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Position: Greenhouse, gardens, farm & education centre intern
Type: full-time internship with meals, accom., stipend, more (see below)
Organization: Abbondanza Farm, Greenhouse, Gardens & Education Centre
Location: Mansonville, Quebec (Eastern Townships / Cantons de l'Est)

About Abbondanza Farm:

We are located in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec. Abbondanza is a small but extremely diverse farm and education centre that offers the opportunity to learn about many aspects of food production and sustainable living. All of the work here is based on the belief that we need to protect our agricultural heritage and get people involved in building a strong local food system. There are several market gardens, a small orchard and a greenhouse. We also raise chickens, ducks and turkeys and sheep. I manage the weekly Farmers Market in our town, where we sell our produce. We hold educational workshops related to food production and sustainable living throughout the season and they are an important component of the activities here.

About the work:

I am looking for a person to assist in all aspects of food production, both plants and animals. An important part of the work involves harvesting and preparing produce for market. Because of the diverse nature of the work at Abbondanza the right person will really have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of small scale food production. There is a large library at the farm and you will have the opportunity to visit other local farms and to participate in the workshops that take place here at the farm. I am an excellent communicator, and all of us here are actively involved in ongoing learning and sharing.

And while we are all serious about the work, we are also serious about having fun.

About you:

The right person would be someone who is:

  • Interested in small-scale organic agriculture
  • Has had some previous farm experience
  • A good team worker
  • Responsible, and positive-minded
  • Really likes the physical work
  • Is good at prioritizing and completing tasks
  • Enjoys communicating with the public
  • Is open to learning

About the job conditions:

  • You will have your own room either in the house or in a cabin
  • All meals are cooked and eaten together
  • It is a 5 day work week that will include some Saturdays and Sundays
  • The season runs from April to October
  • You will have a week off during the season
  • You will recieve a monthly stipend based on your experience and a bonus for completeing the season

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
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GoodWork ID: 38353       Date posted to Feb 18 2017