FREDERICTON, NB: Regenerative Farming Internship at Hayes Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

Looking to learn about Regenerative Agriculture? Check out the Regenerative Farming Internship in Fredericton, New Brunswick!

Looking to learn about Regenerative Agriculture? Check out the Regenerative Farming Internship in Fredericton, New Brunswick!

Reconnect with the land and community to find your purpose. This is no ordinary program. If you’re looking to see how food justice, food security, and climate issues play out in the real world, this program is for you. Put your knowledge to work in the fields of Hayes Farm, a working farm in the heart of Fredericton.

Regenerative agriculture enriches the soil instead of depleting it, respects nature instead of exploiting it, captures carbon instead of releasing it, and supports the interconnectedness of every aspect of our food web and communities.

The Regenerative Farming Internship is a holistic community-led farm program that provides the skills, expertise, and support to practice human-scale agriculture. By demonstrating this model of seasonal food production, we address local food security, financial responsibility, and personal and spiritual fulfillment.

There are two streams, a Summer Internship for 18 weeks and a Full Season Internship for 31 weeks:

1. Regenerative Farming SUMMER Internship (RFSI)

18 weeks

April 26 – August 27, 2021

32 hours/week

Monday – Thursday 8am-4pm

Friday 9am-1pm

+ occasional evening & weekend checks

*As this program has proven to be physically and mentally demanding (as well as highly rewarding!), RFSI interns will get rotating days off depending on the final size of our 2021 cohort.

COST: $2,500

What does this include?

  • all instruction on-farm and in class
  • loads of hands-on experience in all aspects of our human-scale community farm (focusing on summer crop production)
  • mentorship and networking with many talented and knowledgeable individuals
  • consideration for 2022 on-farm incubator plot
  • new friends and new perspectives
  • free access to surplus veggies!

2. Regenerative Farming FULL Internship (RFFI)

31 weeks

April 26 – November 26, 2021

32 hours/week

April – August:

Monday – Thursday 8am-4pm

Friday 9am-1pm

occasional evening & weekend checks

September – November:

24 weekday hours farm time

+ 8 hours Holistic Farm Business Planner 

*As this program has proven to be physically and mentally demanding (as well as highly rewarding!), RFFI interns will get 1 full week off over the course of the internship.

COST: $3,500

What does this include?

  • everything included in the RFSI (see above/left) PLUS

  • customer relations and feedback

  • fall harvest, storing crops, fall garden close-up, and winter bed prep

  • Holistic Farm Business Planner course (more  information available here)

  • a deeper dive into intern-chosen topics

  • tailored mentorship and leadership skills

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