[Sust-mar] Harvest Season Intern, f/t, Four Seasons Organic Farm, Nova Scotia

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Position: Organic Farming Internships (2-openings for summer/fall seasons)

Type: full-time internship with meals, living expenses, accom., stipend/salary 

Organization: Four Seasons Farm

Location: Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada

After such an wonderful season of good weather and 

people, we are now in need of extra hands to bring in the 

abundant harvest of vegetables and herbs. Any amount 

of time more than a week that you might have to spend 

working and learning would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, read our previous posting below or

or contact Nancy by email at: drnrjror at ns.sympatico.ca 

or by phone: 902-261-2565 .



Farm work offers an incredibly rewarding and demanding

work environment and life experience.


Each year Four Seasons Farm has had openings for interns. Our 

crew is complete for 2010 except for 1-2 interns during the 

challenging seasons of summer and fall.

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 how 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 by

cover crops 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 building and 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:

In 2010 we work 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


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