Internships

Internship Program

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.

Feel free to contact us for more information:

Email: wholecirclefarmcsa at  gmail dot com

Ph.: 519.856.1384

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.

 

Position Details:

Type: Full-time paid position

Duration: March, April, May (staggered start) – November 2015

Contact: wholecirclefarmcsa@gmail.com , +1- 519-856-1384

Reports to

Garden Managers

Responsibilities

  • Direct seeding; transplanting; weeding; irrigating; harvesting; and processing
  • Being a part of the vending team at markets
  • Maintaining quality standards for the farm
  • Performing related work as required

Work Schedule and Compensation

While the hours will vary through the season, one can expect to work 55 hours each week.

Stipend: $200/month, educational hours and room&board

Room and Board include:

  • Room (includes utilities, phone, internet, laundry)
  • Board (a stocked pantry and fridge of organic food sourced as locally as much as possible and food from the ONFC)
  • Shared  access to the farm vehicles (with 100km/month included)

Assets

  • An eager desire to learn the principles of organic farming
  • Experience working with your body either in a paid labour setting or an extracurricular sports setting
  • Experience in any kind of garden or around plants
  • A desire to explore Non-Violent Communication

Feel free to contact us for more information:

Email: wholecirclefarmcsa at  gmail dot com

Ph.: 519.856.1384