Learn about and help with organic gardening, maintenance projects and wine making in Lucan, Canada



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  • Description


    Carin and George are in the Sixth year of planting grapes for their organic winery. In three years time we hope to market the wine produced with juice from grapes grown using organic science.We have 7 acres dedicated to grapes, gardens and a small forest plot. Much of our food is provided by the gardens and what George harvests hunting. During the spring summer and fall we depend on volunteer help to keep up with weeding ,pruning and harvesting. After work we have a pool and hot tub for relaxation. George plays the mandolin and sings. We enjoy board and card games in the evening.
    If you come to help you will have a comfortable bed and eat three good meals a day with the family. Carin enjoys teaching people how to bake and make preserves. George will teach you how to operate equipment and power tools.
    We enjoy life and try to maintain a stress free environment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Travellers should learn much about organic gardening, maintenance projects, wine making and grape growing.

  • Help


    We need help weeding and pruning as well as splitting wood. There is usually some kind of construction or maintenance job on the go. Input and knowledge regarding organic gardening is always welcomed.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    In a bedroom in the family home. Three good meals a day will be provided that usually include fresh vegetables, a starch and meat or fish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located close to the Great Lakes and two hours from Niagara Falls. We are moderate drinkers and non smokers. We expect visitors to contribute in keeping our living space tidy.

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    A little more information

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    • 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, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 565476342776