Position: Sustainable farm internships / apprenticeships
Type: full-time internships with room & board, stipend, more (see below)
Farm: Willo'Wind farm
Location: near Uxbridge, GTA, Ontario (near Oshawa & Newmarket)
Dates: April/May until the end of Aug/October 2020
Willo’ Wind is a 100-acre family farm committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship of the land. We’re located 1 hour north of Toronto in the rolling hills of Zephyr. We grow a 8 acre market garden, and raise numerous animals (chickens, pigs, cattle, and two draft horses). The farm is also host to a bed and breakfast and horse drawn sleigh and wagon rides.
The vegetables and meats produced are sold directly to consumers through a CSA and Farmers Markets in Uxbridge, Newmarket and Toronto.
Apprentices on the farm get a diverse farm experience: On the market garden side; field preparation, planting and seeding, weed control, harvesting, processing, cover cropping, mulching, irrigation, marketing, and greenhouse management.
The livestock side of the farm introduces apprentices to all aspects animal husbandry. This includes chores (feeding watering animals, collecting eggs), rotational grazing, making feed, hay and compost.
Apprentices will also gain experience at farmers markets, learn about business planning, food preservation, draft horse power and native land restoration.
We offer room and board on the farm and a monthly stipend with year end bonus. Internships run from April/May until the end of Aug/October.
We are looking people with a serious interest in learning how to farm, and we will do our best to provide you with a rich learning experience that will help prepare you to start farming. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are willing to learn with hands-on experience, and we are friendly, flexible and open to accommodating different learning desires. There are two intern positions available for the 2019 season.
If interested please contact us with a cover letter and resume, also please check out our website for more information on our farm.
416 254 0835
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 15 2020 ID: 55652