This is part of The College Farmer, a series of interviews with student farmers from across Canada. Marisa Lenetsky is a farm worker from Brooklyn, New York, and a recent graduate from the Sustainability, Science, and Society program at McGill University. During her time at McGill, Marisa worked at the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Garden (MSEG), a diversified vegetable farm on MacDonald Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. Run entirely by student apprentices and managers, the Garden is an intense farmer incubator program. Each student commits to two seasons at the farm: the first as an apprentice and the second as a manager, responsible for training new apprentices. Young Agrarians … Continue reading The College Farmer: An Interview with Marisa Lenetsky
An apprenticeship at Salt & Harrow Farm is for individuals with a serious interest in gaining the skills necessary to grow food for market or those who are interested in exploring farming as a career. The program provides each participant with the opportunity to spend a season working on an organic farming operation. Most of the education will be through hands-on experience and the skills learned will be focused on organic agriculture and marketing. We have a diverse, innovative farming operation which requires a wide range of skills: greenhouse seedling production, field planting, weeding and harvesting, produce deliveries, building and repairing … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: French Creek, BC – Salt & Harrow Farm
CRAFT ONTARIO FARM INTERNSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Position: Ecological Farm Internships Organization: CRAFT South Western Ontario Locations: across Southwestern Ontario / near Guelph, Kitchener, London, and more. If you’re ready for a full, hands-on experience that will immerse you in ecological farming then you’ve come to the right place. CRAFT South West Ontario is your gateway to a farm internship experience that will change your life. Whether your dream is to have your own organic farm one day or you just want to learn some food-growing and hands-on skills that can be applied in other parts of your life, a farming … Continue reading INTERNSHIPS: CRAFT Ontario’s Ecological Farming Opportunities
This paid internship opportunity is on a certified organic, family run vegetable farm in the stunning and magical Slocan Valley. Come grow with us! Located near Winalw, BC our farm is a very successful (and very busy!) little veggie paradise – the operation is 4 acres, 3 of hay and 1 of veggies, our intensive vegetable garden is the heart of our business and we sell our produce at the Nelson farmer’s market, a weekly farm stand and through a 20 member CSA. We have a passionate and devoted customer base and we are fortunate to have a small but … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Ravine Creek Farm, Winlaw, BC
Hope Farm Organics is a small certified organic farm dedicated to growing nutritious food for the community of Prince George BC, which is about 45 minutes west from the farm. Interns and workers can either stay on farm in a cabin or commute. We pride ourselves on furthering the education of the public on the need and benefits for organic agriculture and showing those who are interested how to make a go at it. We save the majority of our own seed and also participate in plant breeding trials to create new varieties in our unique climate. Our climate (SBSVK) … Continue reading FARM INTERNSHIP: Hope Farm Organics, Prince George, BC
Are you an aspiring grazier looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience? Are you feeling like you’re not quite ready to start your own grass-fed, pasture-raised livestock business yet? Prairie Gold Pastured Meats is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your grazing journey. About the Farm Prairie Gold Pastured Meats raises grass-finished beef, pastured pork, and eggs in Central Alberta. The animals are cared for in a manner that is harmonious with nature and regenerative to the soil, the grasses, the animals, and the eater. Prairie Gold Meats operates on the Tamara Ranch located just south of Red Deer which … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Prairie Gold Pastured Meats – POSITION FILLED!
Are you looking for a hands-on, practical learning experience in environmentally and economically sustainable farming? Are you wanting to work alongside a farmer that is innovative, forward thinking and working to mitigate climate change? Duban Farms is excited to offer a unique apprenticeship in regenerative farming. About the Farm Duban Farms is a third generation, irrigated grain and oilseed farm located 15 minutes NW of Lethbridge. The farm is currently transitioning into Certified Organic production and strives to grow food in an environmentally and economically sustainable fashion. Utilizing biological principles, Duban Farms is working to improve plant and soil health while maximizing yields of … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Duban Farms – POSITION FILLED!
Are you an aspiring farmer looking to take the next step in gaining practical hands-on skills? Is farming in your future, but you are not quite ready to take the plunge in setting up your own business? Kettle Crossing Farm is offering an apprenticeship program with valuable knowledge and experience to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Kettle Crossing Farm lies on the eastern slopes of the Rockies, an hour and a quarter northwest of Calgary. It is run by Sandy Easterbrook, Bob Griebel and their niece Tess Griebel (a fellow young farmer). Two creeks wander through the quarter section and the Red Deer … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Kettle Crossing Farm – Sundre, AB
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 – POSITION FILLED!
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 – POSITION FILLED!