we are developing a wilderness homestead, regenerative farm and intentional community in British Columbia, Canada

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Not accepting the current system of extraction and exploitation, we stepped out of mainstream society and into the forest, in search of healthier ways of living with each other and the planet

    The age of fossil fuel powered industrial civilization is rapidly coming to an end.

    What comes next is up to us.

    In these uncertain times, developing self sufficient and resilient communities through ecological and cultural regeneration, and helping each other along the way, are the most important things we feel we can do.

    Guided by the concepts of Permaculture design, regenerative agriculture, and Buddhism, we are developing a hands on learning environment for life in the post industrial era.

    Our community is comprised of a core group of extended family members and a widening circle of friends, colleagues, team members and volunteers who all work together to bring the vision to life.

    In addition to the physical infrastructure we will need to thrive in the future, rebuilding healthy communities and cultures is an essential part of the transition to a post industrial civilization.

    Developing our community structures in response to the needs arising requires active listening, safe spaces for sharing, and the spirit of collaboration. A regenerative attitude is used both on the land and in our communal practices. Failure, challenging situations, and unexpected outcomes can all be used as regenerative community practices whereby our honest and open communication allows novel solutions and inner growth to occur.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    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

    Located on Salt Spring Island off the coast of British Columbia, the land is part of the coastal Western Hemlock bio-geo-climatic zone. Commonly known as a temperate coastal rainforest because of the cool summers and mild, wet winters, which support highly complex and productive forests, this region is home to a tremendous amount of plant and animal life.

    The land is nestled in a large plateau near the top of Mt Tuam. Selective logging in 2000 has left the land as a mix of young and mature forest, with small fields and a large outcropping of rock breaking up the gently sloping ground. Several streams wind across the land connecting a series of ponds and wetlands together. Before we arrived there was no human infrastructure other than a network of logging roads, and a drilled well.

    The forest is a mix of Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Western Red Cedar, White Pine and Red Alder. Three Big Leafed Maples, a willow and a Pacific Yew are scattered through the forest. Stinging nettles, foxglove, daisies, thistles, oceanspray, mullen, salal, Oregon grape, various mosses, lichens, ferns and lots of grasses make up the understory. Many species of insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals live in, on, and above the land.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    The Garden

    We currently have about 25 000 sq. ft. of no till raised garden beds, including a 3000 sq. ft greenhouse which was finished being installed November 2020. These spaces are planted with a variety of vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants and beneficial insect attracting plants. The beds are irrigated with a gravity fed, low pressure drip system. This year we will focus on creating and developing the garden spaces within the new greenhouse, as well as maintaining the two previously established garden areas. Amending the soil with compost and compost teas and mulching help us build fertility as we increase production. The garden is a central hub of activity and learning throughout the growing season with lots of work involved in preparing beds, planting, tending, harvesting and preserving the food that’s grown.

    The Permaculture Program

    As part of your season with us, you will have the opportunity to receive certification in our Permaculture Design Course. All educational material will be supplemented with the hands on work we do together on the land. The Apprenticeship program is an introductory level which allows participants to try their hands in all areas including growing, eco-construction, animal care and community building. Core Team members require previous experience in their specialized areas, as they will be leading teams and taking on a more collaborative role in directing the workflow of the season. We are looking for builders, wild crafters, gardeners, and foresters of all levels to join us in advancing their skills towards living a regenerative homestead lifestyle.

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Our accommodation options are still fairly limited but in the warm weather things are perfectly comfortable

    Bringing a tent and sleeping gear is your best option.

    There is a canvas wall tent with cots for groups or couples.

    We have a basic outdoor kitchen complete with all that's needed to cook and eat well, composting toilets, solar powered shower and solar usb chargers and portable power packs to charge devices.

    We live and work almost completely outside so come prepared to get intimate with nature!

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    Salt Spring Island is a great place to get lost for a while. The island is packed with natural beauty and friendly, interesting people. The towns are quaint and full of art galleries, delicious food, cafes and vibrant markets. And there are also countless gatherings, ceremonies, workshops and educational programs being offered all over the island.

  • 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

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    Horas esperadas

    max 25 hours with 2 days off



Número de referencia de anfitrión: 991218493959