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INTERNS & APPRENTICES

Positions: Herb farm Internships
Type: vol. / exchange for full board and lodging (see below)
Organization: Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden
Location: 5km south of Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC

We are an internationally registered Botanic Garden and a herbal farm on Vancouver Island with a focus on medicinal and food plants, and education. Thierry (soil biologist) and Chanchal (medical herbalist) teach botanical medicine, gardening, horticulture therapy, nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices — see our website.

You will be involved with all seasonal aspects of the farm and botanic garden, seeding, growing, harvesting and preserving, culinary and medicinal herbs, vegetables and berries, dispensary. We start March 16, book early.

  • March 16 – May 8 (8 weeks)
  • September 1 - October 30 (9 weeks)

Interns live on-site and typically stay 2 weeks to 2 months. They work 25 hours per week in exchange for full board and lodging (private room, linens, laundry, wifi, fully equipped kitchen, all basic pantry supplies and produce). They receive no formal classes as such but there is a lot of opportunity and support for self directed learning, access to an extensive library of books and videos, time for questions and discussions and casual learning by doing and immersion.

For more information or to apply:

Minimum stay 2 weeks.

Interns come from a variety of sources...

  • Woofers “world wide workers on organic farms” booked through WWOOF Canada
  • Institute of Holistic Nutrition (work placement approved location)
  • Herbal and other Nutrition schools
  • Independent learners
  • Anyone looking to get away from the rat race and to deepen their relationship with Nature

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 13 2020    ID: 55898