[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

assistant manager.

Farm Description:

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

farmers market.

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.

Stipend/Salary: t.b.d.

A warm welcome to those who enjoy hard work, tasty food,

good conversation and music, and living with a diverse 

group of people.

To Apply:

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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