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Wwoofing on the farm

The Bruce Family Farm is a member of WWOOF Canada. We live in a large old farmhouse and can accommodate several guests at a time. Typical farm activities for Wwoofers vary with the seasons and can include planting crops, shearing sheep, picking fruit, and haying, to name a few. If a Wwoofer is interested in trying something special, we usually try to include it in their farm activities. Visit
WWOOF Canada for more details.

Our Apprenticeship Program

We are also a member of S.O.I.L (Stewards of Irreplaceable Land), a network which links prospective apprentices with potential farms. In 2007, we began our apprenticing program at the farm, hosting two farm apprentices between April and November. Because we run a mixed farming operation, we are able to offer our apprentices experience and instruction in many different areas: animal husbandry, slaughter, and butchering; vegetable, fruit, grass, and grain production; heavy equipment use and maintenance, logging, food preservation, cheese-making, marketing, welding, and more. If there is anything farm-related that we do not feel qualified to teach, we will find opportunities in the local farming community for our apprentices. We also possess a respectable agricultural library for those wishing to supplement their hands-on learning with bookwork.

In order to assist apprentices, we offer full room and board as well as a small stipend. We are also willing to consider providing apprentices with their own market garden and their own booth at the local farmers market. Call us
or visit the S.O.I.L website for more details.