Permaculture Farm Hand


The Exchange

Our farm has a diverse array of projects for those interested in food systems, animal systems, composting, water catchment, building and general homesteading skills. Must be able to cook for yourself while enjoying our large edible gardens!


Title

25 hours of help per week

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

3 days off per week

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Volunteers work along side our interns and land stewards on various farm projects. Volunteers live in community on our land and have access to our edible gardens. Length of stay is variable but we welcome folks to stay through October to help us prepare for winter.


Activities & Shift

Work shifts are Tuesday through Friday. We meet every morning at 8am for a check-in and review of that day's tasks. Morning chores include animal care and watering as well as tidying up communal spaces. Projects vary from Icelandic Sheep wool washing and picking to building a new outdoor kitchen. Harvesting and preserving vegetables, herbs and fruit is also common. We have an hour lunch break from 12-1pm and a 15 minutes break at 3pm. The work day wraps up around 5pm.


Rules

There are various rules and expectations posted around the farm to help guests know what is needed to maintain a clean and healthy living space.