Let's go and plant gardens in First Nation communities

Have the wilderness experience of your life by helping aboriginal people succeed, and by learning about and participating in traditional native culture. It's an amazing feeling helping others, whether you help clear an ancient trail, build a community garden in a native community, or help with one of our famous hot springs renovation projects. Many volunteers return again and again because the experience makes you feel so good about yourself. Each trip is unique and each experience makes you feel like you are making a positive change in the world and are having new rewarding and enriching experiences. Spend your days working in the wilderness and your nights soaking in the most beautiful hot springs in the world. Interested? Read on!

This time we will be putting the final touches on a couple of different First Nation community gardens. This includes transplanting seedlings, spreading new seeds, building some fences and maybe even switching chickens around between communities. We will spend several hours working each day but will have plenty of time to soak in the T'sek (Skookumchuck or St.Agnes Wells) Hot Springs 44km on a logging road past Pemberton. If the group is big enough we may even do some work on the old Gold Rush Trail.

We have some vehicles but most likely will need more. Vehicles should have decent clearance and good tires. All participants are responsible to bring their own camping gear, food, and clothes suitable to work. Fuel costs will be shared between all participants.

This time we will be leaving in the afternoon to make it easier for people to attend our trips.

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  • kathryn

    I completely read this all wrong. I'm new to meet up and didn't see the description. I thought your meeting spot in Vancouver was where the work would be done. Can't make it this time but sounds amazing so next time! Have a great time.

    July 3

  • Carey A.

    sorry I have to back out now. Hope to make it to an event soon.

    June 29

    • Sonja

      Too bad. Maybe next time.

      July 2

  • Elisabeth

    Hi! my roommate and I want to do this. We have a couple of questions. 1) will a sedan make it on these roads? 2) there will be potable water access there, right? 3) if it rains, will there be a place to pitch the tent that is dry or will we need to bring a tarp? 4) my roommate isn't a member of this group, does he need to join?

    June 27

    • Sonja

      Hi Elisabeth, Well, it probably could make it to the hot springs if you take it really slow and don't load it up too heavy. There is water access at the Hot Springs. No, you will have to bring a tarp, the campsite is in the forest so there are trees but they only give so much protection. As long as you indicate that you are bringing a guest/friend your roommate will not have to join the group.

      June 29

  • rebecca

    How long/far is the hike?

    June 27

    • Sonja

      Hi Rebecca,

      June 29

    • Sonja

      This time we will be mainly working on community gardens, that being said there are plenty of hikes you can do in the surrounding area after work is done.

      1 · June 29

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