Help with regenerative farming and a theatrical hike about climate change solutions at Turtle Island Acres near Toronto, Canada

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  • Activité récente: 11 juin 2024



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  • Description


    Indigenous and Indigenous-ally mother and son (Dale and Kieran) own and steward valley land fronting in the hamlet of Eden Mills (population 350); as well as a five acre field outside the valley. We call our place Turtle Island Acres (TIA) and our goal is to teach skills in permaculture and community-engaged arts using an Indigenous Land-Based Learning approach. Set on 16 mostly wooded acres between the two branches of the Eramosa River, Turtle Island Acres is home to turtles, beaver and herons and is named in honour of the Indigenous name for North America (Turtle Island). TIA is a non-profit educational organization - we consume or give away all our produce.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
  • 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

    Travellers will learn about regenerative permaculture, Indigenous Land-Based Learning, and community-engaged arts as a tool for environmental education and social change. Dale has a Masters in Environmental Studies and has worked as a professional playwright and community-engaged theatre director for over 30 years. Kieran is completing a double-major in Indigenous Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. Travellers will also be given the opportunity to learn first-hand about Canadian Indigenous and settler cultures and recent efforts at reconciliation.

  • 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


    Help on our non-profit small organic regenerative permaculture arts farm near Toronto Ontario Canada. We need help building and expanding permaculture beds and building a fence on a 5 acre field. Also need help finishing a bath/shower house, so plumbing and carpentry skills are an asset. Our crops include vegetables (specifically potatoes, tomatoes, corn, beans, squash and nut trees), as well as maple syrup in the spring. Optional help welcome with a theatrical garden tour about climate change solutions that we will stage this summer and fall.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    French or Spanish

  • Hébergement


    "Glamping" (comfortable camping) for one or more people (depending on how cozy you want to be) in a fully-furnished 16 foot Bell Dome Tent (similar to a Yurt) on a wooden platform in the woods. Some electricity and solar, wood-burning stove, in-house composting camp toilet and nearby outhouse. Bath and shower house is a work in progress, but shower (and river bathing) available nearby. We prefer independent food buying, preparation and eating, although free garden produce will be available and some shared meals, if you like.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Eden Mills is an active arts community with an annual visual arts studio tour, regular music events and the acclaimed Eden Writers' Festival. Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral has been an ongoing project for over 15 years and has resulted in 90% carbon neutrality. Transportation available in my electric vehicle to nearby farmers' markets, shops, amenities and local sights which include: a reconstructed 15th century Indigenous (Iroquois) village, the City of Guelph (a university town with nightlife and international restaurants), hiking the renowned Bruce Trail, Niagara Falls (90 minutes away) and all Toronto has to offer (1 hour away). Also we can pick you up at Pearson, Toronto's International Airport.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Lots of space for parking campervans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Dogs and cats. Must be people-friendly and house-trained and the living space must be thoroughly cleaned before departure (no dog or cat hair left behind).

  • 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

N° de référence hôte : 583618688887

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