APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 23, 2019

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Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is now accepting applications for 2019 interns. Interns will work and live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Vancouver Island. They will learn first hand, the tools necessary to become a pasture based organic meat farmer, while working alongside the farmer and farm manager. This internship opportunity starts April 1st with a minimum commitment of 4 months.

ABOUT LOST SAVANNA FARM

Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, pork and beef) and eggs. We sell our meat primarily through a 75 member monthly meat CSA and at the farmers market on Saturdays. The farm is a diverse mix of pasture, silvopasture, forest, permaculture orchard, household garden, ponds and wetlands. We are not hobby farmers. We eat, live, and sleep farming… this is all we do. 

Find out more about Lost Savanna Farm: www.lostsavannafarm.com or on Facebook.

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POTENTIAL TRAINING/EDUCATION AT LOST SAVANNA FARM:

  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Pasture Raised Poultry and Hog Production
  • Management Intensive Grazing
  • 100% Grassfed Beef Production
  • Marketing through a Meat CSA and Farmer’s Market
  • Microdairy Management
  • Holistic Management
  • Permaculture
  • Irrigation systems
  • Artisan Soap Making

DAILY TASKS:

  • Daily animal moves on pasture
  • Feeding and watering animals
  • Orchard and garden maintenance
  • Directing and overseeing volunteers
  • Planting, harvesting, and processing vegetables
  • Assisting with ongoing farm projects

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APPRENTICESHIP DETAILS

Interns are given a monthly stipend of $500 ($300 + $50/week for groceries). Hours will be 30 hrs week with a private bedroom in a mobile home. Interns have access to a full kitchen for cooking your own meals, WIFI and laundry.

START DATE: April 1st

HOURS: 35 hours/week

LOCATION AND AMENITIES

The Comox Valley area around us has beautiful beaches, rivers, forests, hiking, snowboarding/skiing, surfing, whale watching, fishing and more. We are located about a 10 minute car ride to the closest amenities and 20 minutes from Courtenay, a city of 30,000 people. A personal vehicle is suggested if you want to explore Vancouver Island. If you don’t bring a vehicle, there are bus systems to get you around and we have bikes for your use.

TO APPLY

We would appreciate a brief email about your interests and a resume. Thank you! Contact: lostsavannafarm@gmail.com

View other farm jobs and apprenticeships here. 

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