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Position: Organic Agriculture Intern 2018
Type: contract/internship, April - mid November 2018
Organization: DRS Earthwise Society
Location: Tsawwassen, Delta, Greater Vancouver BC

Earthwise Society is a community based non-profit that operates a small certified organic teaching/demonstration farm that produces a variety of vegetables for local markets. We have an exciting opportunity for a recent grad who is interested in exploring a career related to farming and sustainable food systems. The Organic Agriculture Intern will be involved in the following tasks:

  • Participate in all aspects of farming operations including field preparation, planting, irrigation, weed management, crop management, harvesting, and post harvest handling.
  • Maintain compost systems and record temperatures
  • assist with marketing activities icluding farm store set up and display, CSAs, restaurant sales, promotion, recording, and tracking sales
  • represent Earthwise at Farmer's Markets or other outreach and engagement events
  • be responsible for tool and equipment use and maintenance
  • help maintain records of on-site actvities required for organic certification
  • deliver farm based education programs for children and adults, as part of a team
  • supervise volunteers and summer students in farming tasks

Qualifications: 

  • graduation from a post secondary progam in agriculture, horticulture, environmental studies or similar field.  
  • well organized, hard worker, and adaptable
  • experience in the not for profit sector a plus
  • must enjoy outdoor work 

This is a contract internship position from April through mid November 2018.  Applicants should be under the age of 30. 

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
pfleming@earthwisesociety.bc.ca
subject: Organic Agriculture Intern

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GoodWork ID: 43140       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Nov 23 2017