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I thought I'd put it out here for those living in the Toronto area who'd like to build their sweat equity and get their hands dirty. I cannot compensate you but will make dinner over the camp fire and lunch via Solar Cooker. I'll be building a Hugelkulture bed and two fruit tree guilds this spring. I live in Toronto and my site is south east of Lake Simcoe just over an hour's drive. It's close enough to visit for the day although there is plenty of room to camp and mosquitos enough for all. Please know there is no running water and minimal electricity. I'm planning the tree delivery for end of May and a load of wood chips when the road is clear of snow.  Sorry I can't be clear on dates at this time as other work is being done as people have free weekends to help me on other projects.
 
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I'm across the country from you, can't join in, but I think you're idea is great.  I've participated in — and enjoyed — a whole lot of those.  Organized them too.

By the way, if you now have, or soon will have, stories about work-bees/work-parties, there's a thread to share these here: https://permies.com/t/39844/Share-barn-raising-type-stories
 
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Great thanks I'll post some stories if we get anyone out, so far I've had one of my brothers, and two friends help out. I've helped out at two Earthships in Ontario and always wanted to go down to New Mexico and join a Mike Reynolds workshop. I've been to a couple African countries as well and learnt to build cement block construction by an Irish Mason. The first trip was a riot. I always have a some sort of car trouble usually a flate tire in or getting out of country. A few times we had to empty out the van so it would make it up the mountain dirt roads. I'll stop now I've got a stack of journals from my trips and could go on and on.
 
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drop me a purple moosage closer to the date. Spring is crazy time of year though so no promises. Live near haliburton so simcoe is fairly close. Always interested in something fun.
 
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I'm getting ready to build a large Hugel bed. I made a small one this summer and have been getting the spot ready to build a large one. If you are interested in a work bee let me know. I'm in Toronto and the Hugel will be built by Pefferlaw.

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Hugel Bed Preparation
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Hugel Bed Preparation
Hugel Bed Preparation
 
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