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Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Farm Labourer

March 15, 2017  |  Jobs & Opportunities

Blue Heron Farm, Gardiner Mines, Cape Breton is looking for a farm labourer starting in May 2017. This permanent full time position will provide the right candidate with a hands-on opportunity to experience many aspects of organic vegetable production. Must be unemployed and live in Nova Scotia (funding for this position depends on these conditions) Contact information: Phone 902 849 7114; email: or message me at
Phone 9028497114

Market Research Analyst: Urban Agriculture - Volunteer in Peru

February 27, 2017  |  Jobs & Opportunities

Cuso International in Peru is looking for a volunteer like you to conduct market research in farmers' markets to better understand market trends, opportunities and threats, examine fluctuations in supply and demand, as well as obtain information on products sold in addition to measuring customer satisfaction of urban agriculture in the capital city of Lima.
Phone 6138297445

Assistant Production Manager - Volunteer in Nigeria

February 03, 2017  |  Jobs & Opportunities

Recruiting for our partner in Nigeria to further build the technical & managerial capacity of staff at Godilogo Farms Limited in production skills and increase productivity for the benefit of YouLead students. The overall purpose of the volunteer is to enhance the technical and managerial skills of Godilogo staff in the processing of cassava and rice. Full description:
Phone 6138297445

Use your skills and experience in Natural Resources to help developing countries

January 30, 2017  |  Jobs & Opportunities

We are recruiting highly skilled individuals for our partners in Jamaica, DR Congo, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Zambia, Cameroon, Honduras, Tanzania and Laos. Cuso International covers the following costs: Airfare, accommodation modest living allowance while overseas, and more! View all our placements here: Learn more about us: Hear volunteer stories:
Phone 6138297445 x 248

Farming/Living opportunity at collective farmhouse

January 25, 2017  |  Jobs & Opportunities

We’re a group of 6 friendly farmers, artists and musicians, sharing a large farmhouse near Middleton, NS. Seeking a new housemate, or a couple, starting this winter/spring. A great opportunity for a new farmer interested in a season of self-directed growing. 1/2 acre of cover cropped, deer fenced land available. Farm is the home of Annapolis Seeds, so the sharing of seeds, equipment and ideas is possible. Rent is about $250/month+electricity+wood. Collective living. Contact us for more details.
Phone 902 840-1734

Farm Apprenticeship Opportunity

January 24, 2017  |  Jobs & Opportunities

Cochrane Family Farm is looking for an apprentice interested in working and learning on our 30acre certified organic farm in Upper Stewiacke. Interested individuals can contact us at Training, room and board and stipend offered. Individuals who are interested in organic vegetable, flower and herb production and seed growing and saving practices may apply. Possibility of employment opportunity after as well. Start date flexible.

Phone 902-671-2378

Garden Manager needed

January 15, 2017  |  Jobs & Opportunities

We are looking for a garden manager with at least one years experience working a garden. we would like to have you be responsible for: starting plants in the greenhouse, planing succession planting for the whole garden (this can be all your own creative design), to oversee the garden management the whole season, managing interns and keeping them occupied with work in the garden, helping me with all aspects of farming, we have all you need to try farming. good private housing.
Phone 613-478-3876

Senior Coordinator, Policy Research and Civic Engagement - Ecology Action Centre Food Team

December 22, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

The Food Action Committee project Our Food: Reconnecting Food and Community is seeking a full-time Senior Coordinator for the Halifax office for a three year position. Application deadline is January 11th, 2017. Find out more at


Nutrition Farming Courses in North America

December 14, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

Knowledge is empowerment and these intensive courses provide both information and cutting-edge strategies to enable a profitable change toward better farming. Some topics include planetary, human and in depth soil & plant health, such as achieving nutrient balance & benefit behind thriving soil. Join us February 8-10 in Regina, SK or 13-16 in Las Vegas, NV for these internationally-acclaimed courses! For more information please visit or contact us anytime.
Phone 855-247-6548

Bethany Garden New Grower Program

October 11, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

The Bethany Garden New Grower Program is seeking motivated individuals who want an opportunity to learn about gardening as a career.  The garden is set up with raised beds, irrigation, deer fence, and greenhouses.  A barn near the garden houses many tools, including a BCS walking tractor and implements.  There is also a walk in cooler and a vegetable processing area.  High quality compost, cover crop seed, electricity and water are included.

Participants pay a fee of $4,000 or 50% of gross sales, whichever is less, and purchase seeds, fuel and other consumables.

If you are in transition between apprenticing on farms and starting your own market garden, this is a perfect learning opportunity for you.  You also get access to two experienced market gardeners as mentors.  If you are from out of the area, we will do our best to help you find a place to live near by.  The Bethany Garden is located right in the dynamic university town of Antigonish NS.

To apply, please send a résumé and letter of intent to Jen Greenberg (  Apply early!  We will begin interviews as soon as we get promising applicants, and we will make selections as soon as we find the right candidate(s).


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