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BLUE MOUNTAIN BIODYNAMIC FARMS
2018 INTERN POSITIONS

Position: Organic/Biodynamic Mixed Farm Interns
Terms: May 1 - Nov 1 2018; Room & Board + Monthly Stipend
Organization: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farms
Location: Carstairs, near Calgary, Alberta

Summary

Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farms is a 160 acre, certified organic and certified biodynamic farm located 65km NW of Calgary Alberta. We are seeking full time interns to help run our 6 acre garden which feeds: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, retail stores, home delivery services, a farmers’ market and select restaurants.

Interns are involved in all aspects of the farm’s vegetable and livestock production. Interns will work alongside our experienced Managers to complete weekly tasks that include: seeding, weeding, transplanting, harvesting, processing & packaging, animal care and record keeping. We do much of our work with hand tools and use tractors for larger tasks. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved at weekly farmers’ market throughout the season. We aim to cover all the basics about running mixed organic farm. This includes soil basics, crop planning, produce preparation, packaging and proper storage, weed identification, greenhouse management and more. We encourage interns to consider return for a second season to further develop their skill set. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for an experience on a mixed biodynamic & organic farm with so many diverse learning opportunities offered.

An Ideal Intern

  • Has a desire to learn about sustainable agriculture & direct market food systems
  • Enjoys working hard in all types of weather
  • Can take direction and be self-motivated to complete tasks
  • Flexibility with changing plans
  • Is a team player, likes to have fun and has a sense of humor
  • Has good communication skills and is able to receive and give feedback
  • Is physically fit and able to carry out tasks that involve bending, squatting and lifting

Details

  • May 1st, 2018 - November 1st, 2018
  • While the hours will vary throughout the season, one can expect to work 40-55 hours per week, 5 days a week.
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Room & Board

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Tamara Vester: blumtbiodynamic@gmail.com that includes the following:

  • Why you would like to intern at Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farms
  • Other farm experience you may have
  • What areas of farming interest you

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GoodWork ID: 44206       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 18 2018