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

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Liam and I've been here as a Work-Away since November, an opportunity came up to be part of the team during my stay and I didnt think twice, so i'm now here for the foreseeable future! Part of my responsibility is to coordinate you and make sure you have a fun, safe time whilst you are here. I'm in charge of managing the volunteers and generally if anything needs looking at on the farm im on it! exciting stuff :) you will have lots of free time to explore I cant express how welcoming people are here, your very much part of a large community as soon as you walk past the entrance. You will meet different people every day. 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. Thus is an inclusive farm and welcomes all.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    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

    - learn about life on the last working farm in the city of 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

    Help

    ***You must be comfortable with heavy lifting (hay bales, waterbuckets, wheelbarrows etc), mud and farm tasks***.

    Our animals take priority and it is essential that you are comfortable with daily tasks that ensure they are cared for morning and/or evening.

    Typical tasks will include:
    - animal care/husbandry (goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, horses)
    - 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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ - YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RIDE HERE! WE DO A WORK TO RIDE SCHEME AND ARE HAPPY TO EXCHANGE WORK IN THE BARN FOR A RIDING LESSON.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    2 options:

    1) Hayloft room - Larger bright room above the horse barn in the hayloft.
    2) Trailer - A small single room in a trailer on the property.

    No rooms are en-suite. All rooms are insulated and heated and have electricity. Rooms are basic and private.

    On property:
    Free Wifi property wide
    A shared shower room up in the hayloft (no toilet) - Some basic shared toiletries are available.
    Toilets / WC on ground floor.
    Shared kitchen and cooking facilities (stove, coffee maker, fridge, microwave, toaster, oven)
    Common area for eating etc.
    No TV or no computers available
    Outdoor cooking oven and eating area.

  • 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
    - Walking distance to bus stops that connect to trains to YVR airport, the suburbs and downtown vancouver. Farm is located close to UBC and Pacific spirit park.

    Be prepared to prepare your own meals as they will not be provided. We have some basic ingredients available. Food delivery is available using food delivery Apps.
    It is recommended to bring some groceries with you for the first few days. We occasionally may be able to take you to the local grocery store once a week for the heavier and any bulk items.

  • 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

The Hayloft bedroom. A larger room located above the horses.
The shower room located in the hayloft
The Shome - Seating area
The Shome - sleeping area. Clean linens are provided upon your arrival.
The Shome - Cozy seating area in privacy
The Trailer
The trailer - Large double foam mattress. Clean linens are provided upon your arrival
a favourite spot on our farm :)
even our horses like to lend a hand with the shovel!
Our farm grown hops!
A Farm to Table dinner in the orchard
our slack line over the pond

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