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Loretto
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 40.5
Persons: 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 54050
Region: Ontario

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Last Updated: January 24, 2018

*We are currently looking for around 10-15self-starter type volunteers to stay for minimum 2 weeks in the months of March and April 2018. We will be completing several projects such as expanding our market garden via construction of raised beds, installing our new 20X36' greenhouse, building a rocket-mass heater for the greenhouse, and planting spring trees and bushlanes for our permaculture orchard. Ideally, we would rotate duties for daily tasks among the volunteers and they could work and play together in a communal setting.*

We are a third-generation organic farm located in the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine. This area of surpassing natural beauty has inspired each generation to embrace a mindful approach to farming. We feel the land is only ours in trust for those yet to be born.

We grow market produce in raised beds and sell it at our self-serve farm stand at our farm gate and through CSA. Also available are eggs from our heritage flock of laying hens and seasonal farm products such as maple syrup, honey, apple cider, and firewood.

We are lifelong animal lovers and have a commitment to raising our animals in as comfortable an environment as possible. Our pigs and chickens are in movable tractors, enabling them to forage for wild foods and engage in the natural grooming and leisure activities which factory-raised animals are unable to enjoy. Our sheep have acres of land to roam and forage and they are handled with respect and care.

Our horse stables are a comfortable retirement home for many beloved horses and donkeys, some of whom are still ridden while others are enjoying their golden years just roaming about and being horses. We are happy to take horses of any age or activity level, but we do have a special place in our hearts for the older horses who have given so much of their lives in service of man. It is our honor to provide care for these lovely older animals.

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