We offer an intensive, work-learn experience on a community-supported organic farm. Our 83 acre farm is located in Hillsburgh, Ontario (30 minutes from Guelph, 1 hour from Toronto, 30 minutes from Orangeville). The farm is owned and operated by farmers Seb and Bethany, and is supported by a strong community of friends, family, and clients.
Interning on a small-farm like ours means you have direct access to the farmers who run the operation on a daily basis. We invite you into our story and our experience of operating a small-farm, and train you in the methods we use to operate our farm. We grow a wide variety of vegetable crops using a walk-behind tractor and hand-tools creating an accessible learning program for interns. Since 2019 we have been transitioning our farm to no-till for improved soil and ecological health.
Here are some of the aspects of the program to look forward to:
Full Season positions: Beginning of May until End of October (exact dates TBA)
*New: Partial-Season Childcare Position: Beginning of May until End of August. *This position is for someone who loves kids and wants to try farming part-time. You work on the farm for 2/3 of your working hours, and watch a 2 year old for 1/3 of your working hours.
We provide accommodations on farm, a shared lunch once/week, a $500/month stipend (*$400/month for partial-season intern), and a CSA share from the farm.
Is this program for you?
We are looking for people who are excited about what we are doing, who are humble, inquisitive, and willing to work hard. You should be ready to focus your energy on growing great food, and on learning what it takes to grow great organic vegetables on a small scale. After you complete your internship we are committed to remain your mentors for any future gardening, farming, or homesteading endeavours and will do our very best to help you succeed.
To read our full information package and to apply visit our website: http://zocaloorganics.ca/community/#volunteer
For pictures of life on the farm see our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/zocaloorganics and find us on instagram @zocaloorganics.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 21 2019 ID: 55427