OuvertEs et interesséEs aux échanges et projets associatifs.

    Ferme de 80 hectares entourée de forêt mixte et de montagnes. Au sommet d'une vallée de vallons, perdue au fin fond d'un rang sinueux. Sillonnée par la rivière l'Assomption dans le creux de fesses des montagnes Laurentiennes. La ferme existe depuis 150, mais les Arpents roses fêtent cette année leurs 30 ans! Plusieurs évènements festfs au courant de l'année à venir.

    Située à 8 km du village (3000 habitants) et 25 km d'une petite ville- Joliette (40 000 habitants) pour musées, spectacles, bars et rock and roll...

    Principalement forêt (45 ha), pâturages permanents, prairies et jardins (25 ha). Environ 2 hectares cultivés pour légumes diversifiés biologiques. Élevage de porcs au pâturage (50 porcs). Acériculture (sirop d'érable) au printemps, de façon traditionnelle (eau d'érable récoltée à la main et bouillie sur feu de bois)

    Le travail est fait de façon mécanique et manuelle en tentant de respecter le plus possible les techniques traditionnelles québécoises. Aussi intéressés par innovations techniques alternatives adaptées au système actuel. Objectif: développer un système agroécologique efficace, rentable et soutenable.

    Important: avoir du coeur au ventre et le coeur à l'ouvrage!

    Si tu as eu envie de lire jusqu'ici, écrie-nous donc ;)

    Au plaisir d'échanger!

    Ludovic

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We had travelled a lot and know how to make you feel at home, and want to have fun with you!

  • Help

    Help

    We need help for many different tasks... from feeding pigs to constructing sheds and yurt, harvesting veggies, making delicious meals out of gardens harvests all meats form the farm, farmers market, wood cutting, depending of the time of the year there are many activities! For every interested and desires!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Francais, English, Espanol.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a charming little bush cabine and a warm an cozy yurt. Meals are mainly taken together with the team in the house. Volunteers are welcome to spend time in farmers markets, and spend time in the surrounding nature.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week






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