Small off-grid wilderness farm and foraging business in Yellowknife , Canada's Northwest Territories

  • 157 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 19 jun 2024



 Estancia mínima:  1 mes o más



  • Descripción


    Established in 2010 this is a small 12-acre developing farm located 30 kms from the city of Yellowknife, NT. We operate a wildcrafting business, learning Centre, small market gardens and also offer consulting services. The entire farm is run via solar power and located in the boreal forest. Herbs and veggies are grown on site while wild mushrooms, berries and wild herbs are foraged in the surrounding wilderness. Many of the products harvested on site are processed and dried in an onsite timber frame herb drying barn. There are two large dogs, and one parrot on site, as well as quail and soon chickens! In addition to foraging and growing local food, we are also a learning centre and offer training and workshops to others about sustainable foraging, harvesting wild foods, growing local food, food preservation, and conduct research on traditional indigenous ethnobotany. Folks come to our place not only to learn but also to support our local food security and sustainable foraging initiatives.
    The market garden aspect of the farm is a new operation and the gardens although small are productive. In the coming years there are plans to construct 200 sq ft of greenhouses and an additional garden plots.
    This is a business with a hard-working team of dedicated staff, volunteers, students, as well as a family of three Amy, Ian and daughter Wren. Amy is the founder and Ian is a timberframer/carpenter

    in Summer 2023 there are plans to continue developing the 12 acres on our small farm. There will be ongoing construction projects to build new buildings, painting, landscaping and developing new market garden plots. We have a young child so help with childcare or construction in addition to foraging and maintaining the small gardens are potential help we might be looking for. With foraged products we then manufacture wild herbal teas, soaps, candles, and person care products so there is lots of packaging and labelling to be done too!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    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 informática
  • 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

    Travelers will gain experience living and working in a small off-grid farm and foraging business nestled in the sub arctic wilderness of the Northwest Territories. We have a unique business like no other. Our region is a wild landscape filled with wonderful places to hike and explore, waterfalls, endless lakes for hunting and fishing and foraging. The nearby city of Yellowknife has a population of 20 thousand. There are annual festivals in the summer including Folk on the Rocks, and a weekly farmers market. The nearby city has all of the amenities of a small frontier town with a long history of mining.

    Where the farm is located you can jump in fresh water lakes, and hike for hours on end. We are nature lovers who are excited to share our knowledge of outdoor living, foraging for wild foods, baking, self sufficiency, medicine making, crafts such as beading, making baskets, fishing, canoeing, camping, wilderness survival skills, wild fermentation, and enjoying campfires.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • El anfitrión ofrece una paga acorde al salario mínimo

    El anfitrión ofrece una paga acorde al salario mínimo

    Este anfitrión ofrece alojamiento y paga.

    El anfitrión ha indicado que pagará al menos el salario mínimo por hora de su país por cada hora trabajada y que también ofrecerá alojamiento. Pide ayuda con un negocio o una actividad empresarial. Ponte en contacto directamente con el anfitrión mediante la mensajería de la página para obtener más información y detalles sobre el salario ofrecido. Cualquier acuerdo con el anfitrión debe cerrarse por anticipado.

  • Ayuda


    For summer 2024 we are only accepting VOLUNTEERS not paid workawayers. we will gladly accept volunteers and provide all food and lodging during your stay.

    Our project is a multifaceted business - on our farm and business we have small market gardens and grow food, we forage for wild herbs, berries and mushrooms, we manufacture products with what we grow and forage, we operate an online retail store and ship our products across the globe, we offer training and mentoring via our learning centre to others wanting to learn more about sustainable foraging in the north, and for those wishing to learn more about growing local food via market gardens, some come to learn about making medicines, off-grid living skills and wild foods, we are actively involved in research on ethnobotany via consulting services too. We travel to remote northern communities to teach workshops on the land, we have school groups and others come to the farm for foraging walks and workshops. There are many opportunities to learn and be involved in the various projects that are ongoing here.

    We especially need help with the day to day operations on the farm which include foraging on the land for wild herbs berries and mushrooms, maintaining and caring for the small gardens(watering, weeding, moving soil, building fences, harvesting veggies), we need assistance with the packaging, labelling and manufacturing of products, cleaning, help with the ongoing developments on our young farm such as construction related activities (painting and carpentry as we are in the process of building structures on the farm). Expertise such as professional photography, website development would also be an asset. We have a young child so help with childcare is also something we may consider.
    Much of the work we do is outdoors so please be prepared for rain or sun and rarely snow! The work we do involves hiking in the wilderness carrying backpacks and using small hand tools and our hands everyday.

    Please note that where we live it is buggy! There are loads of mosquitos and black flies and some may not enjoy this experience. If you have allergies to insects, pollen, or bees, are nervous around dogs of being in the wilderness than this opportunity may not be for you.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We are fluent in english and one of us is also fluent in french

  • Alojamiento


    Workers are offered off-grid accommodation. We have several options available depending on how many volunteers and workaways we have on staff at a given time. We have a 28 ft travel trailer which includes running water, electricity (solar power), multiple sleeping quarters including one queen and one single bed, couch and seating areas. Fridge and freezer, storage, over/stove and sink, radio, WIFI. We also have a small camper that has a single bed, stove top/range (no oven), running water, sink and kitchen table with storage for belongings. We also have tents if one wants to experience camping in the great outdoors! There is an outhouse with a composting toilet, as well as flush toilets inside the main building, hot showers, and laundry facilities. The Trailer depicted in the images provided on the profile is one of our larger 28 foot trailers. There is also space to set up your own personal camper if you own one and need space to park!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Workers will have full access to a wide range of fresh herbs and veggies from the gardens. Food staples are provided such as pasta, bread, tea, cereals, fruit, dairy and other groceries etc.
    Workawayers are expected to prepare their own meals although we often offer group family dinners or campfire cookouts. If you are not able to prepare your own meals and cook than this farm is not a suitable opportunity.

    Our farm is located a 30–40-minute drive from the city of Yellowknife. The nearest airport is in Yellowknife and we offer pickup and drop off at the airport for arrivals and departures.

    If you require transportation to the city for errands you will need to carpool with the owners of the farm when they are in town.

    If workerawayers have their own vehicle, it will allow you more freedom to explore nearby trails and parks.
    Our location is somewhat remote and it is peaceful and quiet. Our farm is not a good fit for a traveler seeking a highly social atmosphere.

    The farm is best suited for an individual who is comfortable in quiet places with minimal humans visiting and those that enjoy spending time outdoors on the land and exploring wild places. There may be opportunities for helpers to participate in active research in other remote communities in the north through our existing operations. We frequently travel to other northern communities conducting research and training.

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have access to WIFI here on site but it can be limited at times. there is space in the accommodations for one to set up a personal laptop and we have access to printers in our offices.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have plenty of space for workawayers if you would prefer to bring your own personal accommodations such as a trailer or camper as well as tents.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Please email us and we can discuss!

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 944938556931

Comentarios (1)