Learn the ins and outs of market gardening and small-scale farming and experience a stellar Kootenay summer!
Crooked Horn Farm has an opportunity for 1 or 2 interns, preferably a couple, for the 2015 season, beginning mid-April until the end of October. This is a hands-on learning experience where you will gain skills in all aspects of our market gardening business, as well as various homesteading skills (canning, preserving, etc).
We are a certified organic and veganic (no animal husbandry, plant-based fertility) vegetable and specialty mushroom farm located in Winlaw in the Slocan Valley, 45 km from Nelson BC. We manage about 2 acres of a wide range of veggies, including garlic and potatoes, as well as 2 to 3 acres of cover crops. Our produce is sold through farmers markets, a small CSA, local restaurants and grocery stores.
Your accommodation is a micro-cabin, with an outdoor cooking station and composting toilet. We provide work day lunches (always vegan), and a stipend is provided for groceries and personal items. Interns are welcome to use farm produce, and we get together for communal dinners every week.
Expect to work 5 to 6 days per week, 8 hours per day. Must be hard working, self-motivated, be able to handle physical labour and adverse weather conditions, and above all, be passionate about learning to grow food.
Please email us for more information about the farm or the position.
To apply, please email your resume and a brief cover letter, explaining why you want to intern with us.