Blog Category: Apprentice / Intern

APPRENTICESHIP: Whitehorse, Yukon – Mandalay Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 14, 2021

Mandalay Farm in Whitehorse, Yukon is seeking an apprentice! ABOUT Mandalay Farm The farm is 20 minutes north of the city of Whitehorse, on the banks of the Yukon River. We have two flocks of Brown free range laying hens for a total if 4000 birds. Our CFIA licensed grading station allows us to sell our eggs commercially into stores, bakeries and other commercial establishments. The summer sees us growing grains and hay. Up to this winter we have cared for 50 horses that spend the summer in hunting camps. We are a farm that believes in reducing the Yukon’s … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Whitehorse, Yukon – Mandalay Farm

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021 1 Comment

“I don’t grow plants, I help plants grow” — Michael Gavin of Dirt Boys Urban Farm, as quoted by Chelsea Klinke, Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice.  Chelsea Klinke moved to Calgary from the United States in 2019 to start her master’s program in Anthropology, quickly bypassing that into the Ph.D. program. She describes her focus in “ecofeminism and the gendered implications of different subsistence strategies, primarily large scale agriculture”. This includes the “divisions of labour and power, inequalities and decision making within and among households, and at different levels and value chains along the way, from… farm to fork,” says Chelsea. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Chelsea Klinke – Dirt Boys Urban Farm

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 08, 2021

Peregrine Farm is a regenerative farm located in Wishart, SK within Treaty 4 Territory. The property is off-grid and houses 4,000 chickens, 50 laying hens, a few beehives, and 13 pigs. Daniel Fayad is a Red Seal electrician and farmer-in-the-making who is a Young Agrarians (YA) Apprentice at Peregrine Farm. Daniel had heard about Jeff Kinash after spending some time gardening at Jeff’s father-in-law’s property in Wishart. “He’s like, ‘oh you guys seem like…you’re kind of the same person. You’re very similar in how you act and how you think and stuff like that,” quotes Daniel, reflecting on a conversation … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Daniel Fayad – Peregrine Farm

FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 28, 2021

Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a Farm Worker/Intern! ABOUT Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm Boots ‘n’ Roots farm grows over 25 different veggie and herb crops, and concentrates on doing a lot of fall/winter farming, as we have 3 large commercial greenhouses to grow in over the winter. We rarely use large machinery, as we work on being as gentle on the land as possible – we are a regenerative farm, not just sustainable. We sell our product at the Duncan Farmers’ Market each week, plus two local online forums, and a small CSA … Continue reading FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Leia Zulyniak – Lazy T and Lady’s Hat Farms

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 28, 2021

Leia Zulyniak is a Chicken Boss by day and a florist-in-training by night. She’s in a unique position as Young Agrarians Farm Apprentice, where she spends half her day with mentors Jenna and Brett at Lazy T Farm, and the latter half with Nikki at Lady’s Hat Farm. The two closely-knit farms work collaboratively on a community, food-centred initiative called the Prairie Farm Project. Lazy T Farm is a holistically managed farm with a main focus on grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and free-range eggs. Lady’s Hat Farm, just 15-minutes down the road, centres around florals and grass-fed, grass-finished lambs. The … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Leia Zulyniak – Lazy T and Lady’s Hat Farms

Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Dana Penrice on September 22, 2021 2 Comments

We are seeking 2022 Host Mentor Farms for the YA Apprenticeship Program in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to grow the next generation of regenerative agriculture practitioners. Mentor application deadline extended to October 30th, 2021* Are you a rancher or farmer who is a dedicated steward of the land? Are you a skilled and enthusiastic teachers who has a passion for mentoring young and aspiring farmers? Do you have a farm philosophy that recognizes the connectedness of the land and people? Well if the boot fits, then you would likely make a good mentor in our program! *If you can’t make … Continue reading Call for Mentors: Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program

FARM INTERNSHIP: Rossland, BC – Flourish MicroFarm + Happy Hills Farm, Indoor MicroFarm Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 21, 2021

Flourish MicroFarm + Happy Hills Farm in Rossland, BC are seeking an Indoor MicroFarm Intern! ABOUT Flourish MicroFarm + Happy Hills Farm This paid youth internship will occur at our indoor microfarm where we produce certified organic microgreens at a large and efficient scale. Flourish MicroFarm currently provides microgreens to the entire West Kootenays and we are planning scale beyond this winter. Our busy season is winter. The ideal intern can commit to 32 hours per week from mid-October through until the end of March 2022. This position is based entirely indoors. We grow microgreens by hand, we use no … Continue reading FARM INTERNSHIP: Rossland, BC – Flourish MicroFarm + Happy Hills Farm, Indoor MicroFarm Intern

A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Annalise Beaulieu – Steel Pony Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on September 06, 2021

Steel Pony Farm is a vegetable farm in Red Deer, AB that lives up to it’s values of growing fresh, chemical-free food for the local community in a sustainable manner. It’s led by Mike Kozlowski who is praised by his peers for prioritizing mindfulness and mutual understanding amongst the farm team. There are currently two Young Agrarians (YA) Farm Apprentices at Steel Pony Farm, one of which is Annalise Beaulieu, who proudly shares her passion for increasing food security.  Apprentices Landon (left) and Annalise (right) at Steel Pony Farm. Annalise previously worked in healthcare, helping out in dental offices, but … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Apprentice: Annalise Beaulieu – Steel Pony Farm

AUG 7, 2021: CALGARY, AB – Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm

Posted by Michelle Lam on July 31, 2021

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm in Calgary, Alberta. Welcome to all who are interested in a tour of the urban farm plot and seacan cooler and discussions about regenerative farming and urban agriculture. Dirt Boys Urban farming has been running for about 6 years, though this is the second year that Michael has been running the farm. It was originally started by Dennis Scaland who also was a founding member of YYCGrowers farming co-op. The goal of Dirtboys is to grow produce for the Calgary community, which is mainly sold through a Community Supported … Continue reading AUG 7, 2021: CALGARY, AB – Farm Tour at Dirt Boys Urban Farm

[FILLED] FARM JOB & EDUCATION: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 27, 2021

This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships on our Job Board. Sorrento Centre Farm in Sorrento, British Columbia is seeking applicants for their Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program! ABOUT Sorrento Centre Farm Using permaculture and regenerative farming techniques to restore soil health, the Sorrento Centre farm grows fresh, naturally grown fruits and vegetables. Learn more at https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/farm We farm the land with natural and traditional methods that produce the highest quality and healthiest food for our community. We do not use synthetic chemicals on the Sorrento Centre Farm. We promote sustainable agriculture by growing food with … Continue reading [FILLED] FARM JOB & EDUCATION: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program