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Role: Organic Gardener/ Permaculture Landscaper
Type: work exchange (not a job)
Host: Phoenix Farm

Location: Salt Spring Island BC (accommodations provided)
Term: at least 3 weeks stay preferred

Be part of a creative small Agricultural Tourism and Farmstay through exchange on a bright and sunny open landscape 18 acres Hobby Farm with campgrounds, fruit orchards, vineyard, swimming pond, playing field and forested area. We use only organic, all natural and permaculture practices and materials from the land for our compost and soil, gardening of fruits, vegetables, seed saving, processing for storage and making value added farm products.

Our work season is from May until the end of Oct. for hosting you. Starting earlier in the spring weather permitting through until the end of the Apple Harvest in the Fal. As your host I work as an Artisan at the local outdoor market and will be preparing and for vending value added food products from the farm and at our farm stand. I like to participate in work trade and and be integrated in a social and sustainable farming culture, help out with small building projects and build community.

The work exchange can vary from 10-15 hrs/ week depending on the different accommodations provided based on 3 day work week at 5 hr/day during your visit. Please inquire to see photo's of what is available at the time. More oppurtunities are possible for a full work trade with meals in the coming seasons as we expand our facilities.

Types of help and learning opportunities

  • Help with Eco Projects
  • Gardening
  • DIY and building projects
  • Farmstay help cooking and cleaning
  • Creating/ Cooking family meals
  • Kitchen help for staff and with food processing for the farm stand
  • General Maintenance/ outdoor painting
  • Biulding Fences
  • Removal of Invassive species 
  • General Landscaping
  • Prunning and Mulching
  • Digging and turning beds/ weeding
  • Harvesting and drying

Contact Jo-Anne,

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 13 2022    ID: 65668