Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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 (jenredfox@gmail.com).  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).

Email jenredfox@gmail.com

AgriHR Toolkit

September 02, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

Have you ever asked yourself: "How do I attract the skilled workers I need?", "How do I protect myself from lawsuits, grievances, and liability claims?" or "How do I know whether I have the right mix of people to help me achieve my business goals?" The AgriHR Toolkit may be able to help. To learn more about or purchase this important toolkit, go to www.AgriHRToolkit.ca.

Seeking Farming Couple

September 02, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

Seeking farming couple interested in a small scale farming/ homesteading permaculture style community living arrangement? At low/ tradeable cost and with modest income potential? Alex and Kate at Motheroak permaculture (Belmont, West Hants, NS) are looking to share/work our abundant land and infrastructure with a young(ish) able couple. Minimum two year commitment. Serious inquiries only please. Contact/ cover letter to alexdenicola@hotmail.com.

Email alexdenicola@hotmail.com

Looking for PEI farms interested in hosting French apprentices

August 12, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

The AgriInterCulture program has been working collaboratively with Lycee Pommerit in Brittany, France, to find PEI farms interested in hosting apprentices from their agricultural college (CEGEP-type level). They specialize in dairy, pork, beef, crops, agricultural equipment and also have an equestrian school. Apprentices will be here 2 months or more in the summer of 2017. Register by early October: http://www.tonile.ca/en/252-pei-farms-attract-interest-from-french-agricultural-colleges
Phone 902-854-3439 ext. 222
Email projets@cifipe.ca

Incubator farm

August 11, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

Looking for one or two people who would like to share a unique incubator farming opportunity. The farm is located in the Annapolis Valley close to Wolfville and has a 3 bedroom farmhouse, barn, green house, shared dairy cow, chicken coop and an acre to plant. It is a mentorship with an adjacent farm. The mentors focus on market gardening with sustainable permaculture practices.
Phone 902-692 8254
Email tbarkhouse@gmail.com

House for rent

July 25, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

House for rent on working certified organic farm producing grapes, haskap, and garlic. Located in Union Square, Barss Corner, Lunenburg County - 25 minutes to Bridgewater or Lunenburg, 6 minutes to New Germany. 3/4 bedroom farm house with many upgrades including insulation and wood stove in kitchen. Beautifully landscaped and lots of outdoor space. Looking for non smoker and will check references. Pictures available. $700 rent. jcorr@eastlink.ca
Phone 902-644-3350
Email jcorr@eastlink.ca

Alternative program available for finding skilled agricultural workers in PEI

May 11, 2016  |  Jobs & Opportunities

For nearly a year now, farmers on PEI have an alternative source to find skilled labour. AgriInterCulture, a pilot project created by the Cooperative d’integration francophone de l’IPE (CIF), recruits workers from countries where French is an official language, as well as other parts of Canada. Click here or contact coordinator Noella Richard at 902-854-3439 ext. 222 or projets@cifipe.ca for more info: http://www.tonile.ca/en/241-alternative-program-for-agricultural-workers
Phone 902-854-3439 ext. 222
Email projets@cifipe.ca