Looking for help foraging wild foods! And
general help around home and garden this is for personal help not for our business
THIS SEASON WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO STAY FROM EARLY/MID JUNE TO END OF AUGUST FORAGING NOOTKA ROSE, FIREWEED, SALAL BERRY, AND MAKING CHERRY JAM MUST STAY THE WHOLE SUMMER
My wife and I own a very small, humble distillery on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
( 20 minutes from Tofino). Our Home is a 5 minute walk from the pacific ocean with beaches perfect for surfing, snorkeling or just hanging out. I am a fourth generation distiller that takes great pride in my craft. I ferment using my own wild yeast culture. After being open for a year the vodka won the silver medal in the Canadian national competition and the gin took the bronze. We are now getting much busier and don’t have time to pick the wild botanicals we use for Cooking over the winter.This will include picking them, bringing them back to our house, dehydrating them and vacuum packing the dehydrated botanicals. We also will be looking for help with peeling island grown fruit in order to make jam and general help around the house. Last year we randomly had someone walk into the distillery and ask if we did work exchanges and it was such and incredible experience. Now we would like to have Workawayers help with our home life.
!I usually finish work between 2-5pm and after that we can tour around, go surfing or just explore the area, we are basically trading an experience of The West Coast, so you can choose the adventure! We are based in a very small town, if you want to experience the beautiful west coast of vancouver island this is a great place for you, but if you are looking for more amenities like a mall or fast food this is probably is not the best fit. Comes with a private room. We have a lovely dog named Frankie. Looking for help for june foraging mainly Nootka rose petals, and July salal berries.
Luke & Nash
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
you can learn about wild vegetation while exploring a coastal forest, I used to work as a forest engineer and we will spend a fair amount of time in the woods learning about edible vegetation that have been relied on by people for thousands of years . I am also a fourth generations distiller and while I won’t tell you all my family secrets I will definitely teach you the basics of making world class spirits.
In June and July I will need help Hand picking wild botanicals in coastal forest, dehydrating the botanicals in my dehydrator and then vacuum packing them in my vacuum packer, In october I will need help peeling island grown fruit such as apples and putting the peels in a dehydrator, grating the fruit flesh and making jam out of it, and cutting the fruit cores vacuum packing them and placing them in the freezer.
Room and board included, private room in our house with a queen bed, we have wifi and all the usual ammenities
What else ...
Surfing, snorkelling, beach fires , hiking, picking wild oysters, fly fishing and just hanging out at the beach, there is usually some decent live music on weekend in town.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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