Who are we?
We are small-scale sustainably run flower farm and seasonally inspired floral design studio located in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. Sas Long has been working in organic flower and vegetable farming for 7 years. She has worked with some of the best farmers in the country and has studied floral design with some of the best in North America, including Erin Benzakein, Amy Merrick and Jennie Love. This season, the farm offers very exciting learning opportunities in the busiest, most crucial part of the season.
In your downtime, you can explore the beautiful surroundings of Prince Edward County. We are a short bike ride to Point Petre on Lake Ontario, surrounded by wineries and foodie delights, immersed in a community of young and old creative people who enjoy sharing their knowledge with new enthusiasts. You can take the opportunity to visit and perhaps volunteer at other farms in the area, of which there are many!
Interns will participate in every aspect of life on the farm and will be an integral part of the team. You will be expected to work a 40 hour week, generally Monday-Friday 8-5 (with a one hour lunch break), though these hours may shift depending on the week. Duties will include: Soil preparation, seeding, planting, weeding, pruning, harvesting, post-harvest preparation of flowers, preparation of flower CSA, selling at farmer’s markets, assisting in and learning about floral design for weddings and events. There are also always construction projects on the go if interns would like to expand their skills in this department.
Three Spring Internships: We are looking for three spring interns who will be on the farm for a three month period (April, May & June). This internship is ideal for someone who has an interest in sustainable flower farming and/or seasonally inspired floral design. It will be a good taste for someone who is interested in getting experience in this world. Spring is a very critical time on the farm, you will be involved in many aspects of the business and learn a lot about farming and floral design. Previous experience is not essential, though a serious interest in sustainable farming and floral design is. A valid driver’s license is preferred. The intern will be compensated with room, meals, and a $600/month stipend.
Who are you?
An ideal intern is someone who has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to learning the trade, in both in sustainable farming and the floral industry. Is capable of handling long hours, outside in all types of weather, repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting. Has the ability to work well on a team, keep a sense of humour, and manage your personal health and emotional needs.
How to apply:
If you are interested in a spring internship at Floralora Flowers in 2019, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in working with us this season to Sas Long at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will accept applications from now (January 7) until the position has been filled.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 11 2019 ID: 50238