Help herbalists with planting and cultivation in The Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Eastern Canada.

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I am an herbalist with a deep interest and passion for cultivating, processing and utilizing the healing power of plants. I am starting a sixth season of creating an organic medicinal herb farm and botanical sanctuary to grow healing plants for my community and that of Eastern Canada. We also have a nut and fruit tree orchard, as well as a soft fruit orchard.
    We have a commitment to using organic, and permaculture principles and sustainably growing our new farm.
    The house is a 200 year old farm house that is clean, simple and comfortable. We also just completed building a cabin for our workaway guests!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    I can share an extensive knowledge of herbal medicine, the plants, herbal product making and organic gardening. There is also greenhouse operations and maintenance skills to learn.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    What we require is help in the gardens, building and planting new beds, working in the greenhouse, helping to build infrastructure and general help around the farm. Some previous gardening experience is expected as well as the ability to work somewhat independently with a little common sense. We are open to people using their creative abilities and ideas to help develop something special here. I can share my knowledge of medicinal plants if people are interested.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We are now just finished a small cabin to sleep in,with a kitchen!! There are bunks for a maximum of three people, but if you wish there are many quiet, secluded places for tenting. We have an outdoor composting toilet close by as well. House is available for periodic bathing too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We do have two farm dogs, a shepherd/labrador mix who is eleven years old, and a 5 year old husky x puppy. Both are very friendly and playful,
    We are 10 minutes away from the small, vibrant community of Wolfville, which is a university town with music, theatre and good coffee. Wolfville is situated on the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. There are old forests close by, and lakes for swimming or canoeing, as well as a number of local wineries. We are 1 hour away from the capital city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are many places to hike, bike and enjoy the wilds close at hand. We do have a canoe and bicycles people can use if desired.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 week, max 5 days a week

Host ref number: 983168365457

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