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Position: Organic Farming Apprenticeship - $600/month plus room and board
Organization: Wheelbarrow Farm
Location: Uxbridge, GTA, Ontario

Learn everything you need to know about sustainable farming by joining a large team of young farmers at Wheelbarrow Farm.

  • 3 and 4 month position available (June-August/September)
  • $600 month stipend plus room and board in a private cabin or room in the farmhouse.

Wheelbarrow Farm is located an hour north-east of Toronto on 10 acres of rolling field and forest. We grow 7 acres of mixed organic vegetables and raise heritage breeds of pigs outdoors. Our mission is to build an environmentally sustainable farm that participates in building a more just and equitable local economy. Join myself and other young farmers for a fun and educational growing season. Accommodations are a trailer, 3 cabins, and private rooms in a house according to your tastes. This year we are also embarking on a many year permaculture project to remove invasive trees and replace them with native and fruit-bearing perennials.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn about: mixed vegetables (40 varieties), farmers’ markets, fertility management, permaculture, bees, pigs, greenhouses, building projects, small scale poultry, business planning. Apprentices are taken to 6 off farm day-long workshops during the season and also receive 6 half-day workshops on the farm.

Apprentices are expected to work 5 days a week. 7am-5pm. Food, a room and a $600 monthly stipend are provided for apprentices. 7 days of vacation/flex-time during the season.

Fun stuff: We are close to lakes, trails, and Toronto. There is a swimming pond on the farm now. Jam space for musicians. Campfires. Vegetable baseball.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
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FoodWork ID: 38300       Date posted to Feb 16 2017