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.
- 2-3 years of organic farming experience, shows initiative, is organized and is able to work both as a team player and independently.
- Basic carpentry background and ability to think outside the box! We encourage creativity.
- Must be 30 years or younger and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and not have participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy programs (ie, Career Focus);
- Good interpersonal skills, driver’s license and/or own transportation preferred, some experience with mechanical and carpentry work, social media skills
- Good physical health
Housing: Rental accommodation available (if needed), includes veggies and eggs, wifi
Wage: 37.5 hours a week starting at $15/hr.
Starting Date: Immediately
End Date: Nov. 30, 2018
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-647-0307.
Please send resume, 2 work related references and 1 housing reference (if applicable
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