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Bio-diverse, permaculture farm inviting volunteers for an educational experience in Quebec, Canada

  • Canadá
  • 184 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 04/02/2023



 Estancia mínima:  1 mes o más



  • Descripción


    We are a small homestead in rural Québec, growing veggies and fruits in a permaculture spirit. We are a micro-farm located in the beautiful rolling hills of Dunham. Our 14 acres include a mixed forest, vegetable and herb garden, greenhouse, swimming pond and trampoline, as well as an edible forest garden. Preparing sourdough bread, kombucha, yoghurt, and various preserves is part of our regular routine for our own consumption.

    Our primary aim is to support each other in our spiritual development. We are a hopeful, imaginative and empowering response to modern socio-ecological challenges. Our farm is a site of ongoing holistic enquiry, with the aim to live mindfully, compassionately, ethically, resourcefully, creatively, and simply. We share a common worldview based on the belief that all living beings are interconnected and have intrinsic worth; that respect, kindness, generosity and friendship are cherished values to be practised; and that cultivating awareness and equanimity is essential for harmonious living. Informed by our continuous personal effort at observing our mental, vocal, and physical expressions, we take responsibility for our actions and strive to reach our fullest human potentials.

    Here are the guiding principles of our life here.

    Five Precepts

    Five ethical guidelines for harmonious living form the bedrock of our community. To assist us in maintaining high standards of personal integrity, we strive to refrain from harming living beings, taking what is not given, sexual misconduct, speaking falsely, and consuming intoxicants.


    We are committed to clear, honest, considerate and positive communication in our daily interactions, and are willing to invest ourselves to amicably resolve any conflicts as they arise. Listening deeply to others, practising humility, and appreciating the rich multiplicity of perspectives is the heart of our relationships.

    Meditation Practice

    While there are no obligations to have a formal and regular practice, it is encouraged to do so either individually or as a group. It is through intentional and sustained practice that we come to understand, appreciate, and commit to the vision outlined above.

    Community Work & Decision Making

    Adults are expected to participate in various activities such as consensus-based meetings, cooking, cleaning, child-care, gardening, construction/renovation, and so forth. A cooperative attitude is the fuel for a smooth functioning community.

    Food All food we grow and purchase is vegetarian, and as much local and organic as possible within reason.


    We are mindful of our consumption patterns and attempt to minimize our ecological footprints by reducing, re-using, and recycling.

    Even though the work day is over, helpers are expected to contribute to the cleanliness of the communal spaces i.e.: living room, kitchen & bathroom.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • 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 eat all meals together and work in the garden or on contruction projects together.

  • Ayuda


    Helpers will experience all the steps necessary to growing a succesful garden: establishing and following a calendar, seeding and caring for seedlings, greenhouse cultures, bed preparation, transplanting, irrigation, season extension, identifying pests and disease, weeding, etc.

    As well as food transformation as a part of homesteading: kombucha, bread, tomato sauce, pesto, jam, sauerkraut, kimchi, hot sauce, freezing berries, etc.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    A-frame cabin, and two large bell-tents, all with proper mattresses. The cabin and one of the tents have electricity. We eat all meals together.

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    The Eastern Townships are a beautiful place to visit. Stunning landscapes with great hikes, a thriving art community and many cultural activities.

  • 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

  • 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

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 544959279368

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