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Ecological/Permaculture Gardener Internship with Potential Permaculture Design Program

Position: Ecological/Permaculture Gardener with Potential Permaculture Internship Program
Type: Full-time, with some food, accommodations, and more (see below)

Project: Living Landscapes

Location: near Wakefield, Quebec at two locations. Inquire about availability.
Housing Provided: Yes
Renum.: Not a paid job. Learning opportunity.

About Living Landscapes Design

Living Landscapes Design is a passionate ecological design company near Wakefield, Quebec, just 30 minutes north of Ottawa, Ontario. We're creating a thriving 4-acre forest garden and regenerative homestead alongside a beautiful lake with swimming and canoeing opportunities.

Other Sites

In addition to our homestead, we're also involved in other nearby forest gardens and no-till permaculture organic gardens. More details will be shared when we talk.

This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in permaculture design and ecological land management through a work-trade internship program. You'll gain valuable experience in a variety of tasks:

  • Learning: Learn or expand your knowledge of holistic ecological garden and farm design principles.
  • Implementation & Maintenance: Implement and maintain perennial and annual educational gardens featuring edible and medicinal plants.
  • Soil Building: Collaborate on building healthy soil in existing and new garden beds.
  • Garden Integration: Work alongside us to integrate gardens around established trees and shrubs.
  • Planting: Actively participate in planting trees, shrubs, herbs, and other beneficial plants.
  • Greenhouse: Potentially setting up a new greenhouse.
  • Plant Propagation: Propagate and care for plants in our nursery, giving you access to a steady stream of plants for your own projects (details below).
  • Independence & Initiative: Be comfortable working independently with the ability to take initiative and seek guidance when needed.

We Offer:

  • Learning: Gain hands-on experience and learn directly from permaculture designer and teacher Trent Rhode (with 20 years of experience!) and others with years of gardening and homesteading experience.
  • Accommodations: possibility of staying at our 4-acre homestead by the lake (room in house or cabin, or camping on land or connected crown land with your own tent and bedding). You'll also have access to a canoe and other outdoor equipment for exploring the lake. Alternatively, you can commute if nearby.
  • Food: You'll have access to a portion of our seasonal vegetable and some fruit harvests if available.
  • Plant Nursery Access: As a thank you for your contribution (minimum 4 weeks), you'll receive ongoing access to our plant nursery's surplus stock, including exciting options like hybrid walnut trees, aronia berries, fruit rootstock, hazelnuts, vegetables, and medicinal herbs.

Permaculture Design Internship Program

Are you interested in pursuing a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)? Living Landscapes offers a unique internship program that allows you to earn your PDC while actively participating in the development of our permaculture projects. Inquire for more info!


To apply, please send an email to:
briefly explaining why you'd like to do this internship, how long of a commitment you are interested in, possible start and end dates, and your experience with permaculture, ecology, organic gardening/farming, or agriculture in general. You may also call 705-313-4769 for more information.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 10 2024    ID: 71395