Position: Microgreen Business Intern
Type: Paid position, experience required; Organic meals and accommodations.
Organization: Chuckleberry Community Farm
Location: Beasley, near Nelson, BC
Start Date: September 1st, 2018
We are a community of inspired clear minded individuals creating a relation centered, sustainable lifestyle that we have found naturally catalyzes the evolution of human consciousness. We are enabling the old paradigm to fade away by not fighting against life as it currently is, instead we are creating a life we genuinely enjoy. We are allowing a practical yet magical nature to guide our way. From our earthy, off grid, organic farm setting in the Selkirk Mountains we supply the West Kootenay and Okanagan valleys with organic Microgreens and produce. We grow year-round in our annualized geo solar greenhouse that is predominantly heated and powered by the sun as well as winter gardening in unheated greenhouses.
Even though we grow a wide range of nutrient dense organic vegetables and microgreens, our primary crop that brings us the most fulfillment is the evolution of human consciousness. This crop we cultivate daily through our choice of presence with all of our feelings and perceptions. We are learning to relax into our uncomfortable feelings and own the projections that often stem from these disowned feelings.
We provide healthy lifestyle choices and limit choices that are less supportive to our intention of nourishing the healthy evolution of consciousness. We intend to fully inhabit our lives in all of their beauty and their challenges. We choose not to medicate our uncomfortable feelings but rather to develop our capacities to fully welcome all of the learning that comes through honestly facing all that’s inside of us. We cultivate presence, awareness and a sincere interest in our own self-discovery.
We provide a smoke, drug, alcohol, cell phone and computer free environment.
Our lifestyle supports presence with ourselves through having space and time for the practices of Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. We have an inhouse Emotional Intelligence training each week to support our ever-deepening relationships. We also share meaningful work together that creates greater sustainability and food security. We believe that we are rapidly coming into a time on our earth where our capacity for presence with enormous change, as well as the ability to provide for ourselves will be essential.
People come to Chuckleberry not just to learn about sustainability and organic food production. While living at Chuckleberry, people are encouraged to learn how to relax into all of what they are experiencing and are supported by example and by in-house workshops to experiment with embracing uncomfortable feelings and learn through them.
We have found that when we refrain from avoiding or medicating what arises we make deeper contact with our own simple magical nature that guides us.
Chuckleberry Community Farm provides a high quality, simple, organic, vegetarian diet, some of which comes from our gardens and greenhouse and is lovingly prepared by our Resident Chef.
We are located on a pristine 23-acre property in the Selkirk Mountains, 7 miles west of Nelson, in the West Kootenays, British Columbia.
The land is south sloping with a very generous south exposure supporting great organic gardening & orchards as well as passive solar, photovoltaic power and annualized Geo Solar Building.
We have a variety of organic gardens, some of which are in 30-inch high-insulated raised beds to preserve our gardener’s knees and backs. These beds have hoop houses on them that allow us with some crops to garden in unheated greenhouses right through the winter and with other crops extend the primary growing season by up to a month on either end of the season.
We have an 1800 sq ft annualized Geo Solar Greenhouse that is designed to heat itself all winter long from the stored solar gain of the summer season, in our 30,000 cu ft heat sink.
This building is designed to be fully off-grid with a 7 kw solar system backed up by a not yet completed methane/propane generator. At this time the Microgreen business has expanded to such an extent that tying to the grid has become useful.
Use of Internet and cell phone is available in the evenings with some restrictions. Bring your own computer. Free laundry facilities are available. We are 10 minutes from great beaches on the Kootenay Lake or a 5 minute walk to the base of 40’ waterfall.
We are seeking a community minded individual with a sincere interested in personal/spiritual growth and exploring their deeper nature while developing a sustainable lifestyle on an Off-Grid Organic Farm. We require an individual with Office & Computer experience (see below), as well as, good communication and relationship skills. A natural enjoyment of efficient, productive work that is sometimes very physical is essential.
Duties would include:
Greenhouse work: (no experience required)
Garden work: (no experience required)
Office Work: Experience required
30 hours a week of work & 2 hour Emotional Intelligence Training each week.
We require a minimum commitment of 10 months. A wage of $12.65/hr. will be paid with organic meals & accommodation deducted from each Bi-weekly payment.
Training will include (provided by Chuckleberry):
Please email your resume and application, including Interview Questions below to:
Chuckleberry General Interview Questions
1. Are you fluent in English sufficiently so that you can follow detailed verbal instructions accurately?
2. What are your three best qualities?
3. What are your three greatest challenges?
4. Do you have any physical or mental challenges that we should be aware of?
5. What is your relationship to marijuana, alcohol and drugs? (Please include any medication you are currently taking)
6. Please let us know what kind of skills you have in the following areas.
Additionally, please rate each area between 1 and 5 indicating your level of skill.
(1 = little experience and 5 = expert skill)
** Note: See Office Experience Required list and comment on your ability in each area.
7. Could you provide us with two references we could reach by phone?
Please send a picture of yourself and a phone number that we could reach you at with these questions to:
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FoodWork ID: 46165 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jun 20 2018