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Position: Organic Farm Intern
Type: full-time with monthly stipend plus accom., more (see below)
Organization: Hearts Content Organic Farm
Location: on-farm accommodations / near Brantford, Hamilton, Cambridge, Ontario

We have a certified organic farm, along Brantford to Hamilton rail trail. We are seeking an intern with some farming experience. You’ll be involved in organic market gardening on 2 acres, care of poultry, haying, business management, community workshops, eco-tourism, medicinal and edible plant walks, bird and amphibian walks, tree planting,grounds care and preparing value added food and herbal products.

You'll also learn how to adapt a conventional tractor to electric, and operate a solar powered electric tractor. Learn about our volunteer work to protect farmland through the Langford Conservancy, grow the Greenbelt, and help new farmers to access land. 

Qualifications:

  • Eagerness to learn about medicinal and edible plants, protecting farmland and reducing carbon emissions
  • Must be 30 years or younger and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Assets:

  • Good interpersonal skills, some farming experience, shows initiative and is organized, able to work as a team-player and independently. .
  • drivers license and/or own transportation preferred, aptitude for mechanical and carpentry work, social media skills

Start Date: Immediately

Internship is ideally until the end of November, but this is negotiable.

Stipend: $500/month plus accommodation, eggs and veggies. We have an off-grid eco-health centre and a resident naturopathic doctor on the farm. Our farm is smoke free and drug free.

Please contact Richard at 519-647-0307.
Please send a resume, 2 references and a letter of interest to:
heartscontentfarm mask gmail.com*

You must be 30 years or younger, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to apply.

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GoodWork ID: 41238       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 7 2017