Position: Market Garden Intern
Type: f/t internship with room & board, stipend, more (see below)
Organization: Foragers Farm at Headwaters Community Farm
Location: Cobourg/Port Hope/Northumberland, Ontario (housing available)
Tyler Davis of Foragers Farm has moved to Headwaters Community Farm to start-up an ambitious, forward-thinking ecological market garden. Using the latest sustainable practices to build nutrient-rich beds, battle weeds and pests, and seed and cultivate for profitability, Tyler is stretching the boundaries to see a bountiful return on his one acre garden selling to markets both on-farm (farmgate, workshops, catering) and off-farm (farmer's markets, health food stores, restaurants).
Headwaters Community Farm forms partnerships with people like Tyler so support sustainable living through our "feet on farm" philosophy. Our aim is threefold: to feed our family and workers fresh, whole, nutritious foods; to use sustainable methods of farming and living to protect our beautiful environment; and to open our farm to outside visitors to share in our bounty and to educate them about healthy eating, ecological farming practices and homesteading skills.
As part of our team, the Garden Intern will work exclusively with Tyler with additional support from volunteers from all over the world. The intern will also be expected to help supervise volunteer workers and be a friendly and informative communicator with customers.
We are looking for someone who is mature and genuinely seeking an ecological path of working with plants and living and working on a farm. Although the work is hard with long days outside in the natural elements, we hope you will have an appreciation and gratitude for the rewards this work brings and find love in what you do. We are looking for people with a can-do attitude, excited to experiment and learn though experience, working with others as well as spending time alone. We encourage you to express your needs, intentions, ideas and philosophies and be willing to resolve conflicts or differences of opinion through good communication.
Headwaters creates an inclusive community of workers who like to spend their free time together cycling, swimming at the Cobourg beach, hiking the forest or just relaxing around the bonfire, listening to music and sharing stories. There is always plenty of good food, fresh air and places to retreat and relax.
Commitment: 45-50 hours a week, Monday to Saturday, May 1 to October 31.
Room and board provided + $100 a week stipend
To apply, send resume with 2 references to Linda Armstrong:
Deadline: March 31, 2017.
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GoodWork ID: 38025 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 3 2017