[Sust-mar] Perennial Gardener, f/t, Windhorse Forest & Farm, Wentzell Lake NS
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Position: Perennial Gardener
Organization: Windhorse Farm & Forest http://www.windhorsefarm.org
Location: Wentzell Lake (between Bridgewater and New Germany), Nova Scotia
Term of employment: March through November 2010
About Windhorse Farm
Windhorse Farm is situated on a peaceful lake in southwestern
Nova Scotia. This heritage farm has been managed sustainably
for 170 years and is a diversified celebration of rural life ---
ecoforestry, wood shop, permaculture gardens, native plant
nursery and seed business, food processing, animal husbandry,
and educational programs.
We are a family farm with neighbour and resident employees
and many friends and visitors --- 250 acres of ancient Acadian
forest welcoming people who share our enthusiasm for personal
growth and rural community development in a meditative
Applicants for this position must have knowledge and experience in:
1. Growing and harvesting herbs, flowers, fruits.
2. Composting, pruning and greenhouse culture, annual
flowers for pots/planters and gardens
3. Perennial garden planning, propagation and maintenance
4. Organic soil development, pest/weed control, nutrient and
5. Food processing (canning, drying, freezing, root cellaring).
6 Nursery propagation, maintenance and sales.
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, be a non-smoker without accompanying dog
or cat. Needless to say we expect this employee to be
hardworking, punctual, honest and tidy.
40 hours per week @ $10 per hour + a garden share
(weekly box) of fruits, herbs and vegetables.
We are about 10 min drive from Bridgewater and 1.25 hours
from Halifax, so a car or bike might come in handy. We
meditate together in the afternoon and occasionally have
potluck dinners. We have classes in meditation once a week.
Please refer to our website for more information on
buildings, meditation and farm philosophy.
Reply to margaret at windhorsefarm.org
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