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YUKON JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

Position: Organic Farming Internship
Type: exchange for learning, room & board, stipend (see below)
Farm:
Elemental Farm
Location: just outside Whitehorse, Yukon

Gain hands-on experience working on a small scale, family farm. We are a truly cold climate, off-grid, certified organic farm in Yukon that has been in operation for 8 seasons. The internship runs anywhere between April 15th and September 30th.

LEARN ABOUT:

  • Season extension
  • Greenhouse production
  • Soil stewardship
  • Composting
  • Caring for poultry for eggs & meat
  • Drip irrigation
  • Marketing – retail & direct
  • Planting & cultivation
  • Organic standards and inspection
  • Principles of sustainable agriculture
  • Tool use – hand tools & simple machinery
  • Community engagement & food activism

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Gardening and farming experience an asset
  • First Aid useful but not essential
  • Basic knowledge of organic farming useful but not essential - education will be provided to maintain organic integrity

SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES:

  • Positive attitude and ability to take direction
  • Ability to problem-solve and work independently
  • Practices good self-care and has strong boundaries
  • Decent physical shape/stamina
  • Ability to lift 20 KGs
  • Comfortable working outdoors in rain, shine or snow (and sometimes cold Yukon Spring/Summer/Fall)

THE EXCHANGE:

You will receive a $120 weekly stipend in exchange for 30-40 hours of on-farm work. Room & board is a part of the exchange if on-farm living is required. If living off-farm, it is necessary for you to provide your own transportation to and from work and we will feed you while at work.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please contact Bart with a resume to elementalfarm@riseup.net or give us a call at 867-335-4323 to discuss details on what might work for both of us!

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 8 2019    ID: 51134