Role: Volunteer/Apprenticeship at Urban Homestead (not a job)
Live-in option: 3 hours (or more)/week in exchange for apprenticeship
Project: Wild By Nature
Location: Toronto, Ontario
This is a unique opportunity to experience hands on learning at an urban homestead. Your guide is a seasoned mentor in botanical medicine, organic gardening, horticulture therapy, nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices, self sufficiency and homesteading in the city.
Wild By Nature is an urban homestead in east Toronto. We have a large pie shaped lot nestled in a residential neighbourhood. Our methods are based on permaculture principles. We garden organically and follow biodynamic practices. We strongly believe it is possible and vital to grow your own food and medicine in the city. We operate with a growth mindset and are ever curious to discover what we can learn each day in the garden.
We are a family of three and we live in our little cottage like bungalow with our cat. Currently we have one person occupying a live/work apprenticeship for the duration of 2021 growing season.
Things you could learn in your time here:
Terms of Apprenticeship:
In exchange for your time helping us, you will have abundant learning opportunities. The work schedule is flexible and can be worked out to be of mutual benefit, though some tasks are better done at certain times of the day. Applicants interested in longer terms will he given priority (minimum 8 weeks).
You will learn by working alongside Maria as we work in the garden. You will also be given tasks to learn by doing, so being able to work self directed is important.
Background of your mentor:
Maria Solakofski is a self taught food and ecological pioneer, who has been involved in the local food community for 25 years. Some of her unique leadership initiatives and experiences include:
How to apply:
Please express your interest by submitting a few paragraphs about yourself to mariasolakofski (at) Gmail (dot) com and include:
Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.
You can find out more by visiting our webpage: Wild By Nature. We will be in touch with every applicant.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 31 2021 ID: 59243