Conscious Community & Organic Microgreen Farm near Nelson, BC, Canada

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    16/09/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a community of inspired, clear minded individuals creating a relational-centered, sustainable lifestyle that we have found naturally catalyzes the evolution of human consciousness. We are enabling the old paradigm to fade away by not fighting against life as it is.

    Our off-grid organic farm is located on a pristine 23-acre property, 15 minutes West of Nelson, in the West Kootenays, British Columbia. We operate out of an 1800 sq. ft, geo-solar Earthship. We have organic community gardens and orchard featuring 30-inch insulated raised beds.

    Our intention is to provide an opportunity for volunteers to have a hands on experience of service in a community setting.

    We provide a simple, quality, organic, mostly vegetarian diet, some of which comes from our gardens and greenhouse.

    Things to do in the area include hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and skiing. The West Kootenays offer rich, alternative culture, many amazing musicians and performers, arts and social events. We go into Nelson several times a week and there are rides available off-site.

    How to get here:
    • Rideshares - Kootenay, Kijiji, Craigslist, Poparide
    • Fly - airport in Castlegar
    • We can pick you up from Nelson or the airport if you don't have a car.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Even though we grow a wide range of nutrient dense organic vegetables and microgreens, our primary crop that brings us the most fulfillment is the evolution of human consciousness. This crop we cultivate daily through our choice of presence with our feelings and perceptions. We are learning to relax into our uncomfortable feelings and own the projections that often stem from these feelings.

    We provide healthy lifestyle choices and limit choices that are less supportive to our intention of nourishing the inspired evolution of consciousness. We intend to fully inhabit our lives in all of their beauty and their challenges. We choose not to medicate our uncomfortable feelings but rather to develop our capacities to fully welcome all of the learning that comes through honestly facing all that’s inside of us. We cultivate presence, awareness and a sincere interest in our own self-discovery.

    Our lifestyle supports presence with ourselves through practices of Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation, Emotional Intelligence as well as sharing meaningful work together that also creates greater sustainability and food security. We believe that we are rapidly coming into a time on our Earth where our capacity for presence with enormous change, as well as the ability to provide for ourselves, will be essential.

    We provide a smoke, drug and alcohol-free environment.

    People come here not just to learn about sustainability and organic food production. People are encouraged to learn how to relax into all of what they are feeling, and are supported by example and by in-house workshops to welcome all that they feel and learn through a more fully embodied life expereince.

    When people come here, they are choosing for the time that they are here to experiment with attending to all of what is inside of them, this means refraining from avoiding or medicating what arises from within. Through this process we have found that people make deeper contact with their own simple, magical nature that guides them.

  • Help

    Help

    Normally our work consists of:

    -Growing and harvesting microgreens
    -Gardening
    -Building farm structures
    -Helping with community activities and workshops
    -Helping clean/organize

    and enjoying yourself with our community of good people and good food. :)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a various spaces in the forest across the property, trailers and a couple rooms in our Earthship building.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We provide organic food and accommodation in exchange for help.

    Nearby Nelson is an great base to explore the lakes, mountains and rivers of the surrounding area. The west arm of the Kootenay Lake flows past Nelson with several dams just below Nelson. The big orange bridge (known locally as BOB) is a local icon connecting the north shore to Nelson. Lakeside Park is a mix of grass and shade trees and sandy beach.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours/week + 2 hr Emotional Intelligence group exploration per week

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