Help us on a farm school in Northwest Territories, Canada



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    *update July, 2021: Due to COVID-19, The Northwest Territories government has closed the border, with exceptions to essential workers. As a farm volunteer, you are considered essential and we just need to fill out a form prior to your arrival. You will also need to self isolate for two weeks once here on the farm. Because of the self isolation time, we're looking for volunteers who can be here for 4-6 weeks minimum. Read more on the self-isolation here

    We operate the only farm school in the Northwest Territories , which is also the largest farm in the area. We are a Savory Hub with the Savory Institute. Our mission is to develop regenerative agriculture in Canada's north to provide economic and food security for the many remote communities. Our farm operates as a non-profit with staff members who are friendly and all enthusiastic in their fields. The work itself is always changing; you will never be bored! The farm crew is largely self-managed, so the farm is a good place for volunteers who can work with minimal supervision, be adaptable, take initiative, and able to work on your own as well as with others.

    We practice Holistic Management, Permaculture, Planned Rotational Grazing, No-Till Gardening (although we do till in some situations), forest-raised pigs, etc. Currently we produce a wide variety of vegetables as well as goats (meat and dairy), cattle, pigs (meat), Icelandic sheep (meat and wool), chickens (meat and eggs). We also have farm dogs.

    In Spring, we are busy getting the greenhouse and garden ready for planting, as well as caring for and assisting our sheep & goats throughout the lambing & kidding season. In Summer, we usually offer a weekly vegetable box with our eggs and fresh baked bread for sale to locals. Majority of our animals are on pasture for summer and fall, and we do so by herding & coppicing for our sheep & goats, moving chicken tractors and setting up electric fence for our pigs. In Fall, there will be lots of harvesting, food preservation, and preparing winter animal shelters. Winters tend to be slower, with the major focus in keeping our animals healthy and happy in the barn.

    We host in-person workshops at the farm, mostly attended by locals as well as students travelling from VERY remote communities. Most students are able to stay on-site in our yurts, so time is spent in getting accommodations ready, preparing snacks, and providing childcare for students as needed.

    We butcher and slaughter our own animals on-site following humane slaughter practices. We milk our goats and shear our sheep for our own consumption. If you are interested in learning animal produce and products processing, this can likely be arranged depending on the time of the year and length of your stay.

    The farm is buzzing with activity and we are happy to welcome volunteers to join us!!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Our farm is located in the traditional territory of the Katlodeeche First Nation, thus there are amazing opportunities to participate in a variety of cultural activities and events.  These may include handgames, beading, traditional skills such as hide tanning, a wide variety of arts including making moccasins and mukluks, beading, moosehair tufting, fish scale art, basket weaving etc.  Our property is bordered by the beautiful Hay River (which provides excellent swimming during the summer and fishing year round). 20 minutes to the south is Alexandra Falls, a huge waterfall. 20 minutes to the north is the Great Slave Lake, which has beautiful sandy beaches. In the springtime and summer there is lots to wild harvest including  mushrooms, juniper berries, poplar buds, spruce gum and berries.

    We are located in one of the least populated areas of the world. The Northwest Territories is larger than France, Germany, and the UK combined, but has a total population of only 40,000 people! This in itself makes staying in the Northwest Territories a unique experience.  

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Depending on the season, you could be helping with:
    - preparing garden beds
    - weeding
    - harvesting
    - food preserving
    - cardboard shredding (for animal bedding & garden mulch)
    - food waste sorting (we receive daily food waste from local grocery store we supplement to feed our animals)
    - animal care
    - animal handling & moving
    - animal slaughtering
    - animal winter shelters preparation
    - preparing accommodations & meals for visiting students
    - wool & dairy processing
    and more!

    The farm is buzzing with activity and we are happy to welcome volunteers to join us!!

    *️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️Please note that weekend help is often required at the farm. We try to rotate weekends but this cannot always happen special events require everyone's assistance. You will of course always have 2 days off per week but this is not always a weekend.*️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️ Volunteers will be required to work 5 hours a day for 5 days a week.

    If you have a specific skill or area of interest please let us know. Skills we would love to recruit from volunteers: computer skills (web designing, social media), organization skills are always welcome, carpentry skills, chainsaw experience and a willingness to work with animals.

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    Helpers will get to stay in our yurts, campers, wall tents or lofts depending on the season and availability.   Some spaces are shared, others are private, some spaces have electricity, others do not.  We use composting toilets as well as an outhouse. Please note we DO NOT have wifi available on the farm. Wifi is available in town at the library and we can certainly assist you in getting there. There is a washer, shower, kitchen, etc.

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    Our property is bordered by the beautiful Hay River (which provides excellent swimming during the summer). 20 minutes away to the south is Alexandra Falls, a huge waterfall. And 20 minutes to the north is the Great Slave Lake, which has beautiful sandy beaches. In the springtime there are lots of Morel mushrooms to pick in the forests nearby. In the winter many locals enjoy ice fishing, dog sledding, cross country skiing and cozying up by the fire with a good book.

    In your time off, you can explore anywhere you want (remember that you will be surrounded by forest!), you can go to the nearby town (Hay River) which has groceries, restaurants, a bar, a recreation center, and a farmers market, you can go to see the local sights, etc. There are festivals and events to be enjoyed year round.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 125199237857