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Intern at Loutet Farm

We are not looking simply for labourers, but for people keen to learn as much as they can about running a successful urban farming operation.

Our hope is that our volunteer interns will leave the program feeling confident that they have a solid base of understanding in how to run a small urban farm operation.

Become an Intern

 Internship Details

  • March – October
  • 8 hours (1 day) a week (day is flexible, but must be Monday-Friday)
  • Must be able to attend 1 market per month (Wed. afternoon or Sat morning, May-October)
  • Access to produce

Learning Opportunities

  • Field prep/planning: compost and soil management, season extension, crop rotation
  • Seeding/propagation: direct seeding, seedling starting and maintenance, transplanting
  • Crop maintenance: pruning, thinning, weed and pest management
  • Harvesting and post-harvest preparation
  • Marketing produce and managing a farm market
  • Community outreach and events
  • Flower harvest and arranging for market

What We’re Looking For

  • Self-motivated and passionate about growing food in the city
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Respectful, compassionate and a team player
  • Able to perform repetitive, physical labour

Assets

  • Lived experience as a non-binary, trans, and/or BIPOC person
  • Experience working with diverse volunteers
  • Basic horticultural or construction skills
  • Experience with outdoor/experiential education
  • Physically fit and able to squat, bend and lift at least 40lbs

How to Apply

Please send a brief letter (max 500 words) outlining the following:

  • Relevant experience
  • Skills that you will bring to the team
  • What you hope to gain from such an internship experience
  • Specific interests or topics that you would like to learn more about

Send email to admin@ediblegardenproject.com with the subject line “Internship”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All shortlisted candidates will be required to fulfill an interview and complete a Criminal Record Check. We recruit interns in February and March.

We look forward to your application!

Reference letters available upon completion of internship.