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Work-Trade Opportunities

Work-Trade Opportunities at The Living Centre

We are happy to offer this work-trade opportunity at The Living Centre. The work-trade gives you a chance to attend the workshop or training of your choice in exchange for work that will support the Centre's needs and growth.  Expect to participate in a diversity of work experiences.

The work-trade positions are generally available for those who can commute to and from the Centre. Some work-trades positions are offered to those attending our Certification or Mentorship programs but do not live within commuting distance to the Centre. In this case, work-trade times will be arranged with the facilitator.  

Needs of the Centre include:

  • Working in the gardens, greenhouse and orchardsfriends
  • Helping with the beautification of the Centre - cleaning, organizing etc.
  • Office work
  • Advertising & promotion
  • Computer/tech work
  • Visual arts
  • Public relations
  • Handyman, carpenter

The positions are part-time. People accepted for the work-trade will be selected based on experience, a persons consistent availability on certain days, and a willingness to support the needs of the Centre.

Most positions give $15 an hour credit. Once you have accumulated enough hours you may participate in the workshop of your choice. The work-exchange does not include the correspondence courses, private consultations or products. We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals with a strong interest to learn, grow and share.

Please send a resume, references, cover letter and picture explaining why you are the person for this position and what skills you have to bring. Email Lorenna or Shantree to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Personal interviews will be arranged with selected applicants only.

Administrative Position 

This position is for someone with computer, writing and organizational skills. Most of the work could be done from one's own home. 

Jobs include:

  • Monthly newsletters
  • Updating our website
  • Email organization
  • Facebook, Instagram & Twitter updates
  • Some promotion

Please contact Lorenna at 519-652-9109

Herbal-Forest Garden Assistant Positions

We are looking for a couple of enthusiastic and energetic individuals with a strong interest in nature and plants. Ideally open to graduates of one of our Herbalism, Forest Gardening Mentorship or Permaculture Courses. This position includes assisting during workshops/trainings and mentorship programs. This position is for folks with some gardening/landscape experience and wish to go deeper into this field of study.

Plant Foraging Wildcrafting Positions

Looking for one or two individuals who either know how to recognize and identify local edible and medicinal plants through the seasons or are interested in learning how to be a Wild Plant Forager, Gatherer and Wildcrafter here at The Living Centre on a regular weekly basis. One or two days per week position preferably Thursday and Friday beginning at the end of April through to November. Please contact Shantree 519-652-0230 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here are the links to the Permaculture & Mentorship Programs:

Four-Season Permaculture Design Course

Wild Nutritional Medicine Mentorship: Hands-on Application of Wild Nutritional Medicine

Practical Herbalism-Forest Gardening Mentorship: Garden Soil, Medicine-Making to Practical Application

Shamanu: Wild Earth, Wild Heart 8-month Mentorship

Please contact us for more information and to discuss your opportunity to give and receive through active participation at The Living Centre.

We look forward to meeting you. 


For those who will be staying on property at the Centre to fulfill their work-trade obligations there is an accommodation fee which will not be covered by work-trade.

Cost for accommodations during work-trade days:
- Tenting - bring your own - $10 for each person per night
- Shared Cabins - bring your own bedding $25 a night - $15 a night for second person

Facilities include: Fully equipped outdoor kitchen, cedar outdoor shower, washing area. Please be prepared to supply your meals, beddings and toiletries. If this is not possible contact to Centre to make other arrangements.

The above fee is different to our standard accommodation fees: Click here for accommodation fees during weekend workshops & weeklong trainings 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 519-652-9109 or 519-652-0230

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