[Sust-mar] Gardener, Windhorse Farm & Forest, New Germany NS

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Position: Gardener

Organization: Windhorse Farm & Forest http://www.windhorsefarm.org

Location: New Germany, Nova Scotia

Term of employment: Aug through November with the possibility of extension


Windhorse Farm is situated on a peaceful lake in southwestern

Nova Scotia. This heritage farm has been worked sustainably

for 168 years and is a diversified celebration of rural life;

retail eco-wood business and forestry, permaculture gardens,

food processing, seed saving, native plant nursery, domestic

animal care with a dynamic community 4 years old to 65 years

old. We are a family farm with neighboring employees, many

friends and visitors, set in 250 acres of Acadian forest welcoming

people who share our enthusiasm for rural, personal and

community development in a meditative learning environment.

Applicants for this position must have:

* Knowledge and experience

1. Growing and harvesting herbs, vegetables, flowers, fruits.

2. Composting, pruning and greenhouse culture.

3. Garden planning, including crop rotations.

4. Organic soil development, pest/weed control, nutrient and water management.

5. Knowledge and experience in food processing (canning, drying, freezing, root cellaring).

6. Skill and experience in cooking local seasonal food for small groups.

7. Interacting with co-workers in a co-creative leadership style.

8. Offering friendly and informative tours to farm visitors.

The successful applicant will:

* have a cheerful and adaptive personality and a desire to

live a simple life off the grid in a rustic forest cabin.

* have a keen interest in, and experience of, personal

meditative/contemplative discipline.

* have experience in program development and


* be a non-smoker, without accompanying dog or cat.


You will live in a rustic forest cabin with private bedroom,

shared kitchen, off-grid solar power, next a well with pure

clean water. A short walk will take you to the gardens,

pavilion (phone, internet, VCR/DVD, community space),

office, farm house, showers, sauna, swimming pond, lake

and river.

We are about 10 min drive from Bridgewater and 1.25

hours from Halifax, so a car might come in handy. We

meditate together in the afternoon and occasionally have

potluck dinners. Please refer to our website for more

information on buildings, meditation and farm philosophy.


Along with your letter of application, please include a

resume and two references (previous two employers most

desirable). We would like to know as much as possible

about your experience in gardening and meditative practices.

Reply to margaret at windhorsefarm.org

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