Help on our farm in Smithers

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  • Description

    Description

    We are young farmers who believe that the food we eat should come from where we live. Only a year into farming we have found that the local food market has lots of room to grow and are fast growing to produce as much as possible. We have plowed and tilled new land and are building greenhouses to continue where we left off after a fantastic summer in 2013. We work two farms both within walking distance of Smithers BC, we have also adopted a few satellite greenhouses in the area that we have put to good use.

    We grow a wide variety of veggies in the field, in greenhouses and indoors supplying greens to a bustling market all year round.

    We are looking for for energetic people who want to take advantage of the outdoor lifestyle here in Smithers. We are very laid back and we do not expect more then 15-20 hours a week from our volunteers. We are situated among some of the best outdoor recreation in the world. Come see how the magic starts, experience first hand the joys of planting potatoes and onions, the euphoric bliss of a kale forest, and the satisfaction that only rows upon rows of spinach and lettuce can bring. The area is also saturated in music, all kinds, lots of musicians everywhere, I even play the flute. Come and play with plants!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    Organic Vegetable Market Gardening. learning about horticulture and the local food industry.
    Weeding and mulching,
    Packaging and processing veggies for market,
    Working in the Farmers Market stall,
    Building and repairing outbuildings and greenhouses.
    Winter gardening, tend to sprouts and ski.
    Chickens,
    Rabbits

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room in a house. Or bring your own, plus you might find a couple other funky areas to sleep on the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is beautiful. The farm is right on the border of Smithers, that offers any sort of out doorsy activity. mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hiking, you name it i can point you in a direction to go do it.

    lots of music in the area as well. its nice to hang by the fire after a long day of work and just make some beautiful music. come bring your instrument!

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15-20 hours a week.

Makin' it rain
Farm site A
Farm Site One
Green Tomatoes
That head of lettuce is bigger then my head!
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