Blog Category: Apprentice / Intern

INTERNSHIP: Summerland, BC – Braden Hill Orchard and Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 18, 2024

Braden Hill Orchard and Farm in Summerland, BC is seeking an intern for the 2024 season! ABOUT Braden Hill Orchard and Farm We are a small (~5 acre), regenerative polyculture orchard and market garden in the South Okanagan. Our primary crop is apples (McIntosh and Spartan), which are sold to a local cidery. We grow annual and perennial vegetables and small fruit for the Penticton and Summerland Farmers’ Markets, local grocery stores, and our local food resource centre. We have an elderly Massey Ferguson that we use as little as possible, but an intern may learn to use and care … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Summerland, BC – Braden Hill Orchard and Farm

Meet Fern of Fern’s Flowers Garden!

Posted by Chantelle Chan on March 18, 2024

This is the second of a four-part series of farmer interviews conducted by students in a Community Service Learning course at the University of Alberta. Nayeon Kim interviewed Fern of Fern’s Flower Garden, and wrote this heartfelt blog post. We’re delighted to share these farmer stories with you! Fern says she wasn’t born with a green thumb, but her beautiful flower garden says otherwise. Once you start talking to Fern you’ll quickly realize how passionate she is about growing flowers and building community! Fern is a first-time farmer who founded Fern’s Flowers Garden in 2022 with her husband, Kevin. Together, … Continue reading Meet Fern of Fern’s Flowers Garden!

MAR 11, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Land Access through Conservation

Posted by Fred Reibin on February 08, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The third of three stories on how to find farmland on the prairies features Ross MacDonald of 98 Ranch – Ross is a first-generation rancher and professional agrologist in southern Saskatchewan. 98 Ranch Inc. is a 5,000 acre ranch that produces grass-fed beef and strives for grassland and related wildlife habitat conservation. Ross was able to access his land through conservation initiatives.  He is actively engaged with the … Continue reading MAR 11, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Land Access through Conservation

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kelowna, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 29, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer curious to learn how to grow lots of vegetables for donation to local organizations in the Central Okanagan? Helen’s Acres Community Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Helen’s Acres is part of the Trinity Legacy Foundation, a registered charity that grows vegetables on a 24 acre farm, exclusively for donation to local agencies to help fight food insecurity across the central Okanagan. Our crops are selected based on the needs of the community, and generally fall into two main categories: Easily recognized produce with a longer shelf life (ie. potatoes, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kelowna, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 29, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  curious to learn about seed saving, Co-ops, veggies and cows  in beautiful Kispiox Valley, British Columbia? WoodGrain Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm We are a small-scale diverse organic farm in the Kispiox Valley, northwest BC. This land that we steward, and the communities who we grow food for, lie within the homelands of the Gitx̱san and Wet’suwet’en peoples. We take to heart our responsibility to nurture and respect these lands and waters, so they may continue to provide for future generations as they have always done. Using a traditional … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm

INTERNSHIP: Guelph, Ontario – Ignatius Jesuit Centre

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 24, 2024

Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario is seeking interns for the 2024 season! ABOUT Ignatius Jesuit Centre Ignatius Farm is the community organic training farm of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC). IJC nurtures spiritual growth and ecological engagement through agriculture, retreats, and restoration work. Ignatius Farm grows certified organic produce for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, markets, local businesses and service agencies. Farm programs include community gardens, community orchard, Small Plot Agriculture rentals, Farm Immersion Internships, New Farmer Training, working shares, volunteering and community events. FARM WORKERS grow, harvest & distribute quality organic produce in fields and greenhouses, and support … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Guelph, Ontario – Ignatius Jesuit Centre

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Duncan, BC – Lila’s Music Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 23, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  interested in weaving together your passion for growing food, playing music and building community on Vancouver Island? Lila’s Music Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Lila Music Farm is a permaculture farm, music school, Nature Connection school, and hub for community.  The 3 acre lot is filled with lots of fruit trees, herbs, veggies and medicinal plants.  There are chickens for eggs and meat that are integrated into the orchard systems.  There are a variety of folks living on the farm, including children and furry friends. This place is a … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Duncan, BC – Lila’s Music Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Terrace, BC – Farmer Cam’s Foods

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 23, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  interested in learning about producing greens, root crops, fruiting crops, and micro greens in beautiful North West British Columbia? Farmer Cam’s Foods may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm In the fertile soils of the Skeena River Valley, Farmer Cam’s Foods (FCF) grows vegetables and distributes them in Terrace, BC. Owned and managed by Cameron Bell on rented land, the business uses regenerative practices to grow almost 30 different crops including greens, root crops, fruiting crops, and microgreens. Our production methods include outdoor fields, unheated high tunnels, a greenhouse, and an insulated … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Terrace, BC – Farmer Cam’s Foods

FEB 12, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Turning Lawns into Food

Posted by Fred Reibin on January 22, 2024

Are you dreaming of growing food on the prairies? Have you been dropping hints to your friends to join you? Looking for land, but don’t know how to make it a reality? The second of three stories on how to find farm land on the prairies features urban farmers Miranda Holt & Candace Benson of City Street Farms – a social enterprise that transforms front and back yards in Regina, SK into productive vegetable and flower gardens. The business was founded in the fall of 2020 by Miranda Holt and Candace Benson when they came together to discuss how to make use … Continue reading FEB 12, 2024: ONLINE – Finding Farmland on the Prairies: Turning Lawns into Food

INTERNSHIP: Picton, Ontario – Edwin County Farms

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 18, 2024

Edwin County Farms in Picton, Ontario is seeking interns for the 2024 season! ABOUT Edwin County Farms Edwin County Farms is an organically managed, regenerative farm located in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. Our 700-acre farm includes a 2.5-acre market garden and seasonal greenhouse facility. Using no-till and low-till methods we produce organically grown vegetables and cut flowers for local restaurants and our community. For the past 20 years, we have been raising certified organic beef, and practicing rotational grazing to help grow and improve our soils. Our large hardwood forest preserve also allows us to continue the age-old tradition … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Picton, Ontario – Edwin County Farms