Practice growing and caring for food on our 40 acre certified organic farm in Duncan, BC, Canada

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Canada

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    Last activity

    05/06/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of four with a 40 acre certified organic farm. Our lead farmer has many years experience with market farming and with creating new farmer training programs and sustainable food systems courses for international students.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are LGBT friendly family with children in French immersion, and basic conversational language skills in several languages. Our professional and academic work includes North American food and farming systems (soils and agroecology) as well as First Nations governance and territorial authority (indigenous laws and governance). Travelers will share meals with us that are harvested from our farm and prepared in regional West Coast style. Learning on the farm will include identification of a wide variety of cultivated specialty vegetables, and general small farm and market garden skills.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are a family of four with a 40-acre farm. We raise mixed vegetables, pasture-raised pork, and other small livestock. We are looking for help with harvesting and maintaining for the vegetables as well as caring for the livestock. Depending on the skills you have, we have many other building and maintenance projects on the farm--fencing, building livestock and crop protection and housing structures, landscaping, light building repairs.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Thai: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have renovated two rooms in our falcon barn that are rustic and comfortable. The rooms are private and provide spacious accommodation for couples or singles. Access to outdoor shower, bath and off-the-grid kitchen and dining area will be provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located near a popular swimming river, many hiking and biking trails, wineries and microbrew pubs, and within a few hours of surf spots and whale watching on the Pacific ocean. Our provincial capitol is accessible by bus, and the local bus stop a five minute walk from the farm.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


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