Colleen and Patrick, the wonderful folks behind Stellar Seeds, are looking for an intern for this growing season. This is quite the opportunity if you’re interested in farming, or have an interest in seed production. Stellar shares their beautiful Sorrento property with none other than Crannog Ales, makers of the best darn stout in all of BC.
More details about the internship are below, in a message from Colleen:
FARM APPRENTICESHIP AVAILABLE FOR 2009 SEASON
My name is Colleen and my partner, Patrick, and I are offering an apprenticeship position on our farm this season. Together we run the company “Stellar Seeds”, so much of your work would be focused on seed production, market gardening and garlic production. Your duties would include working the field (seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, collecting seeds), sharing the duties at the local farmers market on Saturday mornings, as well as some animal care and general farm maintenance.
Our farm is located in Sorrento, BC, between Kamloops and Salmon Arm on the Trans-Canada Highway. We are living on a 10 acre property that we share with two others. The farm is about a ten minute walk to a beach on Shuswap Lake.
The apprentice would live in a cabin on the property that has electricity and running water and basic kitchen appliances. The apprentice also has access to a shower, full bathroom, etc in our main house. We share most of our meals when we are working together. We expect the apprentice to work 40 hours a week (8 hours/day, 5 days a week). We are able to pay an apprentice a small stipend of $300/month, as well as room and board. We are looking for an apprentice from about April until October, but those dates can be flexible.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship at our farm, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (250) 675 0076
We’re looking forward to hearing from some of you soon,
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