18 February 2014

2014 Planting A Seed Program


Ever heard of an ‘artist in residence’ program? This is the *farm* version 🙂

If you can’t move out of the city (yet), but want to spend the growing season in the country raising your own food, this just may be your chance 🙂 

What it’s all about….

Would you like to have your own CSA? Raise pastured poultry? Be a part of a growing modern homesteading movement?

Our “Planting a Seed” Program was created just for you…

Planting a Seed recognizes that there are plenty of you who dream of having your own farm. But maybe you just are not ready to leave your current home base (yet). Maybe you need more experience or want to really try this on before making the leap (permanently).

But how do you gain experience, flex your unique style of gardening/farming chops, and maybe make a bit of cash…


Introducing the :

Planting A Seed Program


What: An opportunity for 1-2 motivated people to come swap LAND for LABOUR and be a part of creating Manitoba’s first homesteading education and re-skilling centre while running your very own mini-farm op on site through the 2014 growing season.


Where: At Nourished Roots- a 320 acre property in the province’s Interlake region- just 75 km (about 40 minutes) north of Winnipeg near Fraserwood, Manitoba.


Does this sound familiar?


  • Drool at the thought of spending the summer in the country, outside, with your hands in the dirt (because your heart is already there)
  • Get excited about heirloom seed, permaculture design and re-skilling the way the rest of the population gets excited about a new episode of Mad Men
  • Are fun, open-minded, and are a down-to-earth dreamer


With ‘Planting A Seed’ you get access to:

  • Two large garden plots (i.e you don’t have to break ground).
  • Pasture (for example, if you would like to have pastured poultry etc)
  • The garden tools that are on site
  • An opportunity to meet and connect with a growing community of young farmers and homesteaders in the area
  • An opportunity to work and learn with a family building an alternative model of the modern homestead


In exchange for:

  • 8-10 hours of labour/week
  • 1 full share in the CSA (or, if you are not offering a CSA and just planting for yourself, a pre-agreed portion of harvest about equal to one CSA share)


You bring:

  • Enthusiasm/great work ethic/honest and positive attitude
  • Great ideas about sustainable farming & gardening
  • Your own accommodations (camping trailer/tent etc)
  • Your own food
  • Your own seeds/plants/soil amendments etc



Interested? Contact us here


Deadline for application is February 28


A little about us:



Nourished Roots is all about connecting people with the skills and inspiration they need to build community, to grow and eat good food, and to raise children who are nourished- body, mind and soul.



Nourished Roots is a 320 acre farm and re-skilling site right smack dab in the middle of Canada. It is the home of Canada’s DIY Homesteader Festival…


About the family behind Nourished Roots


Adrienne and Trevor traded in fancy shoes and power lunches for galoshes and preserves years ago.


Now you’ll find them and their two children building compost bins, hauling wood, turning soil and picking eggs. That is of course when they’re not in the kitchen cooking up delicious recipes made using traditional food prep methods…


Adrienne teaches workshops on traditional foods (with lots of special love for fermentation).




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