Position: Senior Organic Farm Intern with Carpentry Skills
Type: Full-time, possibility of accommodation, more (see below)
Organization: Hearts Content Organic Farm
Location: near Brantford, Hamilton, Cambridge, Ontario
About Hearts Content Farm
Our 57-acre certified organic farm is in a beautiful setting, right on the Trans-Canada rail trail running from Brantford to Dundas. We are catering to a growing eco-agri-tourism business with guided medicinal and edible plant walks, and farm stays.
Our farmhouse is off grid and we are trying to reduce carbon emissions with our electric tractor.
As part of the farm team you will be involved in all aspects of agri-tourism on the farm throughout the growing season, including organic seed selection, planning plant walks (for organically cultivated crops and wild-craft walks), working with the electric tractor, preparation of plant beds, plant identification, guiding plant walks, harvesting and market table preparation for market stand on the farm, organic weed and pest control and making value added products including preparing salves, teas and tinctures.
We have many carpentry projects on the go this season. You will be assisting with building an on-farm vegetable stand, constructing an on-trail information kiosk and bike-repair stand, constructing an outdoor shower, and repairing outhouses and finishing our indoor farm-stay apartments.
Learn about our work to protect farmland, grow the Greenbelt, and help new farmers to access land. See the Langford Conservancy.
Film Night: El Contrato (The Contract), Langford Schoolhouse, 1694 Colborne St. E, Brantford, Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm
Welcoming our Neighbours programme
This award winning film " follows the story of several Mexican and Jamaican seasonal workers in the Leamington area. Discussion to follow about the struggles workers face when they leave their families to come and work in Canada each year.
Speakers: Bikes for Migrant Workers, Saturday, March 24th – 2 sessions
Interested in fixing bikes or in learning how to fix bikes?
Have a workshop space you’re not using? Need some high school co-op or volunteer hours? Looking to get more involved in your community?
Guest speakers, Mark Gaudet and Terry Weiner retired to Niagara, and share their bike repair skills by refurbishing bikes for Seasonal Agricultural Workers in the Niagara region. Since 2016, they have worked out of their garages to deliver 40 refurbished bikes to farmworkers. The project is supported by local businesses, bike stores, sponsors and volunteer bike mechanics.
Come learn how our community could set up a similar program. The project would require bike donations, a garage to house a bike repair station, volunteer bike mechanics, high school students and volunteers wanting to learn bike repair skills, and outreach to let farmworkers (Caribbean and Latino) and farm owners know about the programme. Please contact us if you have any questions. This event is part of a Creating Welcoming Communities - Welcoming Our Neighbours Project by the Langford Conservancy. For more info or to get involved, please contact ella@Lconserv.org or call 519-647-0798.
Morning, 10-11:30 am
Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, Burford,
Afternoon, 1:30-3 pm
Bethel Church, Waterdown