[Sust-mar] Organic Internships/Apprenticeships (4), Four Seasons Farm, Nova Scotia

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Position: Organic Farming Internships/Apprenticeships (2-4 openings)

Type: full-time internship with meals, living expenses, accomm.; stipend/salary t.b.d.

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.

Applicants who have previous work experience in agriculture

and related areas are preferred. However, students or new

entrants to organic farming are welcome to apply, as we hope

to encourage and teach people at many levels to grow their

own food.

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.

It's a small farm of six acres where crops grow in the

field, as well as in minimally-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 locations are certified organic.

This coastal area is along the Gloosecap bicycle trail and

the mudflats of the Cobequid Bay.

Specific Educational Opportunities Offered:

Theory into practice of organic systems which utilize :

cover cropping, compost making, bio-dynamic preps, crop

rotation, seeding and transplanting, high tunnels for season

extension, 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. Several

members of the team will be returning for another growing

season, sharing responsibility and leadership with the

owners. There is also the support of an agricultural library

of books, internet access, videos and farm journals, besides

the chance to meet many others involved in the local farm

and food revival.

Availability of Positions:

Our season runs from March/April to November/December, 

with limited room for shorter stays as well. Let us know how 

we can work with your availability. There is no deadline as

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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