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Position: Organic Farm Apprenticeship 
Type: 4-months full-time with accommodation, food, monthly stipend (see below)
Organization: Stowel Lake Farm
Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Stowel Lake Farm is a community of 24 people dedicated to living a vibrant and healthy life connected to the land.

We host many wellness retreats (yoga, meditation, dance etc.) throughout the year, and have been growing vegetables, fruit, and seeds organically for almost 20 years. We sell our produce, and plant starts through our on-site farm stand, and retreat business.

For more information please check out our website

We are currently looking for an Apprentice to work alongside our full-time farmers in all areas of the produce and seed production.

Applicants will have the opportunity to learn:

  • Greenhouse seeding, watering, seedling care
  • Potting up, transplanting
  • Garden prep for a wide range of crops
  • Timing, planning and record keeping
  • Crop care – weeding, hoeing, mulching, watering, pest management, etc.
  • Harvest, prepping crops for sale
  • Seed saving – harvest, processing techniques, storage.
  • Living in a vibrant healthy community

No experience nessesary, but applicants must:

  • Have an interest in organic farming - market garden and seed production.
  • Have open and positive communication
  • Be open to learning
  • Be able to work in a team or alone.
  • Physical ability to carry out farm tasks
  • Be interested in community living.
  • Have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour - we also like to have fun!

Apprentices will work 40 hrs./week and receive a stipend of $400/month.

Accommodation, food staples, and produce from the garden is provided.

Length of program: 4 months

To apply please email your reason for applying and resume to Meghan:

We look forward to hearing from you!

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GoodWork ID: 44269       Date posted to Feb 21 2018