APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on July 18, 2018

Kris at Lost Savanna Farm with grassfed cows

Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is looking for an apprentice to join our team starting immediately until the end of October.

ABOUT LOST SAVANNA FARM

Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, pork and beef) and eggs. We sell our meat primarily through a 60 member monthly meat CSA and at the farmers market on Saturdays. The farm is a diverse mix of pasture, silvopasture, forest, permaculture orchard, household garden, ponds and wetlands. We are not hobby farmers. We eat, live, and sleep farming.. this is all we do. And we learned from some of the world’s best! Apprentices will learn firsthand, the tools necessary to become a farmer.

Find out more about Lost Savanna Farm: www.lostsavannafarm.com

Lost Savanna Farm pig in June

POTENTIAL TRAINING/EDUCATION AT LOST SAVANNA FARM:

The apprentice will learn hands-on by working alongside the farmer. Some tasks will be done in groups, with the farmer and others will be done alone depending on the jobs.

  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • (Joel) Salatin Style Poultry Production
  • Intensive Grazing
  • Pasture Raising Chicken & Pork
  • 100% Grassfed Cows
  • Marketing through a Meat CSA
  • Microdairy Management
  • Holistic Management
  • Permaculture Irrigation systems
  • Artisan Soap Making

We have lots of books available, as well as excel sheets we can provide if the candidate is interested in learning farm planning, accounting and such.

DAILY TASKS

  • Daily animal moves on pasture
  • Feeding and watering animals
  • Orchard and garden maintenance
  • Directing and overseeing volunteers
  • Planting, harvesting, and processing vegetables
  • Assisting with ongoing farm projects

Pasture Chickens at Lost Savanna Farm

APPRENTICESHIP DETAILS

We are looking for a hard working apprentice to join our team. You should be a fast paced, quick learner who can take initiative. You will learn directly from the farmer and then be responsible for directing volunteers in farm tasks. This is a 3 month term with a monthly stipend starting at $300 and increasing by $100 monthly to $500 in the 3rd month.

START DATE: Starting immediately until the end of October, for a total of 3 months.

HOURS: 35 hours/week

ACCOMMODATION

The successful candidate(s) will have accommodations in private clean campers. Breakfast foods/coffee are provided, lunch and dinner are prepared for you and shared in the family home. We work hard but we eat amazing farm grown meals!

TO APPLY

We would appreciate a brief email about your interests and a resume. Thank you! Contact: lostsavannafarm@gmail.com

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