Position: Volunteers or Apprentices
Type: volunteer position with accom., meals, one month or more (see below)
Organization: LifeSpring Beyond-Organic Farm
Location: Janetville, Kawartha Lakes, near Oshawa, Lindsay & Peterborough, Ontario (live on-farm)
We are an Organic/Biodybamic Farm in the Kawartha Lakes area looking for interns interested in helping out, sharing, and learning in our area of work and knowledge.
We are looking for a responsible Volunteer/Apprentice for preferably, 6 months to one year, and beyond if desired, but we will also accept a 1 month committment as well.
We take our wares to a Farmers Market in the Toronto area one or two days per week so nice if you have some ‘people friendly skills' and a good understanding and use of the English language.
There are several large and small animals on our farm and so a love and respect of animals, and a desire to work with them, is important at LifeSpring. We're hoping for someone who enjoys working with others and yet is happy working on their own as well. Someone who doesn't mind getting thier hands dirty and enjoys Nature.
LifeSpring is Organic and Biodynamic and is starting, with some permaculture. We request your help with our greenhouses, large vegetable garden, planting, growing, weeding, etc. and harvesting organic vegetables/fruit/herbs etc., fixing fences, planting or bringing in the hay, caring for our small flock of chickens, training calves, working with our herd of Scottish Highland Cows, animal chores etc.. The work can be quite varied and interesting.
You'll stay in a suite in the house with one or two other volunteers, trailer, or in a tent among the wildflowers if you like. But the house is shared and full of great conversations. There is fruit in the morning (great for cleansing), hardy lunch and nutritious dinner. During the growing months we tend to work 7 to 8 hours 5.5 days per week. This gives you one full day off on the weekends and one day off during the week from noon onwards.
Being Alternative Health practitioners we ask that you be a non-smoker. Anastasia, as well as being a retired photographer, is a Nutritionist, EFT Practitioner, Emotional Success Coach, and Bowen Therapist and Ken is, well, everything else, with a HUGE extent of knowledge and experience in hundreds of areas that is truly hard to find. Ken is a musician who has done concerts, and talks, all over North America. Ken has had his green thumb all his long life, having worked and shared alongside many friends and authors of books on every kind of farming, gardening, planting, growing, health prospect, invention, science and research you can imagine, and has so much knowledge to share in these areas, whereas Anastasia has been training, healing, and working with all kinds of animals (and people) for more than 30 years. Here you'll find a great learning experience with much to share for your life's journey.
Come and give of yourself to the land, which gives back so much in return. We feel that Mother Nature, in her intelligence continually imparts her knowledge to us all if we but have the eyes and ears to hear it.
We'd love a volunteer for the growing season, or a year, but we also take volunteers for a month as well.There is certainly room for flexibility and move-ability in dates and months coming and going as long as we are both in agreement with dates and changes as we are asking for reliable help.
We are mostly Lacto-ovo-vegetarian.
You can contact us through e-mail at:
Thanks so much!
Anastasia, Ken, and All the Creatures of LifeSpring
Here is a great short wwoofing film about a visit to our farm!
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 1 2021 ID: 43674