[Sust-mar] Organic Farming Internships, f/t, Four Seasons Farm, Nova Scotia
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Position: Organic Farming Internships/Apprenticeships (2-4 openings)
Organization: Four Seasons Farm
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Farm work offers an incredibly rewarding and demanding
work environment and life experience.
Each year Four Seasons Farm has 2-4 openings for interns.
Work experience in agriculture and related areas is
certainly desirable but not necessary. Students or new
entrants to organic farming are welcome to apply, as we hope
to encourage and teach people to grow their own food.
Those with leadership skills might consider a position as
Four Seasons Farm, family run since 1992, specializes in
organic vegetable and herb production for restaurants and
hotels in the Halifax area, as well as for the Halifax
Farmers Market, the largest market in the Maritimes.
The farm is six acres of field crops, heated greenhouses
and six high tunnels. A nearby property of 65- acres is
divided into cover crops, medicinal herbs and blueberries
with further planning open-ended. Both farms are Certified
Organic and are located alongside the mudflats of the
Cobequid Bay of the Gloosecap bike trail.
Specific Educational Opportunities Offered:
Theory into practice with hands on : compost making, soil
and bed preparation, bio-dynamic preps, cover cropping, crop
rotation, greenhouse building, season extension, tractor
work, seeding and transplanting, irrigation maintenance
(drip, overhead and by hand), trellising and pruning,
crop-specific harvesting, cooking with fresh produce and
quality ingredients and setting up and selling at the
There is individual instruction, group demonstrations, and
working with one another to pass along skills. There is also
the support of an agricultural library of books, videos and
farm journals and the chance to meet many others involved in
local farm and food revival.
Availability of Positions:
Our season runs from April -- November; of course we prefer
interns to stay for the season but have limited room for
3-month stays as well. Let us know how we can work with your
availability. There is no deadline, but positions are filled
on a rolling basis.
All meals and living expenses included.
Accommodations: single or double room in a large,
comfortable farmhouse or trailer.
A warm welcome to those who enjoy hard work, tasty food,
good conversation and music, and living with a diverse
group of people.
Please send cover letter and/or resume to:
drnrjror at ns.sympatico.ca
Or call (902)261-2565 or (902)261-2345
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