Holistic Learning

Experience ~ Learn ~ Grow

“Holistic education aims to call forth from people an intrinsic reverence for life and a passionate love of learning, gives attention to experiential learning, and places significance on relationships and primary human values within the learning environment.”

Wikipedia

Since 2018, we have welcomed people to the farm who are curious about off-grid living, unplugging from mainstream western culture, and being in relationship with the Wild community. For us, it has been, and continues to be, the adventure of a lifetime; a process of continued learning and growth. Our Vision of this place is about sharing knowledge and connecting with others in the hope that we will find new ways to be in relationship with our food and the Wild community that supports all life.

Our programs for 2020 offer a variety of ways to become involved in the holistic learning process. Through hands-on learning, group discussion, research, selected readings, and other interactive activities, we explore the following areas of study and practices here at Twisted Roots Farm:

  • Permaculture Methodology / No-Till Farming / Intentional Rotational Grazing
  • Market Gardening
  • Animal Husbandry / Draft Animals
  • On-site Animal Harvesting
  • Farm Management / Regenerative Agriculture
  • Agroforestry
  • Small Scale Milling / Ecological Forestry
  • Wilderness Awareness / Bushcraft / Primitive Skills
  • Nature – Human – Soul Connection
  • Sociocracy / Way of Council
  • Off-grid Living / Homesteading
  • Cooking Local Whole Foods in Season
  • Conventional and Natural Building Practices

Holistic Learning Opportunities

Volunteer Program: Join us as a casual volunteer anytime throughout the year. In exchange for your help on the farm, we provide accommodation, meals, and learning opportunities.

Volunteer Update
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, we are unable to accommodate casual volunteers at this time. If you are interested in volunteering at a later date, please send us an email and we can keep you up to date and let you know when we will once again be able to accept casual volunteers at the farm.

If you are considering volunteering for a longer period of time, you can review our Apprenticeship program and available intake dates.

Apprenticeship Program: A three to six month program suited for those who are interested in off-grid living, farming, forestry, and building. Participants engage in various activities with a focus on project development, farm management, skill development, and personal growth.

Apprenticeship Update
Our May intake for the Apprenticeship program is now full; however, in the event of any cancellations, we are still accepting applications for a waiting list for the May start date.

Our next intake date, which currently has space available, will be August 2020

With regards to COVID-19 and the Apprenticeship program, we are continuing to move forward with the program while following all current protocols as set out by the federal and provincial governments of Canada. Our main focus for this season will be growing localized food to help support local communities and contribute to local food security. We require volunteer help to grow food and therefore, the Apprenticeship program is even more important now than ever before. Farming is considered an essential service as stated by the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act which means that we are taking the utmost care when bringing volunteers to the farm to help grow localized food.

COVID-19 and Twisted Roots Farm
In response to the current pandemic, Twisted Roots Farm has shifted all efforts for this season to the growing of food. We will not have the capacity to host workshops, farmstays, farm tours or produce other secondary products as originally slated for 2020. We feel that local food security will become even more important in the coming months and our goal is to grow and provide as much food as we can to help support local food security. Farming is considered an essential service and we are following all of the current Global Order protocols as set out by the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act. We are also unable to receive any visitors to the farm at this time as we continue to practice social distancing and other guidelines as set out by federal and provincial resources.

Questions? Drop us a line at info@twistedrootsfarm.ca

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