Organic gardening in a very beautiful valley in the Kootenays in the Southern interior of BC, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a beautiful valley in the Kootenays in the Southern interior of British Columbia in a small town called Creston. We are surrounded by stunning scenery and mountain ranges. We are non-certified organic gardeners who grow and sell produce and sometimes bake and sell bread throughout the spring and summer months. Our farm is small scale, but very productive and busy. We also have cows, chickens, a dog and a cat. We grow herbs as well, and dry food for winter in our solar dryer. Our freezers are full of homegrown beef, and frozen fruits and vegetables from our land.

    We are Christians by faith.
    We are family oriented and live close to most of our adult children and grandchildren. We love children and, we, as hosts, welcome them.
    We are as self-sustaining as possible, and care about the soil, the environment and people. We strive to be good stewards of the land.
    We eat as much from our own farm as possible, and by that, we eat very well!
    Our lifestyle is simple, and we work hard at most everything we do.
    We are working on getting solar power and a functional micro-hydro system in our house. We are also in the midst of converting a school-bus into an RV.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    There are a lot of places in our valley to hike, bike, swim, climb, camp and enjoy outdoor activities. Our spoken language is English, so if you want to improve your skills in this language, we can help you with that. We strongly believe in community and sharing of our lives with others openly and honestly. The way we farm is with the intention of being sustainable and ecologically good stewards of the land. We are most happy to introduce you to other friends and family who are always excited to meet new people. We love having great conversations over hot cups of coffee, or cold glasses of kombucha. We are all about community and sustainable living.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are looking for someone to come alongside and help with the gardening and market vegetable prep for our honor stand, and to help on a day to day basis. Five hours a day of help would be most appreciated for four or five days a week, which will include stocking and managing our small market stand, picking fruit, helping load and unload our solar dryer and other outdoor activities. There is a lot of work to do in the gardens--weeding, mulching, transplanting and harvesting. We grow with organic principles, no sprays, no pesticides and no chemicals. We build the soil through composting, mulching and no till methods. This all takes work. We are working on a bus conversion for traveling in the future. There are household chores to help with, grass to mow, and if you like to cook, we love to try new cuisines. There is a great thrift store in our town where you can pick up some work clothes very cheaply, so you don't need to pack a lot of extra work clothes that can weigh down your luggage.

    We have decided on a no-pet policy at this time.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Accommodations are simple but comfortable. We offer any spare beds we have, and a shared bathroom in the house.During the summer months we have a small room in the loft of our barn for guests. This will include use of the compost loo, and outdoor hot water shower. We can also accommodate workawayers in tents or RV's, with lots of garden space and a patio with picnic tables and a fire pit.
    We are happy to share meals and food and have abundance of amazing, healthy food to eat and enjoy. Our valley is a very excellent fruit and vegetable growing area. Also it is very beautiful!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our town is a twenty minute drive to Kootenay Lake. This lake is a beautiful place with picnic sites, swimming, boating and water activities available. There are a lot of places in our valley to hike, bike, swim, climb, camp and enjoy outdoor activities. There is a large community complex that offers lots of activities and has an indoor swimming pool and exercise areas. Bring your passports, as we are only 6 km from the Canada / USA border so it is not far to go for a visit to the United States. We are pretty busy all summer with work, but would love to have more time for recreation which we could do if we can get more help, which is why we are looking for helpers through workaway.
    We are looking for people who are honest and have integrity and good work ethic. It would be a lot of fun to spend time together getting to know you over shared meals, outings, work and recreation. We love deep conversations about most anything, and spending time laughing and learning together with....you!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Our wifi is up to date and efficient.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have room for mobile home / campervan workawayers.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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