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Position: Organic Farm Intern
Type: full-time paid youth internship (recent grads, age 30 or less)
Organization: Earthwise Society
Location: Tsawwassen, Delta, Greater Vancouver BC

Earthwise Society is a community based, environmental education not for profit that operates an organic teaching farm in Tsawwassen.

We have an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate to acquire hands-on skills and experience in all aspect of small scale, organic farming operations. Duties will include:

  • Carry out farm operations including planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops.
  • Participate in organic soil management activities including composting, soil amendment and cover cropping
  • Assist with organic certification processes and help maintain records
  • Assist with irrigation and water conservation planning
  • Plan and participate in outreach activities including farm markets and community presentations.
  • Be responsible for setting up the farm store and staffing farmer’s markets and special events at the farm
  • Assist with projects related to food security including the Family Harvest Box and Shared Harvest programs.
  • Deliver farm based educational programs for children and adults, as part of a team.
  • Act as resource to allotment gardeners and garden visitors on organic growing practices
  • Work with volunteers and apprentices on farm and garden projects.
  • Other duties as assig

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary graduation related to agriculture, horticulture, environment, or similar
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainable horticultural practices
  • Personal experience with gardening and composting
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enjoyment of outdoor physical work

PLEASE NOTE: This internship position will run from March 25, 2019 through November 30, 2019. Applicants must be:

  • a recent graduate from a recognized post secondary program in a related field at the time the employment starts
  • legal residents of Canada,
  • 30 years of age or less.

Other applications cannot be considered for this position.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
pfleming@earthwisesociety.bc.ca
by January 7, 2019.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Dec 4 2018    Numéro : 49520