Wild Chef Shared Life Permaculture in Faerie Food Forest Gardens

The experience

Are you a keener eco chef, omnivorous foodie, experienced baker? Excited by wildcrafting preservation & fermentation, manufacturing photography filmmaking social media marketing? Current projects: juice bread soup syrup jam herbal teas spiceblends. We grow native indigenous wild botanicals; we gather dry & rub herbs, harvest fruit, preserve abundance & WOW international farmstay guests daily with 3 Michelin star-worthy, shared whole food feasts!

What you offer

30 hours of help per week

Cooking: Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

Bartending: Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.

Additional fee required

Amount: US$ 25 Per day

Fee pays for: Donation to project

Description: $25 per day for your first 30 day trial period to cover training, learning, study, nutritional healing & local organic food costs. After 30 days, great collaborators may be eligible for a needs based scholarship to cover this fee for the remainder of their 6 month culinary permaculture certification.

What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

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

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

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Fast Internet Access: High-speed internet for you to work remotely

Dedicated Workspace: Specific space for you to work remotely


Beginner English

Between 18 and 80 years old

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Collaborative visitors are a vital part of this sphere; help with simple chores in our home kitchen, house & forest gardens to keep everything clean, organized & running smoothly. Daily work here is maintenance - "the laying on of hands" - it's how we get more love in the world. Kahlil Gibran says "Work is Love made visible." We work hard, play hard, nourish our shared earth, one another & love doing it.

We challenge ourselves and all collaborative visitors to honor and practice:

“The Four Agreements
1. Be impeccable with your word. [tell the truth - do what i say i will do]
2. Don’t take anything personally. [it's not about me]
3. Don’t make assumptions. [be curious - ask questions - share feelings]
4. Always do your best. [my best is enough & is different each moment]
Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.

Activities & Shift

We DO NOT write letters of invitation. You must have a VALID VISA for Canada.

Newbies start with a 30 day contract; we prefer cool kats who envision a culinary permaculture internship or an eco business apprenticeship (food forest gardens, wild culinary design, online marketing, photography, farm stay guest house, eco cleaning, recycled eco building, ethnobotany) Certification details responsibility, accountability, in flow awareness & skill set based on your entrepreneurial vision statement.

This little piece of the spiral is collaborative, co-created, self-directed, entrepreneurial in focus with core peeps taking turns to lead, follow & hold sacred space for equitable growth in new found tribe. Lauraleen, Lucas, Furano India, Colin & Alexandra are contagiously enthusiastic, perfectly imperfect, fallible humans who respectfully engage, go deep & realize home on this shared land.


Ask for what you want. Tell people your needs. Share your feelings & All is well.

Proud to be hippies! Clothing optional nude pool patio & alkaline mineral hot tub. May-Oct.

NO synthetic fragrance, tobacco smokers or nicotine vapers. Mostly chemical, pharmaceutical & plastic free environment. We clean with baking soda, vinegar and essential oils. We work to eliminate cycles of addiction, mindful of authentic wellness. Private use of daily medicinal plants, CBD, herbs, homeopathy & occasional sacred plant medicine ceremony is awesome. Maximum use of recreational alcohol, cannabis or coffee, 2-3x per week or month is a focus.

LGBTQP2S friendly, liberal, open, poly-curious. We practice the four agreements, compassionate communication (NVC), radical intimacy, being yoga, active meditation & teach only Love. If we are folks you've been feeling, come live, laugh, work & play with us!