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Learn about insect farming on our organic farm in Ontario, Canada

  • Canada
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  • Last activity: 19 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Our farm is changing and moving into Insect farming and organic nutrient inputs. We run a direct farm food business with a small garden and recently moved our small dairy to a neighbor. We have some events in the summer to prepare for and we have beef cattle and a small flock of chickens

    its been busy and with two kids and a wife that works part time makes it a challenge. helping watch children and prepare food at times may be the easiest way for us to accomplish task most efficiently

    We are open to workaway stays starting in April.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    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

    Aside from the help on the farm, that itself is abundant and rich in opportunities to learn, one will be in an awesome part of Ontario on an awesome farm. Both of us are from Toronto and have done a fair bit of traveling and can appreciate the things about this country and place that may be of interest to people from abroad

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    short term stays start in April and go to november with a broad variety of tasks

    Longer term stays can expect...
    Daily care of naturally raised, organically fed animals (cows, chickens,) including stall cleaning, bedding, and feed
    Regular equipment and cleaning around the place
    Assisting with home maintenance and infrastructure development
    Seeding, transplanting, pest /weed control and harvesting organic, biodynamic inspired seasonal garden
    Help operating various farm equipment and tools
    Landscaping and property maintenance

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    trailer home, tent , or room in house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are moving into new farm operations. Insect farming is a big part of our new venture and there is an opportunity to learn more about this new expanding industry. update...we are really just having on to all the work and doing our best to get by.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 891569299271

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