Orchard and Farm maintenance & restoration in Peachland, British Columbia, Canada

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Canada

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    01/03/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    If you are handy with tools, carpentry, wall building, etc. we welcome you to help hosts Alison & Mark to restore and maintain the infrastructure of a six acre of previously certified organic farmland with a stone fruit orchard (Peaches & Plums), , culinary herb garden and lavender labyrinth. We have a small flock of heritage laying hens, and, in summer, pastured meat birds. The farm is located above the beautiful town of Peachland with amazing scenery of Okanagan Lake. Situated above Deep Creek there are lovely up the mountain behind the farm above peachland.
    Living on an organic farm is a way of life and we enjoy sharing the experience with others each season. We are dedicated to cultivating beauty as well as bounty here on the farm. This year we are rebuilding and/or repair walls and walkways and attend to maintenance issues. Workay We plan to offering the farm for wedding ceremonies beginning in 2020. So we will buiiling arbours and trellis as well as building a new chicken coop. If you have experience with tools we invite you to consider visiting Ravens View Farm.
    We have great relationships with other farms in the area and organize pot lucks and work exchanges with our workers to that they can learn from other farmers and meet other willing workers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    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

    Here is a statement by a previous volunteer (from another site) from France about her experience July 2016:
    My stay at the Farm became my golden souvenir and a source of joy when I need to come back to this peaceful state of mind. I close my eyes and I picture again the magnificent view, the smell of the food, and the joy from shared moments.
    Alison and Mark are amazing people, she is the roots, grounded to earth and her heart is generous like fruits in a tree. He is golden like the sap, and spiritual, connected to the great sun like the leaves themselves. A balanced duo supported by their animals, their land and their dreams. When you arrive, you know that is a special place and you're right if you let yourself release everything and let you go with the flow of this peaceful farm.
    In addition, we have relationships with other farms in the area that engage in work exchange to provide our respective workers additional experience(s) and the opportunity to meet other workers from other places.

  • Help

    Help

    We work as a team at the Farm sharing skills, knowledge and talents with one another. If you have an idea about how to do something differently and better, you are invited to share it. In addition to tending to the orchards and gardens, this year we will be building gazebos and restoring our 1969 Kustom Koach vintage travel trailer. We will also be repairing and building walls and walkways
    Our Farm has benefitted from accepting volunteers since 2008. We are honoured to have many wonderful reviews about stays on the farm. Not a week goes by when we do not recall the volunteers who helped us in years past to achieve the beauty and bounty of the farm.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a vintage travel trailer both with views of Okanagan Lake in late spring and summer and early fall. Facilities include a solar shower and composting toilet also with great views.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hours and Time Off:
    An average of five+ hours each day for five days with two days off each week determined by mutual agreement. Prefer volunteers to stay a minimum of 2 weeks.


    Computer: access is available before dinner or other times when not in use.
    Transportation:
    We pick up the volunteer from local bus stations and/or Kelowna Airport. During your stay there is easy access to the Central Okanagan Region via a local bus that stops a short walk down the lane.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week




Host ref number: 428597243465