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INTERNSHIP POSITION

RAVINE CREEK FARM 2018 INTERNSHIP

Position: Intern
Type: full-time internship with accom., stipend, more (see below)
Farm: Ravine Creek Farm
Location: Winlaw, Slocan Valley, British Columbia

Internship on a certified organic, family run vegetable farm in the stunning and magical Slocan Valley. Come grow with us!

Located near Winalw, BC our farm is a very successful (and very busy!) little veggie paradise - the operation is 4 acres, 2.5 of hay and 1.5 of veggies, our intensive vegetable garden is the heart of our business and we sell our produce at the Nelson farmer's market, a weekly farm stand and through a 20 member CSA. We have a passionate and devoted customer base and we are fortunate to have a small but thriving agricultural community around us to collaborate with. This is an incredible opportunity for someone interested in pursuing small scale agriculture and sustainable living.

What we need:

Farming is a many hats type of calling, our days can take us from vigorous physical labour to customer service to design and financial planning all in a day's work - apprenticing to farming means being willing to try on a lot of different hats! At a minimum this means you should have: a positive attitude, excellent physical and mental stamina, diverse interests, and a versatile skill set. Also you must be available from April to October.

What we can teach:

We have been students of horticulture for over 2 decades and have run a commercial farm for 7 years, from this wealth of experience we are able to pass on basic to intermediate tutorials in the following areas:

  • soil chemistry and biology
  • seeding & transplanting
  • organic weed control
  • plant pathology
  • farm business planning
  • marketing
  • small farm tool use and care
  • crop planning
  • seed saving
  • fertility management
  • meeting organic certification requirements
  • harvest and post-harvest of over 40 different crops

What we offer:

  • A positive and respectful working environment, we love what we do and where we live - its a great place to be!!
  • $800/month stipend
  • One-room cabin with outdoor kitchen & solar shower/bath. Cabin does not have electricity, internet or phone.
  • All-you-can-eat produce from our farm
  • bicycle - your very own ten-speed for cruising into the village or to the swimming hole
  • amazing rural community with lots of creative, progressive, friendly folk to meet
  • incredible natural landscape with lots of opportunities for hiking, canoeing, biking and swimming, we are surrounded by snowcapped peaks and within a day's drive of several hotsprings.
  • hands-on work experience in all aspects of farm operations and access to our extensive resource library

Find out more about our farm at http://www.ravinecreek.wordpress.com

Please send a resume with cover letter to:
ravine.creek@gmail

Application deadline is Feb. 28, 2018.

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GoodWork ID: 43434       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Dec 27 2017