[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 

learning environment.

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

water management.

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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