Blog Category: Apprentice / Intern

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

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Plenty Wild Farms 2018

Posted by Alyssa Belter on December 05, 2017

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Plenty Wild Farms in Pemberton, BC is seeking a passionate & hard working farm worker to join their team for the 2018 farm season!  ABOUT PLENTY WILD FARMS We are passionate young farmers who are committed to sustainable agriculture. Our 10 acre certified organic farm is surrounded by mountains in the beautiful Pemberton Valley of BC. We grow over 40 different types of veggies on 2.5 acres and have just planted a 1 acre apple orchard. Produce is sold through two local farmers’ markets and at our farm stand. Find out more about us here: http://www.plentywild.ca FARM JOB DESCRIPTION Duration: May 1st, 2018 to October 13th, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Plenty Wild Farms 2018

YA Apprenticeship: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm – Carstairs, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 23, 2017

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for hands-on farming experience on an ecological farm? Are you interested in organic farming and biodynamic practices? Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm is a highly diversified operation located on 160 acres of rolling prairie and parkland. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Kris and Tamara, the farm produces cereal grains, forage crops, culinary herbs, vegetables, eggs and meat products, all of which are produced organically and certified biodynamic by Demeter Canada. Farm products are marketed locally, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm – Carstairs, AB

YA Apprenticeship: Sand Springs Ranch – Lac La Biche, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 16, 2017 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an organic farm? Are you wanting to learn about agriculture education? Sand Springs Ranch is offering a unique apprenticeship program providing experience in organic livestock and vegetable production while offering opportunities to work with them on in-classroom agriculture education and farm tours. About the Farm Sand Springs Ranch, located near Lac La Biche, Alberta is run by Ty and Janice Shelton, their daughter Jolene and son Tyler.  Including Ty and Janice’s grandchildren, there are 3 generations working on this farm. A certified organic farm, Sand Springs Ranch includes a large certified organic … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Sand Springs Ranch – Lac La Biche, AB

Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

Posted by Moss Dance on August 15, 2017

Ecological Farm Internships

We are excited to share this report on ecological farm internships edited by Charles Z. Levkoe and Michael Ekers. Contributors to the report are farmers, past interns, non-profit organizations, and lawyers. The goal of the report is to “assess the implications and trajectories of the non-monetary exchanges of labour and education, among other things, taking place on ecological farms.” Read the report here: Ecological Farm Internships – Models, Experiences and Justice – Levkoe and Ekers (Interactive) The report takes a broad view of ecological farm internships—accounting for the need for labour on small farms, the educational benefits, as well as the risks and drawbacks … Continue reading Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences, and Justice

INTERNSHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm – POSITION FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on August 14, 2017

Amara Farm

—- POSITION FILLED! —- Amara Farm in K’ómoks Territory (Courtenay, BC) is seeking a farm intern for the Fall season this year—learn and grow on an organic farm is also a member of the Merville Organics Growers’ Co-operative. 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 vegetables on one acre and have one acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick. We utilize five hoop houses for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. We keep a … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm – POSITION FILLED

APPRENTICESHIPS: Havre, MT – Vilicus Farms

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 26, 2017

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Vilicus Farms is a first generation, nationally recognized organic, dryland crop farm located in northern Hill County, Montana. Established in 2009, Vilicus Farms grows a diverse array of heirloom and specialty grains, pulse, oilseed and broadleaf crops within a 5+year rotation on 5,600 acres. Vilicus Farms practices advanced land stewardship at a scale that matters. While the term is negotiable, Vilicus Farms Apprenticeship is intended to be a multi-season training and mentoring program that immerses highly motivated young professionals in organic farm operation and management – a journey that ultimately ends in farm ownership. Doug and Anna understand the challenges … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: Havre, MT – Vilicus Farms

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community Farm Intern

Posted by Moss Dance on June 22, 2017

Cowichan Green Community

Want to work with an exciting environmental and food security organization in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, BC? Cowichan Green Community has a farm intern position opening! About Cowichan Green Community The Cowichan Green Community is a not-for-profit, community based environmental and food-security organisation in Duncan, BC. Our food security projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, projects like Kin Park Youth Urban Farm, FruitSave – a fruit gleaning project – the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Farm Food Map, and community gardens. The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm is … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cowichan Green Community Farm Intern