Interested in getting your hands dirty and gaining farming experience? Consider an internship at Whole Circle Farm. All interns may take part in the CRAFT program, which offers visits to a wide variety of organic and biodynamic farms in Southwestern Ontario for in-depth tours. At these visits, interns from all participating farms will gather and have a chance to be introduced to different techniques from market gardeners, CSA growers, dairy farmers, and orchardists. There is also a wide array of relevant resources in the immediate area including an agricultural university (the University of Guelph), as well as many working farms.
Anyone with a serious interest in agriculture and the physical ability to work the long hours of a farming schedule will be considered. All interested applicants are encouraged to set up a time to visit and work on the farm. All hiring decisions will be made on a first come, first serve basis.
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Supplemental Educational Resources
Many of our apprentices utilize other regional support programs for beginning farmers. These include:
- CRAFT Ontario (The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in Ontario): an informal, member-driven organization made up of more than a dozen southern Ontario organic farms.
- FarmStart provides specialized training, and encourages new farmers to engage in entrepreneurial strategies that creatively turn challenges into opportunities.