Growing vegetables and sustainable trees on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, We're Marlene and Peter Lewis. We have a lovely 69 acre farm nestled in the valley in Cedar on Vancouver Island. We're located 20 minutes south of Nanaimo, 5 minutes from the Nanaimo airport and 15 min from the Duke Point ferry terminal.

    We're growing mostly vegetables, some flowers and fruit, and we're growing 14 acres of Empress Splendour trees in partnership with a unique company. These trees are a source of sustainable lumber and the leaves are an excellent source of carbon draw-down.

    We are close to the ocean, many rivers, lakes, streams, mountains, provincial and regional parks. There are endless spectacular outdoor activities right here at our door step.

    We're looking for help with ongoing tasks on the farm with our produce and trees. We have travelled a lot in our lives and understand the needs of travellers and backpackers. We love to encourage travelling and support people who love to travel and explore the world.

    We can accommodate 1 single traveller with your own cottage on our lovely farm. If someone would like to pitch their tent or stay in your camper van here, we have lots of room for that also and can accommodate a couple.

    We are looking for fully vaccinated, non-smoking Workawayers and don't accept any kind of drug use. We do not accept non-vaccinated Workawayers.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Entretien général

  • 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

    We are experienced travellers who have travelled much of Canada and numerous other countries and continents in the world. We're happy to provide tips of fabulous sites and experiences for travellers. Peter is a professional photographer who is happy to give photography tips and support to those who share the same passion. Most of the photographs on our website (empressacres.ca) were taken by him.

  • Aide

    Aide

    During the summer, we are looking for help with watering the produce and trees, planting new crops, weeding the produce gardens, spreading mulch, mowing lawn, picking crops/pickling cucumbers and other vegetables, improving our irrigations system, organizing a workshop. At a later time, we would like help with building chicken tractors/coops, a market stand, fencing, interior house painting, etc. as the tasks and opportunities arise. We would love to have people here who are interested in learning about and contribute to our beautiful farm. We're happy to teach and provide support to those coming here and be part of our life. We are happy to encourage people to work on their own time schedule.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    In the warm months, we provide a private cottage with lots of natural light set on 69 acres of farmland with fields and trees. There are also 2 lovely outdoor bathrooms and showers for you to use. In the cooler months, there is 1 large, comfortable, well furnished room with a fridge, mini-oven, queen bed, table, lamps, cupboards and a shared bathroom with tub and shower. Peter and I live on the main floor and have our own ensuite bathroom. We are happy to share the kitchen and dining area for dinners. We work from home and would like everyone to respect one another's time.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    If you love nature and being outdoors, you couldn't find yourself in a more perfect location. Hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, cycling, walking, photography...there is so much to explore and discover all around the area. If you need transportation, we can make arrangements for that.

  • 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

    We have reliable wi-fi around much of the farm.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have space on the farm to park your campervan and possibly a motorhome.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week




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