Help needed with our organic garden in beautiful West Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello and Welcome.

    I'm currently looking for help throughout the Summer and Fall of 2020. Besides the usual garden work (weeding, harvesting, etc.) there are garden paths, and wild forest garden projects needing work. With building garden paths being one of the current priorities, volunteers who are capable of some heavy physical work would be helpful at this time.

    There is a bountiful organic garden that produces most of the food that we eat, and I also wildcraft. I have been working on this beautiful piece of land for more than 45 plus years, growing food and medicine plants. I make plant medicine and save seeds. I have been trying to naturalize as many of these plants as possible. I am also trying to set the gardens up so that they are easy to work in. This is a 30 acre parcel with a large creek cutting through it, and is mostly wild land, south facing, a quarter way up the mountain. Great water, awesome views, lot's of birds and pollinators. I am a dedicated organic grower and am trying to learn from, and work with, Nature's systems. I have also had a very long term involvement in social and environmental justice movements. I am sharing this land with many of my family members.

    We live outside of Balfour, near Kootenay Lake and a half-hour drive from the culturally vibrant city of Nelson. There is a bus system to Nelson and the surrounding area and the longest free ferry boat ride in the country within walking distance.

    I am a wildcrafter, and have enjoyed teaching others, both formally and informally. Learn about sustainable living, how to grow and put up food for the winter. You will have the opportunity to harvest and process medicinal plants and to create oils, tinctures, teas, salves and creams. Learn to identify wild edible plants and eat fresh organic food directly from the garden. I have a very interesting, wide and varied library and love sharing stories. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in the cultural life of the West Kootenays, known for world famous music festivals, a vibrant arts scene, and multiple recreation opportunities including wilderness hiking and access to beautiful lakes and rivers.

    This situation would be ideal for people who are able to work both with me, and independently. There is a room with a queen-sized bed, so couples are welcome, a bedroom for a single, and there is an outdoor bedroom as well.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Entretien général
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Learn about sustainable living, how to grow and put up food for the winter. You will have the opportunity to harvest and process medicinal plants and to create oils, tinctures, teas, salves and creams. Learn to identify wild edible plants and eat fresh organic food directly from the garden. I have a very interesting, wide and varied library and love sharing stories.

    In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in the cultural life of the West Kootenays, known for world famous music festivals, a vibrant arts scene, and multiple recreation opportunities including wilderness hiking and access to beautiful lakes and rivers.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Besides the usual garden work (weeding, harvesting, etc.) there are garden paths, and wild forest garden projects needing work.

    We are providing food and accommodation for 25 hours of work each week. Hours per day can be flexible depending on task requirements and your needs.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    For volunteers there is one bedroom with a queen-sized bed in our house or depending on the situation another room with a single bed, there is also an outdoor bedroom. The rest of the living space is shared. Organic food is provided.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are a half hour east of the city of Nelson. There is a bus system and the longest free ferry boat ride in the country within walking distance.

  • 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

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  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

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  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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