Experience life on a small farm following agroecological principles in the City of Vancouver, Canada




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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a small farm within the City of Vancouver that works towards growing quality food following agroecological principles; to provide sustainable farm and food education through empowering people of all ages with traditional skills and knowledge; and to protect and preserve the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) within BC by advocating for and supporting other local farmers and food producers. We are on a 2 acre farm that has horses, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and bees - an orchard, and two large gardens to grow food. We host a non-profit therapeutic riding program, horseback riding school, and an educational, working farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - learn about life on the last working farm in Vancouver
    - share and exchange language, food, music and culture with people from all over the world
    - be a part of an inclusive community where everyone is seen as capable, strong, and skilled individuals
    - live in an equestrian community inside of the city where you typically pass by more horses on the street than cars!
    - become part of the farm community, from daily coffee time to potlucks and bonfires

  • Help


    - animal care/husbandry
    - growing food, gardening, weeding, and harvesting
    - help to maintain the property and living quarters
    - being a farm representative, engaging with clients and the general public
    - being a part of an inclusive environment: fostering respect and welcoming diversity
    - building, carpentry, repair and maintenance of facilities
    - having a 'can-do' attitude for many tasks that can come up on a day-to-day basis; every day is different!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️HORSE EXPERIENCE AN ASSET*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and more! - people from all over the world you can communicate with - everyday is different!

  • Accommodation


    Small, private room with shared bathrooms and kitchen. Or in a trailer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    - 30 minutes by bus, and 15 minutes by car to Downtown Vancouver
    - close bike or bus ride to University of British Columbia
    - 800m walk to the Fraser River and trails
    - public transit access to the North Shore mountains, hiking and ski resorts

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20 hours/week

Our beautiful girls - Peaches, April, Blackberry, and Oreo :)
some harvest from the garden
a favourite spot on our farm :)
even our horses like to lend a hand with the shovel!
Part of the job is getting dirty hands, and loving it!
Engaging our little farmers in the work!
Our farm grown hops!
A Farm to Table dinner in the orchard
our slack line over the pond

Host ref number: 513222114675