Volunteer and learn at a teaching centre and organic micro-farm in St Margarets Bay Nova Scotia, Canada



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  • Descrição


    Join us for a valuable learning experience here. There are a number of volunteers and volunteer interns helping Susan and Robert each summer and fall to manage an intensive cooperative organic garden. We'd love to have you as well.

    This is a 10 acre teaching-centre micro farm with 2 acres developed for the home and gardens with the balance remaining as a woodlot. The vegetable gardens include 14 raised and terraced beds as well as larger garden plots. There are four small greenhouses, a small vineyard, fruit orchard and berry-crops, as well as ornamental areas and a bee apiary. An old hand-dug well has been reclaimed to provide irrigation water for parts of the gardens.

    The home is passive-solar heated, with solar hot water and supplementary photovoltaic electricity. We maintain this place is an example of a ‘transition home’ which is more resilient and adaptive for the future, producing much of the required energy inputs on site. When combined with the gardens, greenhouses and workshop, the home demonstrates several ways that a residence can be a productive asset, rather than solely a center of consumption.

    The gardens and greenhouses are managed as a cooperative community effort with 5-7 people helping as co-managers, neighbor volunteers and interns. Workshops, school field trips, learning tours for community organizations and other events are scheduled periodically, dependent on COVID protocols at the time.

    We can teach workawayers all aspects of organic gardening, beekeeping and food preservation. In addition, we teach many aspects of local resilience, deep adaptation and readiness for climate change. We hope to learn from you as well about these practices in your part of the world.

    COVID Status: Nova Scotia has maintained a very low incidence of COVID through contact tracing, lots of testing and mandatory face masks in public places. Note that currently, anyone coming from outside Nova Scotia will need to self-isolate for 2 weeks. We may be able to accomodate this requirement depending on the schedule for someone's arrival.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Manutenção geral

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    As a model transition home of the future, we are offer a depth of knowledge of how communities are building their own resilience for a potentially fragile future. There is an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills and increase knowledge and awareness of innovative community efforts around the Atlantic Canada region, as we work with many others in a network of learning.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    We require help with certain projects for the gardens, lands and built environment, including installation of a artesian well, garden expansion, greenhouse repairs and general garden maintenance and harvesting chores. Some basic carpentry or other building skills, as well as gardening skills, would be helpful but not necessary.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Intermediário
    Italiano: Intermediário

  • Acomodação


    The primary accommodation is a separate loft bedroom above our workshop with a half bath. Shower, sauna and other amenities are available in the house. Other options may exist depending on the timing of other visitors. We will provide meals, but assistance in food preparation and occasional cooking would be greatly appreciated. Many meals are prepared with fresh vegetables from the gardens. We'd love to experience your favorite recipes from your location!

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Our location is convenient for Lunenberg and Mahone Bay (40 minutes), Peggy's Cove (20 minutes), Halifax (25 minutes) and Wolfville (50 minutes). Locally, we have a farmers market, a shopping area with a number of local artisans and several great cafes that serve lunch and coffee.

    There are many great hiking trails in the area, both along the ocean and through pocket-wilderness. This is a popular area for beach-goers and bicycle touring. One cafe has bikes for hire, with a 'rails to trails' all along this shore. Buses provide public transport into Halifax.

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    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have a fairly large gravel pad in a protected location which can be used for parking a campervan. There is no electrical hook-up or septic service at that location however.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 297318593742