Help with our farm community and learn to live off the land in Alberta, Canada

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    05/01/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our community farm provides space and mentorship to individuals and families that want to keep the making of food and traditional skills a part of their lives. Music is woven in daily. We share gardens, animal husbandry, hand skills and finished crafts. Courses, events and workshops are ongoing.
    Our community of families has truly benefitted from access to nature and landscapes free of city noises.
    Our boys all play traditional Old tyme fiddle music so our lives are enriched daily with music as well. We host monthly fiddle jams with pizzas made in the cob oven, combining music and good food in nature: heaven on earth ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 have been living a low waste/sustainable lifestyle here in our straw bale home for over 12 years now. We share these skills and knowledge with our community. Kevin is a good builder and Maryann a good cook and basklet weaver. She also teaches wool spinning, soap making, fiddle and piano.
    As a family we have traveled quite widely and enjoy the dinner table conversations that result from a broad world view. Think globally , act locally. Our four boys come and go with only one living at home but two live nearby, also in community , and host community events for young folks as well. Their music will inspire you to dance, if not play!

  • Help

    Help

    Our guests have always become part of the family. We share chores in the morning, including milking of one cow and numerous goats . This often leads to cheese making as the bounty is relentless :) Afternoons see us either in the gardens or building feeders or gates in the Garage. Our family music community includes many events that we host or volunteer . Most of our food comes from our backyard so. .... dishes :)
    We have no extra produce to to sell other than experiences and workshops so you would be participating as a student if you wish but not as a facilitator/teacher. There is no business related help required, just farm chores and participating in the family activities.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two free bedrooms with shared access to a bathroom. We share meals, cooking and cleanup. Food comes from our garden or freezers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close by there is Elk Island National Park for evening wildlife viewing. We have a canoe and kayak which get taken out periodically to the nearby lakes and North Saskatchewan River. We volunteer with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and they appreciate any extra volunteers we can bring them. We attend fiddle camps and dances and contests as much as possible.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have long extension cords and space private between the garage and woods.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours daily, with two days off per week


Host ref number: 929975899694