Help with our training farm in Kitwanga, BC, Canada

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Canada

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    26/05/2021

 
  2022 
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  • Description

    Description

    Our mission is to revitalize the culture of traditional farming and gardening practices that were a central part of life in our region. We bought this property a little more than 2 years ago, and have worked hard to establish a vibrant functioning vegetable farm using innovative tools and techniques. We borrow many ideas and principles from a variety of farming philosophies such as permaculture, regenerative farming, tractor farming, market gardening, natural farming, and many more.

    Much of our current infrastructure and buildings are small or temporary, but we are looking forward to adding more fields and buildings this year.

    We intend to work with 50-70 people this year on our training farm, so it will be a very busy place!

    We homeschool our two boys, who are active on our farm. We also have two dogs. We hosted volunteers on our farm last year and it went very well.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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 live in a mostly Indigenous Canadian population and are surrounded by nature and history. We can share our knowledge of farming and nature.

    We are near parks and lots of forest, have a creek, and are near clean rivers

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Types of tasks and help we need urgently (in no order):

    * CARPENTRY - farm and farm related structures from simple bracing and platforms to more complex buildings, to shelving. Will be building or re-building wash pack, cold storage, root cellars, and more.
    * PLANTS - propagation, transplanting, pot-ups, plant-ins.
    * FIREWOOD AND WOOD CHIPS - chip up branches, buck up trees and pile for future firewood. All the trees are felled by a professional faller.
    * COMPOSTING - creation of teas, compost piles
    * BED PREP - Prepping beds - till (if needed), adding compost, tilth, add drip line, add cover (if needed) and transplant or direct seed.
    * IRRIGATION - assistance building irrigation systems, ponds, field irrigation
    * MACHINE WORK - fields need plowing (first time ever plow), tilling (to break up sod), brush mowing, compost pile building, trenching, etc
    * PASSION PROJECTS - wood fired hot tub build, cabin or yurt build, sauna build, trails, fun garden creation
    * MECHANICS - Maintenance and repair of machinery
    * PAINTING - Building and machinery painting and re-painting 
    * HARVEST and WASH PACK - Starting mid-May, will be doing initial harvests

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have an RV, and lots of places for tents if you prefer. We look forward to meeting travellers.

    We offer shared lunch and dinner on days when we're working together. We provide food for you to make your own breakfasts and meals on your days off.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have strong highspeed that runs off our cell phone network. It works well for video conferencing etc. We have 2 wifi areas on the farm.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can provide power and water, and the sewer can be dumped on site as well.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 768662558743