Blog Category: Apprentice / Intern

APPRENTICESHIP: KOOTENAY BAY, BC – Yasodhara Ashram

Posted by Moss Dance on March 09, 2018

Yasodhara Ashram

Become a part of a flourishing spiritual community at Yasodhara Ashram this summer as part of the Garden or Preserving Kitchen Learning Residency! ABOUT YASODHARA ASHRAM At the Ashram we have 1.5 acres of mixed vegetable market gardening, with a further 2 acres of established orchard growing a number of heirloom varieties. Emphasis is placed on organic full cycle food production, from soil amendment and bed preparation to crop rotation, succession and companion planting. We follow permaculture principles and practice composting, seed saving, beekeeping, and more. We use a 1,000 square foot mobile hoop house to support a three to … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: KOOTENAY BAY, BC – Yasodhara Ashram

APPRENTICESHIP: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on February 20, 2018

Little Mountain Farm

Little Mountain Farm in Saanich, BC, is seeking a part-time farm apprentice for the 2018 season. ABOUT LITTLE MOUNTAIN FARM Little Mountain Farm is a one-acre mixed vegetable farm located near Mt Doug. We grow intensively on this small scale and do most tasks by hand, our only machinery is a walk behind tiller. We grow primarily for our CSA (or Veggie Box program), which feeds 40-50 families per week over the course of the 26-week season (June-November) as well as one market and small wholesale orders. We use all organic growing practices (though we are not certified organic), and … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: LILLOOET, BC – One Love Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on January 29, 2018

One Love Farm

One Love Farm near Lillooet, BC has three internship opportunities available for the 2018 season. ABOUT ONE LOVE FARM Our farm is located on a very scenic and rural Mountain Bench in the rugged Fraser Canyon. We are located twenty minutes from the town of Lillooet, B.C. Town offers an organic sourdough bakery, a well-stocked grocery store, a health food store. We are in a rain shadow but have access to pure gravity fed mountain spring water; providing great conditions for growing and working in. We do not believe in using synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. We try to minimize the … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LILLOOET, BC – One Love Farm

YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 25, 2018 2 Comments

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30. Get your applications in! Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business?  Young Agrarians, Organic Alberta and our network of exceptional mentor farmers are now offering advanced, hands-on apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Participants with a serious interest, curiosity and commitment to full-time farming are invited to apply. Our apprenticeships are a full immersion program that puts you into the heart of running a farm business, day in and day out. Our carefully selected … Continue reading YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

YA Apprenticeship: Grass Roots Family Farm – Ferintosh, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 19, 2018

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Grass Roots Family Farm is excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Our rolling 250 acre farm borders the North Eastern shores of Red Deer Lake near Ferintosh, Alberta. Parcels of our land have been managed by our family for 3 generations and bordering lands even longer. In 1988 we began using organic agricultural principles to guide the stewardship of … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Grass Roots Family Farm – Ferintosh, AB

APPRENTICESHIP: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

Posted by Moss Dance on January 03, 2018

The Beauty Path

This apprenticeship at The Beauty Path in Nelson, BC, is an opportunity to learn on a growing family farm growing veggies, fruits, berries and seeking sustainable self-sufficiency. ABOUT THE BEAUTY PATH We are a family farm growing most of our own veggies, fruits, berries. We plan to expand to a second greenhouse, and fish ponds as well as chickens and goats this year. The work would involve all aspects of a family farm, from taking care of seedlings, preparing established and new beds, spreading compost, vermiculture, pruning, to harvesting, preserving, freezing. We will be doing fencing of a new area also this … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: NELSON, BC – The Beauty Path

YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 31, 2017 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Peter and Mary Lundgard and their farm manager Lilli Klamke (a fellow-young farmer herself) are excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Nature’s Way Farm, a 640 acre farm close to the banks of the Peace River in northern Alberta. Covered by aspen, birch, spruce, pine, and willow shelter belts, this farm provides wildlife habitat for moose, deer, beaver, foxes, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on December 29, 2017

Amara Farm

Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island for 2018? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

Chasing the Ghost of Richard Griebel: reflections by Derek Leahy, Redtail Farms Apprentice

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 12, 2017

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On the first week of my farm apprenticeship I was already cursing my farm mentor’s dead father. Why? Page wire. My nemesis. Sort of. At the beginning of April, that time of year in Alberta when Old Man Winter cannot make up his mind if he is ready to pack it in or not, I began a seven-month apprenticeship at Redtail Farms in Castor, Alberta. The first thing my mentors—third generation farmers Ian Griebel and Dana Blume—had me do was dismantle a few miles of fencing. The fencing had been put up presumably by their predecessor Richard Griebel, Ian’s father, … Continue reading Chasing the Ghost of Richard Griebel: reflections by Derek Leahy, Redtail Farms Apprentice

YA Apprenticeship: Redtail Farms – Castor, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 12, 2017 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer, rancher or grazier looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience? Are you feeling like you’re not quite ready to start your own business yet but want to keep the dream moving along? Retail Farms is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Redtail Farms is located 3 kilometers south of Castor, Alberta, on a rich mix of rejuvenated grasslands and wetlands.  Ian Griebel and Dana Blume (young farmers themselves) are building on the legacy of Ian’s parents, Kathy Charpentier and Richard Griebel, who had a pioneering vision for healing … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Redtail Farms – Castor, AB