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Ecological Farm Internship

Field Good Farms is a small ecological vegetable farm which operates on a beautiful 100 acre farm in Cache Bay, Ontario (4 hours North of Toronto). 


We cultivate 5 acres for vegetable production, which includes 3 crop greenhouses, 1 seedling greenhouse, 2 caterpillar tunnels and field production. 


Tasks:

The Ecological Farm Intern will work alongside the Field Good Team on  vegetable production performing tasks which include:

  • Planting, weeding, harvesting, processing, and general clean-up and maintenance duties.


They will also lead ecological farm projects, including:

  • Caring for and maintaining natural wind blocks.

  • Sowing and maintaining plants for beneficial insect/animal habitat.

  • Using no-till/low-till production methods for both perennial and annual crops.


Experience:

An interest in any of the following fields is an asset: arboriculture, ecological agriculture, restoration agriculture, environmental restoration, or horticulture.


The successful candidate will be available to work 35 hours per week starting May 9, 2022 for a period of 25 consecutive weeks.


We are looking for someone who is respectful, efficient, has a great team spirit, and is happy to spend time outdoors doing hard work.


Other requirements:

The successful candidate will wear appropriate work clothes and be able to provide their own transportation to get to the farm, which is located in a rural area.


This position is conditional upon funding approval through an Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada grant. In order to qualify, the candidate must indicate that they meet the following requirements:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 30 inclusive when the project started

  • Unemployed or underemployed. Underemployed includes:

    • Students or individuals who are currently employed and are taking on significantly greater responsibilities and complexity in their employment duties or more hours of work during the project.

    • Those who are occupying a position for which they are overqualified, as per their education.

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance during the work term


Applications from youth facing barriers will be prioritized. This includes youth who are:

  • Indigenous,

  • visible minorities,

  • recent immigrants (within 5 years),

  • living in a low income household,

  • a single parent,

  • residing in a remote location,

  • an early school leaver.


Funding may be available for expenses related to addressing barriers. These expenses could include critical transportation, relocation, assistance with dependents, accommodation needs, etc.


Pay rate:

$ 17.00 / hour


To apply, send your CV and cover letter to : info@fieldgoodfarms.ca