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LOCAL FOOD GROWING COMMUNITY 

Wanted: Food growing & sharing help
Type: volunteers, no experience required
Farm: Plainfield Heritage Farm
Location: Belleville, Eastern Ontario

Want to grow some organic food within a caring community of folks?

Live close to Belleville? Have transportation?

Do you have an interest in organic foods, gardening and/ or community activism/ volunteering and/or living in harmony with nature? Do you practice a healthy livestyle, enjoy being outside and like being with people & animals? Do you value working cooperatively? Are you physically able to do light gardening work?

15 minutes from the 401, we are an ecological farm in Belleville, Ontario. We are into our 3rd year running several community-based programs focused on mentoring and giving folks an experience with self-sufficency, organic food production, permaculture, livestock care, working with oxen, sustainable logging and homesteading. Please note our farm raises meat animals.

One of these programs is maintaining a small farm-based community of local folks who come out once a week or so for a few hours to light weed or plant, enjoy our beautiful farm, our small home orchard and permacutlure gardens and socialize with other like-minded folks in exchange for some of the week's produce to take home. This is not a commercial garden: rather, it is a homestead garden where we practice permaculture, polyculture, succession planting. Abundance abounds and many hands make light work.

No experience necessary but, weeding and planting is physical work so one needs to be able to work at ground level.

We are diversity-friendly and preference folks who might face barriers such as members of the BIPOC, LGTBQ and indigenous peoples. Unfortunately, at this time we do not have ability to create a safe environment for children as it is a working farm. This is for adults only.

We offer a few spaces each year and we have an application process.

For more information, please send an email to plainfield.heritage.farm@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 29 2022    ID: 62694