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Position: Organic Farm Apprenticeship
Type: f/t May until Sept./Oct., with room & board, stipend, more (see below)
Organization: Wheelbarrow Farm
Location: Sunderland/Uxbridge area, Durham Region, Ontario

Apprenticeships are a great way to explore your farm dream and learn some useful skills. If you are thinking about getting into farming or just having a really large garden, this is your place to start. Wheelbarrow Farm has been in operation for 11 years and we continue to grow. This year we are importing a first-of-its-kind electric farm tractor. We'll also be installing a 14kW solar array.

Apprentices live at the farm during the growing season, working and learning alongside the staff and volunteers. In exchange for your efforts in the field (5 days/week) we teach you everything that we know, we feed and house you, we provide 6 full days of field-trip workshops on other farms and we also do many on-farm workshops. We provide a $500/month stipend.

Apprenticeship positions are available from May until September/October.

Accommodations are private cabins or a private room in the main house.

Wheelbarrow Farm is a part of the CRAFT program – a network of educational organic farms.

Here are some of the areas you will gain knowledge in:

  • Greenhouse management
  • Tractors and implements
  • Soil science
  • Small-scale market gardening tools
  • Cover cropping
  • How to plant, care for and harvest 40 different vegetables
  • Planting trees and propagating perennials
  • Saving Seed
  • Farmers markets
  • Farm finances
  • Electric motors and alternative energy

To apply for an apprenticeship, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Only accepting applications from within Canada.

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GoodWork ID: 44576       Date posted to Mar 10 2018