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ORGANIC FARMING APPRENTICE

Position: Organic farm apprentices
Type: apprentice/intern with accom., food, more
Farm: ALM Organic Farm and Full Circle Seeds
Location: Sooke, Vancouver Island, near Victoria BC

Spend a growing season or two on a seasoned organic farm in the beautiful community of Sooke 40 km from Victoria. Sooke is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island with beautiful beaches and forest. It is becoming known for its surfing. The Farm has be a leader in the area for over 25 years growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers under the name of ALM Organic Farm and growing and marketing its own seeds as Full Circle Seeds.

This apprenticeship program has been active also for over 25 years and offered training for many who have gone on to set up their own farms. The main staff is made up of Jordan Field who has been farming for over 8 years and farm manager for three years and Mary Alice Johnson, the owner of the farm, who has been farming for over 30 years. She teaches workshops on farming and has offered courses in organic farming at the community college in the area. We take on up to three other staff members as apprentices each year. Often they are asked to continue on at the farm for another year.

The 100+ year old farm is on two adjoining parcels of 15 acres much of it forested Produce is grown and marketed year round for sale at farmer markets, farm gate and to restaurants. Our seeds are marketed world wide through our own website, through the BC Eco-seed website, through direct sales at Seedy Saturdays and from the farm and through several retail outlets. We are trying to develop a cut flower business as well. We are known for our high quality produce.

Apprentices live in their own quarters either in the farm house, in a cob house or a tiny house on the farm. We eat well from our gardens, purchases from other local farmers and a large pantry of organic staples ordered from a natural foods distributor. We eat well!

If you are interested, please visit our websites, send us an email, or phone us at 250-642-3671. You can find an apprentice application at https://www.almfarms.org/get-involved/

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GoodWork ID: 43038       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Nov 9 2017