The Secret Garden

Looking to see Vancouver Island, we are located 35min walk to downtown Qualicum Beach. The farm is a tranquil park-like setting with birds and wildlife to enjoy, as well as a working farm with Sheep, chickens, ducks and wild rabbits.

Hi, Peter and Sheri here. Are you a world traveller looking for a unique and meaningful way to experience a new place? Join our team as a farm exchange worker and help us maintain our beautiful homestead in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island! From tending to our gardens and flower beds to care for our chickens and sheep, there's always something to do on our diverse and thriving farm. Projects Spring 2023 - Starting the Last week in Feb We are looking for outdoor help with: Seed starts, clearing beds, bringing in wood to the house for heat from the wood shed, feeding and care for the sheep and chickens. And random farming tasks. We enjoy sharing the love and connection to the earth through gardening, animal care and living in a peaceful setting. This is a farm and we process and eat our animals. For many years we were vegan and have added meat to our menu as we are working on creating a sustainable life, where we can live off of as much of the land as possible. We buy legumes, wheat and beans as they are not native here. Being a farm and in nature, the full cycle of life is part of everyday living, from death to birth. We would love to have visitors to learn and grow with, in exchange for food and a place to stay we ask for 5 hrs a day 5 days a week. We are close to town 20 min walk, have bicycles for travellers and occasionally we do day trips.


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I dont even know where to start as it has been such a lovely time for me.The property is beautiful,Sheri and Peter are amazing hosts and the food is great too!The working hours are fun and you will learn a lot,not to mention the cute sheep and lamb.It was an overall satisfying and inspiring experience!

6 months ago

Sheri replied

Such nice words, Fabienne we really we all a great fit. Thanks again for all the help you provided and making me laugh lots. Happy travels!

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