Our names are Steven (60) and Patti Reade (57). We run a small greenhouse operation with 7 greenhouses in which we grow annual hanging baskets, bedding plants and vegetables starters.
Most work is done inside a heated, dry greenhouse. We need help to fill containers, transplant seedlings, sort tags, and general cleanup of buildings and area. We mostly need help in March, April and May and June.
We had an amazing first year with our workaways, most of our helpers stayed 2-3 weeks longer than planned. We are very easy going hosts, we have lots of laughs and fun.
We have 6 children and 4 grand children who visit regularly. For those with allergies, we should mention that we have a dog and a cat.
We are on the outskirts of town, but arrangements can be made to pick you up from the airport or train station.
From the Moncton NB Airport, we are about 1 hour.
From Halifax NS Airport, we are about 2 hours.
From the Train Station:
Halifax: 2.5 hours
Sackville, NB: 20 mins
Amherst, NS: 20 mins
Moncton, NB: 1 hour
DIY and building projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You would help transplant seedlings, fill baskets and pots with soil, transplant plugs into baskets. You would also help keep greenhouses clean and neat, help with organizing tags and everyday maintenance.
You would stay in our house with us, a comfortable old farm house with your own bedroom, access to highspeed internet and satallite tv. Most meals will be prepared for you.
We live 30 minutes from Prince Edward Island and also are just a short drive to Nova Scotia. The ocean is in our back yard and is only a few minutes walk to the beach.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours each day except for Saturday and Sunday