By Charles Z Levkoe and Michael Ekers Originally published in the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario’s May-June 2016 newsletter, Volume 37, Issue 3. This article is the third in a series that describes the increasing numbers of non-waged interns working on ecological farms across Ontario. As farmers welcome those seeking seasonal farm experiences as a way to share knowledge and skills and to meet labour demands, our research has been exploring the broader implications of these trends. In this article, we look at who exactly is being trained to farm through ecological farm internships and the potential impact on the future … Continue reading #foodandlabour 3/3: Food Justice and The Face of Ecological Farm Interns in Ontario
Some apprenticeship alumni on why, and how, the apprenticeship model needs to be tweaked. Audio contained within!
We are excited to launch our expanded Internship Program with new positions for this spring and summer! Join our community for 6 to 8 months and practice selfless service as you gain professional skills and experience for your future. Internships are available on our Accommodations, Garden, Kitchen, Grounds, Marketing & Communications and Infrastructure Teams, with specializations in organic gardening, food preparation, housekeeping, photography and web design, lands and grounds management, building project coordination and management of our repair and maintenance shop. Internships at Yasodhara Ashram are a unique opportunity to deepen your skill-sets at the same time as you offer … Continue reading Yasodhara Ashram Internship Opportunities
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Position: Organic Farming Internships in Ontario Type: Full-time seasonal – for more details see the farm descriptions below Organization: CRAFT SW Ontario (www.craftontario.ca) Location: Southwestern Ontario 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 Ontario is your gateway to a farming internship experience that will change your life. Whether your dream is to have your own organic farm one day or just want to learn some food-growing and hands-on skills that can be applied in other careers and lifestyles, a farming internship is … Continue reading CRAFT Ontario Organic Farming Internships
Barefoot Farms Internship 2013 Who we are: Barefoot Farms is a small urban and peri-urban farm operating out of multiple backyards in the Kingsway corridor area between Fraser Street and Knight Street as well as a half-acre in south Richmond. We grow over 40 different vegetables primarily for our CSA as well as market sales, using organic principles. We are looking for interns for the 2013 season. The most important trait we are looking for is a desire to learn through hands on experience about small scale farming. What you’ll be doing and some of the skills you’ll learn: – Soil … Continue reading Barefoot Farms Internship