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Offering Permaculture Hands On Experience in Ontario, Canada

 
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Offering hands on Permaculture experience in Ontario, Canada

Permaculture focused, 32 acre Homestead in Ontario, Canada, Zone 4 b.

We are; 1 resident PRI PDC/practitioner, 1 resident PDC/practitioner, and 1 off site BF PDC affiliate.  We have established systems, and more in the works.  

If you are looking to gain/increase hands on experience of Permaculture practices, and to gain/increase homesteading skills that include animal systems/husbandry.  
Tenure is no less than 1 month and no more than 6 months, respective to mutual expectations.  You will be working along side PDC Practitioners in the continued Permaculture design implementation of systems on this homestead.  Straight exchange of Labor for room and board.

Progress tracking/evaluation are available for your files.

Projects on the list for this Spring/Summer:

1)  Continued building of interior of our out door kitchen, with completed rocket stove oven.
2)  Commencement of in-ground geothermal greenhouse.
3)  Chicken tractor(s)
4)  Continued work of weirs in creek basin.
5)  Continued water catchment works
6)  Geothermal chicken coop
7)  Expansion of fish pond.

Regular chores/work on the homestead:

Animal husbandry of poultry, dairy goats, and equine.
Dairy processing.
Kitchen garden, and zone 2 garden.
We use raised beds, hugelbeds, swales.
Regular upkeep and maintenance of outbuildings, fencing, barn, etc.,.

Accommodation:

We have an RV, and an insulated truck camper on site, in exchange for labor.
Main meals are in the main house, a good time to discuss projects on the go, and stay on top of things.

The area has Whitewater rafting, water park, golfing, canoeing, etc.,. for your days off.

For those interested (local or from afar), PM me for more details.

Cheers!  K
 
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We can't do a month, but we might be interested in visiting for a weekend to help with a project. Roughly where in Ontario?
 
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Hi Mikey

I'm in Renfrew County, close to the Quebec border, 126 km West of Ottawa, and roughly 400 km/4.5 hours drive from your location.  
Considering the distance, a long weekend might be the best bet.

Any and all available hands would be much appreciated.

Cheers!  K
 
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