Volunteer introduction from Owen.

by Owen Ferguson
(Kimberley, Ontario, Canada)

Me out in the woods.

Me out in the woods.


My name is Owen and I have fallen madly in love with Oaxaca. I have spent 1.5 of the past three years there, in locations ranging from the southern coast to the central valley. I feel a connection to the planet in Oaxaca that I've never sensed anywhere else. Something about the rocks themselves seems to sing out a very special melody.

I am trained as a chef, in the classical European style, and so I find the food in Oaxaca to be particularly engrossing. While my Spanish is somewhat hobbled, I have managed to learn the vocabulary necessary to source quality ingredients at the markets.

Oh, the markets! Oaxaca's market culture is one of the primary reasons I continually return. Where else can one find such a panoply of resplendent quality so readily available? The processed food culture predominant in Canada is, in my opinion, one of the primary sources of toxic debasement afflicting the entire populace.

I'm looking for a place to show of my vegan cooking skills, ideally for large groups. However, I also possess other skills which would make me an asset for your organization outside the kitchen, including construction, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and gardening.

I would be volunteering alongside my wife Bex, who is primarily focused on the healing arts (as well as web-based promotion and course construction) so together we could provide assistance in all aspects of your operation.

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Oct 24, 2013
by: Danielle

Hey Owen,

I'm a fellow Canadian and volunteer applicant. I love hearing about your passion for food and the markets in Oaxaca! As a nutritionist and a bit of an aspiring chef I would love to learn from you!

Hopefully I'll meet you and Bex in January.



Oct 13, 2013
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by: Pete

Hey Owen. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm particularly pleased you've set up the IFTT scripts and think you may be the first apart from me to do this.

I very much look forward to receiving your volunteer application.

Peace brother

Oct 13, 2013
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by: Owen

I have shared shared on Facebook and Twitter. I have also set up IFTTT scripts to post Sanctuary updates to Twitter and LinkedIn, and have left a comment on Will’s blog. I look forward to spreading the word about The Sanctuary, and getting to know more of the community members there.

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