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Position: Microgreen Business Intern
Organization: Chuckleberry Farms
Location: Beasley, near Nelson, BC

Type: Internship with organic meals, accom, stipend ($300/month) plus $1000 commitment completion Payment (see below for more details)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible (including one month on Work Exchange basis with food and accommodation provided for both to confirm that it is a good fit for all, stiped starts after the probation period)

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 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 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.

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 to garden in unheated greenhouses right through the winter and 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 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 skilled with their hands, a background in the trades or with maintenance work is helpful, good communication and relationship skills. A natural enjoyment of efficient, productive work that at times can be very physical is essential.


  • The organic certification process
  • How to grow several varieties of microgreens
  • How to harvest, package and market microgreens
  • What a bokashi compost system is and how to use it
  • How to build organic soil from scratch
  • Planting and caring for starter seedlings
  • Drip irrigation systems and watering schedules
  • Bed preparation and amendments
  • Fertilizing, composting and creating teas
  • Successful transplanting techniques
  • Superior harvesting techniques, cleaning and storage
  • Green manure cropping
  • Packaging and marketing
  • Preparing order sheets and invoicing
  • Farm accounting

Interns must have

  • A sincere interest in personal growth and exploring their deeper nature
  • Good communication and customer relation skills
  • Excellent organizational and detail oriented capabilities 
  • Office skills such as well developed computer skills, especially with Microsoft Excel and Word, Quickbooks being a valuable asset
  • The ability to work both in a team as well as maintain focus and motivation in self supervised work flows
  • Sincere enjoyment of productive and efficient work that can be very physical

30 hours a week of work & 2-hour Emotional Intelligence Training each week.

We require a minimum commitment of December 27 2020 till December 27 2021. The Intern will be paid with organic meals & accommodation, a stipend of $300 per month with the final month payment of $1000 for successful completion of commitment. As well as receiving the benefit of living our truly unique lifestyle, the intern will also receive the following training.

Please email your resume and application, including Interview Questions below to:

Thank you.

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?
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)

  • Greenhouse work and/or garden work?
  • Construction and or maintenance work?
  • Computer and/or office work; website/social media?

7. Could you provide us with two references we could reach by phone?

Please also include a picture of yourself and a phone number that we could reach you at. Please also indicate when a good time to call you might be.

Thank you for your time!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 7 2020    ID: 58039