Farm with large organic garden, greenhouse, help out and experience Haida Gwaii, BC



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  • Description


    The farm is a homestead on 2 acres with a large Organic garden, 40 foot greenhouse, and one pretty nifty old dog.

    we grow and preserve most of our own food.
    I have 7 years experience hosting folks, we are located 10km East of Masset, on Haida Gwaii.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have a pottery studio and am always doing something pottery related. we might sometimes be doing little pottery related jobs, do let me know if you have experience with doing pottery in the past!

    - solo travellers or couples welcome, no children though.
    - I can't accommodate vegans or pure vegetarians,
    - please state any specific dietary concerns you might have in your emails

  • Help


    Some projects coming up are picking potatoes, tending to the garden, fixing things, firewood...

    Other things we might need help with:
    getting seaweed from the beach / working the compost pile / picking and weeding / fresh food process or sell / gardening / planting / weeding/ feeding rhubarb plants / setting up new garden beds / firewood…

    Days are usually 5 hours help with the rest of the day to explore the area. Days are flexible with the weather, which is always changing here, some days longer, some shorter, with some nice days off in there to explore around... it's important to get to check out the area which can be easier when you have a home base

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french and english, bit of spanish and Auslan sign

  • Accommodation


    Sleeping options:
    - tenting on the property, (two person tent and thermarests and extra blankets available),

    Showers and internet are available in town 2 to 3 times a week, (not every day),

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surrounding area includes beautiful old-growth rainforest 3min walk, ocean 10min walk, berry picking, great community. Focus is on eating local, seasonal and stored vegetables, local meat (fresh and canned): salmon, deer, seafood, fresh rolled oats, wood cookstove...
    My girlfriend and I run the farm. (I don't have goats at the moment, taking a break from them.)

    Easy access to surrounding attractions which include Tow hill, North Beach, Haida art and Totems in Old Massett, unusual bogs, hiking trails, fishing, crabbing, a great new Haida art museum (in Skidegate), beachcombing and miles of beach to yourself (or almost).
    Every season has it's perks, In the fall there s salmon running and wild mushrooms. There's also a bike you can use.

    I'm interested in music, people and languages from other parts of the world.
    I'm also a graphic designer and there's always more for me to learn in this field, looking to learn more about wordpress.
    Looking forward to hear from you, Please state what you're interested to learn and your previous gardening experience in email.
    (vous pouvez m'ecrire en francais)

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 394955761842

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