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ORGANIC FARMING APPRENTICESHIP

Position: Part time farm helper
Type: part-time with optional on-farm accom., more (see below)
Organization: Hawthorn Hill Farm
Location: Grafton, near Kentville & Wolfville, Nova Scotia

We have a small, market garden farm and practice organic growing methods. We grow most vegetables and a lot of garlic. We also have lots of berries including haskaps, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, currants, blackberries and grapes. We also have a small flock (16) of Shetland sheep for wool and a flock of free-range, organicially-fed laying hens.

We are seeking an apprentice to either come to our farm for a few days per week OR stay on the farm and help 3 - 5 days per week – whichever option is preferred.  Because our farm is small, we are offering a stipend plus accommodations in lieu of salary to the right person.  

Our growing season begins in early May and goes until the middle of October. We will be preparing beds, planting, mulching, weeding and watering the gardens as needed. In early June, we begin going to two small farmers' markets. The jobs on our farm are varied and there is not a lot of heavy work. I work full time on the farm while my husband, who has a full time job off the farm, works when he can to help out (which is pretty much most of the time he is not at work).

I am primarily interested in hiring an apprentice who is very interested in agriculture. We feel that we have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with our farm helper.

If interested, here is how to apply, please contact Marilyn at:
maricam@eastlink.ca

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GoodWork ID: 43481       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jan 3 2018