WORK TRADE: DUNCAN, BC – Kinsol Valley Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 03, 2020

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Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? Kinsol Valley Farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley might be the right fit for you!

ABOUT KINSOL VALLEY FARM

Kinsol Farm is located 20 minutes south of Duncan BC on 12 acres of valley-bottom land. The farm includes a large veggie garden, 60’ greenhouse, small greenhouse, orchard, herb gardens, pastureland (4 sheep), woodlot and 50 laying hens. The farm is organic, but not certified, and we host a farm stand, deliver eggs to local consumers, and sell to local health food stores and restaurants.

Kinsol Farm is a small community of live-in committed farmers working to develop our 12 acre farm. The farm is perfect for those with an interest in sustainable agriculture/living and being close to Nature. We are a 15-minute walk to the Kinsol Trestle and are adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail for hours of biking/hiking/walking. We believe in community, sustainable agriculture and sharing the joy of living on a farm. We are seeking permanent live-in help.

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DESIRED QUALITIES

Farm experience, enthusiasm, physically fit, communication skills, work ethic, self motivated and a strong interest in sustainable agriculture.

Job Tasks

  • Spring garden/greenhouse assistance including soil prep, planting, transplanting, etc;
  • Summer /fall weeding, harvest, prep harvest for sale, herb drying etc;
  • Assistance on special projects including woodcutting, maintenance etc. depending upon skills;
  • Egg collecting and cleaning.

ACCOMMODATION AT THE FARM

800 foot self-contained unfurnished lower suite with full kitchen, bathroom, 1 bedroom, living area, wood and electric heat; private entrance and lawn; shared laundry; phone line available, poor cell reception at farm – we are wifi-free and have a satellite and ethernet hookup for your internet access; hydro and internet extra. $700 equivalent per month.

JOB DETAILS

Term: March 1, 2020. Permanent position for suitable candidates. Accommodation provided.

Hours: 11 hours per week April 1 – Sept 30

Wage: $15/hour for 11 hours per week exchanged for rent ($700 equivalent)

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TO APPLY

Tell us about your experience, interest, and commitment to sustainable agriculture and farm community living. Henk Scholten at henkinsol@yahoo.ca

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

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