Monday, 1 February 2016

Q66: Man Seeks Doukhobor Farm Work

From: Lawrence Donegan, Toronto, Ontario

Can you help me find work on a Doukhobor farm, or any farm?

I want to learn more about pacifism, Doukhobors and preserve the environment.

I have spent about eight months of my life farming and am interested in farming again this year. I have an interest in the Doukhobors and wonder whether there are any Doukhobor farms in Canada that are in need of workers. ...

I am from Toronto, 30, live with my parents in a big Catholic family, and work as a dishwasher at a restaurant. While studying philosophy at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, I first read about Doukhobors in George Woodcock's book Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements, 2004. I also learnt from a professor that Tolstoy may have derived much of his inspiration for agricultural communes from the Doukhobors. ...

I am concerned for the welfare of the environment and the integrity of my own person. These factors, among others, have led to my desire to possibly work on a Doukhobor farm.


If any Doukhobor, Mennonite, or other farmers need a farm hand, or know of anyone who does, please contact Lawrence Donegan by email :

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  1. College of the Rockies in Creston offers a farming course and most of the graduates find employment in this beautiful valley, though they are among independent farmers of all faiths.

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