Come join us on our biodynamic farm! Ontario, Canada

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    25/06/2022

  • Medallas

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a mother and daughter team, ages 68 and 24, living near Tweed, in Eastern Ontario, 40 kms north of Belleville, halfway between Toronto and Ottawa. Our farm has been in the Vander Wey family since 1958, but it was first established as a farm likely in the 1870s. It has woods, pasture, some acres planted in trees, hayfields, a large garden, three retired horses, a small tribe of goats, and cats. In 2017 we added bees, and in 2019 Emily is worked with her uncle to build AZ beehives, traditionally used in Slovenia, as well as a shed to put them in! In 2018 we also built a greenhouse! Since 2014 we have been using biodynamic practices with the intention of keeping our farm and expanding it's purpose for the next generation.

    In 2017 Emily graduated from Trent University with a degree in Indigenous Environmental Studies. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 she spent the summer working nearby at the farm, another biodynamic farm, and will do so again. She will be home evenings and weekends involved in projects at our farm. Sue does most of the gardening at home. She is also a visual artist and may be able to offer some encouragement and teaching if sketching or painting interests you.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales
    Práctica de idiomas

  • 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

    We look forward to showing you our area of Ontario and helping you gain some skills in growing, harvesting or preserving food. We are always learning more about biodynamic farming practices which we would be happy to share with you. Our area is great for getting outside to walk in the woods and explore the wetlands.

    You'll be invited to be with us at occasional bonfires, hikes and swims at nearby conservation areas, movie nights and workshops at the Learning Centre. We have lots to read, a piano for those who play. We are comfortable with someone who is working on their English, but that is our only language. We love to meet people from different areas of the world!

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are looking for someone who enjoys physical work and experiencing nature, and who is interested in growing food and developing skills for a self-reliant lifestyle. Some of the projects we would like help with are:

    gardening and yardwork, building compost piles, helping with hay in mid/late June, harvesting food, household responsibilities like tidy-up and occasional meal prep, planting some trees, small construction projects, being with horses, and feeding animals. If anyone has experience in organic beekeeping practices we would love to learn more from you! Emily is also interested in learning more about the medicinal uses of plants.

    We would count on 25 hours of work per week and would like stays of one to three weeks, depending on the time of the year. At times you would work alone, but we would plan to keep the tasks varied and interesting.

    At times we will be working with another farm, as the work of the two farms will overlap, as in the planting and haying season, as well as some interaction with the folks there.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We have a comfortable upstairs guest room. We have internet and TV.

    Sue intends to keep everyone well-fed, mostly vegetarian, mostly from our garden, but we can add some meat to our diet if that's what you are used to. We intend to accommodate the needs and interests of our Work-Away guests, dietary and otherwise.

    For the right person, longer stays will be possible. We are relatively flexible, though non-smoking and non-drinking, we will try to make your stay enjoyable and worthwhile.

    We can drive you to the greyhound bus stop for your comings and goings. It is relatively easy to get between Peterborough, Toronto and Ottawa on the greyhound.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

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    Horas esperadas

    Roughly 25 hours spread across the week, some days we work more, somedays less

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 266214292926