7 month Internship on a certified organic, family run vegetable farm in the stunning and magical Slocan Valley. Come grow with us!
Located near Winalw, BC our farm is a very successful (and very busy!) little veggie paradise - the operation is 4 acres, 2.5 of hay and 1.5 of veggies, our intensive vegetable garden is the heart of our business and we sell our produce at the Nelson farmer's market, a weekly farm stand and through a 20 member CSA. We have a passionate and devoted customer base and we are fortunate to have a small but thriving agricultural community around us to collaborate with. This is an incredible opportunity for someone interested in pursuing small scale agriculture and sustainable living.
What we need:
Farming is a many hats type of calling, our days can take us from vigorous physical labour to customer service to design and financial planning all in a day's work - apprenticing to farming means being willing to try on a lot of different hats!
At a minimum this means you should have: a positive attitude, excellent physical and mental stamina, diverse interests, and a versatile skill set.
Also you must be available from mid April to October 31st.
We have openings for 2 apprentices ideally a couple or 2 good friends who possess the following skills:
What we can teach:
We have been students of agriculture for over 2 decades and have run a commercial farm for 8 years. From this wealth of experience we are able to pass on basic to intermediate tutorials in the following areas:
What we offer:
Find out more about our farm at http://www.ravinecreek.wordpress.com
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 20 2019 ID: 49687