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INTERNSHIP POSITION

Position: Family farm internship
Type: full-time internship with room & board, stipend, more (see below)
Organization: Willo'Wind Farm
Location: Uxbridge, GTA, Ontario (near Oshawa & Newmarket)

Come be part of our farm team and learn about sustainable agriculture!

We have internship openings available for the fall season starting Sept 1 until Nov.

Willo’ Wind is a 100 acre family farm committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship of the land. We’re located 1 hour north of Toronto in the rolling hills of Zephyr. We grow a 6-7 acre market garden, and raise numerous animals ( chickens, pigs, turkeys, cows and two draft horses).

The vegetables and meats produced are sold directly to consumers through a 100 member CSA and four Farmers Markets in Uxbridge and Toronto. Apprentices on the farm get a diverse farm experience: On the market garden side; field preparation, planting and seeding, weed control, harvesting, processing, cover cropping, mulching, irrigation, marketing, and greenhouse management.

The livestock side of the farm introduces apprentices to all aspects animal husbandry. This includes chores (feeding watering animals, collecting eggs), rotational grazing, making feed, hay and compost.

Apprentices will also learn about food preservation, draft horse power and native land restoration. We also offer help with farm and business planning for those with a serious interest to start their own farm.

Willo’Wind Farm is also part of CRAFT Ontario Kawartha node. This means we will take part in 6 monthly CRAFT field days where we will visit other farms in the region. It also gives you the opportunity to meet other farm interns and like minded people.

We offer room and board on the farm and a monthly stipend with an end of year bonus. Amount of stipend depends on amount of experience.

We are looking people with a serious interest in learning how to farm, and we will do our best to provide you with a rich learning experience that will help prepare you to start farming. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are willing to learn with hands-on experience, and we are friendly, flexible and open to accommodating different learning desires.

If interested please contact us with a cover letter and resume, also please check out our website for more info and past interns experiences.

Contact: Adrian Stocking
Tel: 416 254 0835
E-mail: adrian.c.stocking mask gmail.com*

Website: http://www.willowind.ca

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GoodWork ID: 41419       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 17 2017