Burgeoning farm and nature education Centre in Honeywood, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We're looking for folks that might want to come work, play and learn with us up on the land this coming growing season. We'd like to offer a place to stay, food, knowledge, and a top notch holistic atmosphere in exchange for help with our many projects.

    Projects that we need help with include: maple sugaring, planting fruit trees and berry bushes, working in the veggie garden, inoculating mushroom logs, drying herbs and making herbal medicine, fermenting food and other food alchemy, making trails in the forest, chopping wood, creating art in the landscape, helping put on educational retreats, keeping things tidy and in good order, building projects, and more.

    Knowledge and skills we have to share include: gardening, making maple syrup, planting trees, deep ecology, making medicine, yoga and meditation, delicious food creation, tree climbing, how to work smoothly in the material world, planning and organizational awareness, living authentically, being at peace, communicating clearly, and loving life wholeheartedly.

    We're flexible about the terms. Come and participate in this exchange for a weekend, a couple months, or the whole season. We're looking for people to come from March or April onward. Ideally our 'volunteers' would be able to be up here 4 or 5 days a week working on the land for about 4 to 5 hours a day. We're a non-profit community farm growing produce for our friends and family. We're practicing being self sufficient and living on the land in ways that are healthy and rewarding beyond the conventional understanding of what it means to make a living. We find ways to live a balanced lifestyle; working hard and being attentive to material world obligations, while also taking good amounts of time to nourish our body and mind by eating well, doing meditation and yoga practice, and spending lots of time in nature listening and learning.

    We're looking for folks that are: self motivated, good-natured, hard working, relatively healthy, enthusiastic about life and learning, and appreciative of nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Knowledge and skills we have to share include: gardening, making maple syrup, planting trees, deep ecology, making medicine, yoga and meditation, delicious food creation, tree climbing, how to work smoothly in the material world, time and money awareness, living authentically, being at peace, communicating clearly, and loving life wholeheartedly.

  • Help

    Help

    Projects that we need help with include: maple sugaring, planting fruit trees and berry bushes, working in the veggie garden, inoculating mushroom logs, drying herbs and making herbal medicine, fermenting food and other food alchemy, making trails in the forest, chopping wood, creating art in the landscape, helping put on some meditation retreats, keeping things tidy and in good order, building projects, and more.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Learning a language is like doing a jigsaw puzzle of a million pieces with a picture that keeps changing. It's like getting lost in a foreign city without a map. It's like playing tennis without a ball, like being an ant in a field of grasshoppers. It's being an acrobat with a broken leg, an actor without a script, a carpenter without a saw, a storyteller without a middle or an end. But then gradually it¹s like being out in the early morning with the mists lifting. It¹s like a chink of light under a door, like finding the glove you were looking for, catching the train you thought you were going to miss, getting an unlooked-for present, exchanging a smile. And then one day it's like riding a bicycle very fast downhill.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tenting in the forest. A bit rustic, but ever so invigorating.

    Food we have in abundance and it's our greatest pleasure to share. We grow much of our own food and prepare it in simple and healthy ways, often vegetarian but not exclusively. Some people often end up taking lead roles in the kitchen, but help is welcomed and encouraged. We share most meals together, but there's always food available to snack on and no one will go hungry, that's for sure.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're about an hour and a half north of Toronto ~ just up Airport Rd on the way towards Collingwood ~ lots of nature spots around and the odd city adventure ~ though not as much city time with covid happening right now ~

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Internet connection all across the globe. Dangerously distracting, yet marvelously enlightening! We do the best we can to strike a balance within these ever changing times.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accommodate a moderate sized van or trailer

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We prefer quiet dogs, like Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Italian Greyhounds, Chinese Cresteds, Boston Terriers, Japanese Chins and Shiba Inus

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


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