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My partner Alan and I are passionate about growing our own food as well as providing it to other islanders. This is a very agricultural island and I spent 10 years on the Board of the DI Growers & Producers Alliance. Their motto is Denman Feeding Denman. I believe the climate crisis and the current war and food shortages make it essential that people know how to grow food. I love to educate people about how they can feed themselves. If you want to learn how to start seeds, how to plant and grow vegetables it is best to come in Spring (March-May). We have five acres of gardens (food and flowers) and are surrounded by trees. It is peaceful and quiet. The island is home to lots of artists and artisans and there are some lovely walks and bike routes.
Unfortunately, we can't accept pets as we have cats and they aren't comfortable around dogs.
I am immunosupressed so have to be careful. We need helpers to be fully vaccinated.
We are coming to the end of the 2022 gardening season so won't be having anymore helpers until Spring, 2023
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreJardinageBricolage et projets de constructionAide dans une fermeCuisine/repas pour la familleAide à la maisonEntretien général
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
We have lots of artisans, painters, potters, weavers and a vibrant community. Alan and I are both ex-Brits now Canadians who are well-travelled and love to engage in discussions over dinners on the deck.
In Spring we need help seeding, transplanting and planting in the raised garden beds, watering, and general garden maintenance. We do not use chemicals or anything toxic. We make our own soil and compost. There are three greenhouses.
In season, we mostly eat our own and island produce that is organically grown. We welcome people who enjoy physical labour and who like to learn new skills. You don't need a lot of gardening/growing experience we can show you. We enjoy it when helpers cook their favourite meal for us. We like to know if you have food preferences before you arrive and will meet you off the ferry at Buckley Bay.
Our guests stay in the house in a large room overlooking the garden. There is wifi.
We are close to the ferry to Hornby Island which is a very touristy island with gorgeous beaches (ours are rocky). There is a bicycle for getting around. You can hike/walk the trails, watch the wildlife, swim in the ocean, get a tan, play pickleball and other games at the Denman Activity Centre. There is a summer bus that goes around the island.
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Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Espace pour garer des vans
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
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Nombre d'heures attendues
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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