Tag Archives: Farm Apprenticeship

YA Apprenticeship: The Homestead – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 04, 2019

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure in mixed farming? The Homestead is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm The Homestead is a certified organic farm started in 2015 by Lisa and Donovan Kitt, two young farmers passionate about sustainable agriculture. The farm is off-grid and is situated near the community of Goodfare, AB, between the arable prairie of the Peace Country and a wilderness extending all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The landscape of The Homestead includes pastured meats, including lamb, beef, and pork, as well as eggs, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: The Homestead – Goodfare, AB

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

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 06, 2018 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, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

Apply for the 2019 YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 05, 2018

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DEADLINE JAN 31st, 2019. 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 family … Continue reading Apply for the 2019 YA Alberta Apprenticeship Program

APPRENTICESHIP: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge

Posted by Moss Dance on July 31, 2018

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Looking for a fall apprenticeship opportunity on an organic farm? Salix and Sedge provides the opportunity to learn about efficient small-scale farming, CSAs, and veggie production! ABOUT SALIX  AND SEDGE Salix and Sedge is a certified organic farm located in the Salmo Valley, and is owned and operated by Brendan and Cali who began farming in 2015. On about 1.5 acres of land, we produce a large variety of vegetables for our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, the Farmers Market, and for some local retailers. Our farm is situated next to a forested wetland ecosystem, and is just on the … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: SALMO, BC – Salix and Sedge

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on June 08, 2018

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Want to learn what it takes to run an organic blueberry farm, with opportunities to grow into a farm manager position? Check out this apprenticeship opportunity at Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, BC! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Our multi-use Farm is 22 acres, with 1+ acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hayfield, large organic gardens; seeking Apprentices. For the right person, apprenticeship may lead to a position as long term farm manager(s) to allow the owners to ease into retirement. Blueberry farming makes for an intense seasonal work period of about 2-3 months full time in the summer, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

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 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

APPRENTICESHIP: Saanich, BC – 10 Acres Farm – POSITION FILLED!

Posted by Moss Dance on March 04, 2017

10 Acres Farm

*** This position is now filled!  For other farm apprenticeship opportunities, please see our farm job blog. *** 10 Acres Farm is seeking one highly motivated, positive, hardy apprentice to help our farm team with all aspects of field-to-table food raising on this unique restaurant-owned, transitional to organic farm. The Farm  A 10 acre mixed veggie-fruit-livestock farm located on the Saanich peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. The small orchard includes plums, cherries, quinces, figs, persimmons, lemons, limes, apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, and apricots. There are also table grapes, black currants, blueberries, marionberries, loganberries, kiwis, strawberries and raspberries. The livestock plan for … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Saanich, BC – 10 Acres Farm – POSITION FILLED!