2 COMMUNITY FARM INTERNSHIPS
Position: Organic (uncertified) Farm Internship
Type: Internship with Room, Board & Stipend
Organization: Albion Hills Community Farm
Location: Albion Hills Conservation Area near Palgrave and Caledon Ontario. 15 minutes North of Bolton. About an hour North of Toronto.
Albion Hills Community Farm is a non-profit farm that advances the understanding of local food and sustainable agriculture practices through farming, education, conservation and community partnerships. The farm is a place where students, teachers, farmers, community groups and families come together to learn about and participate in local food production in ways that serve the needs of growing near-urban communities. AHCF runs a CSA and Market Garden, a large community garden and offers various educational activities on site.
We are seeking two Interns to assist with the market garden from April to October for the 2017 season.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER:
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
We hope that you are mature and applying for this position because you want to live on a farm and work on a farm. You expect that farm life is hard yet rewarding work that you can love. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a positive can-do attitude who are comfortable working with others and also like spending time alone. It is important you are able to express yours needs directly and are willing to resolve differences with an open mind and good communication. We hope you are curious and want to learn and encourage you to share your ideas. The work is very long and hard, but it is also fun. Your attitude is as important, if not more important than, your experience.
We will be working side by side for 7 months, from April until October, give or take a few weeks. It is important that we are compatible.
You will be willing to sell at Farmers’ Markets and should be reasonably outgoing. You will learn how to talk about sustainable growing, the products we sell and our farm to customers with genuine interest.
You should be in good health, farming is a physically and mentally demanding job!
A driver’s license and sense of humour are great assets!
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GoodWork ID: 37534 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jan 12 2017