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Positions: Core Team – Builder, gardener, forester, soil builder...
Type: unpaid + training, equipment, basic accom. & food, more (see below)
Organization: Forest Gardens
Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Forest Gardens is a family homestead and educational site for cultural and ecological regeneration.

Yearning for a life aligned with the earth, we stepped out of mainstream society and into the forest to re-learn what it means to live in harmony with each other and the land. Our vision is to live in balance with the earth, and at peace with ourselves and each other. Our primary goal is to learn how to live with the land in ways that provide for our needs while increasing the health, resilience and function of the surrounding ecosystem and human community. Our secondary goal is to facilitate, educate, and empower people to create resilient relocalization and cultural and ecological regeneration in their own lives and communities. Our practices include permaculture design, 8shields, regenerative agriculture, keyline design, agriforestry, holistic management, the soil food web, ecosystem based conservation planning and a whole bunch of trial and error.

Hidden amongst the trees of the West coast of British Columbia, we invite you to join us on this journey into land stewardship and community building!

We are excited to be launching an intensive homesteading immersion apprenticeship program this season, as well as shorter introduction to homesteading work trade opportunities.

  • Want to learn how to live a lifestyle of resilient relocalization through cultural and ecological regeneration?
  • Want to be part of the early stages of developing an education site for regenerative land care and community living?
  • Want to experience a full season of practical permaculture design and skill building with an awesome team of like-minded people?

Then join us for an intensive homesteading immersion! 

Positions available: Builder, gardener, forester, soil builder...

What we will provide: 

  • training, equipment and support for you to work safely, effectively and with confidence in the different tasks you work on
  • all the tools, equipment and materials needed to work on the land
  • instruction and practice in the practical skills of homesteading
  • mentoring through the regenerative design process in real world projects
  • opportunities to participate in the various workshops and educational programs that take place on the land
  • basic accommodation and infrastructure for living, including:
    • cooking & eating supplies & fuel
    • composting toilet facilities
    • washing facilities
    • electricity to charge devices
    • space in our vehicle when we make trips around the island
  • enough organic and local food to keep you happy and energized
  • a fun, safe and supportive community environment

Please visit our website for more information on our project and the different positions we have available:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 22 2019    ID: 51509