Agripreneur Program – ClearWater Farm
Last Updated On: noviembre 1st, 2023 at 01:52PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
1614 Metro Road North
Willow Beach, Ontario, L0E 1S0
Primary Contact: Samantha Wyatt
Secondary Contact: Mike Bangay
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Vision A world where people live in harmony with nature. Mission Inspired by water, we exist to deepen young people’s connections with the natural environment, marrying the arts, science and technology to cultivate a more sustainable future. Learn more about making a difference with ClearWater Farm HERE. Ontario Water Centre initiatives begin with pilots designed to replicate and scale in order to impact local, provincial, national and even international agendas. ClearWater Farm on the shores of Lake Simcoe at Willow Beach, is our flagship project and our home. Since 2016, we have been transforming the 180-year old Reed Farm, 30 acres, leased from the Town of Georgina, into a place that honours history* and simultaneously advances four strategic objectives: Place-based Education Engaging children and youth in experiences that lead to a future where good things happen when people care about food, water, the land, and each other. Educational Farming Showcasing organic and regenerative approaches to food security through providing innovative experiences in growing, cooking, enjoying and celebrating food. Water Conservation Increasing through interactivity understanding of how wise land use can improve the health of the lake, mitigate changing climate and extreme weather effects. Economic Development Anchoring community efforts to help Georgina be a place with vitality that is deeply connected to Lake Simcoe and boasts a local food economy. Collage Property Michael FNCollage Kids Collage Collage water tomato *The history of the area is specially honoured through our close working relationship with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. This relationship is symbolized by a 200 plus year-old maple tree overlooking the lake where settlers and local First Nations gathered to trade. The “Trading Tree” received Heritage Status in 2017, a children’s book in English and Ojibwe was published in 2019 by the Prince’s Trust.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April (flexible) 2023
Internship Ends: October 2023
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: February 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months approx
We are not looking for job seekers, we are looking for changemakers- people who are passionate about farmwork that helps the land, the lake, and the community thrive! Join our ClearWater Farm team to begin your career in regenerative farming and local food on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe.
Our Agripreneur program is a multi-year experiential learning opportunity that takes individuals from developing physical skills and basic farming knowledge (year one), through increasingly independent work (years 2-3) with opportunities in years 3-5 to access increasing amounts of land to be farmed for their own account.
ClearWater Farm is an educational farm abuzz with activity; we host school trips and kids programs; we sell fabulously fresh food while training young farmers; and our barn is becoming a hub for community gatherings, arts events, and a place where everyone can share what they learn. Care to join us? We guarantee it is a growth opportunity.
For more information or to apply:
Educational Opportunities: Yes there are 5-6 hours of weekly lessons at no cost to the employee
Skills Desired: Background in agriculture/farming preferred
Meals: No, there is a kitchen onsite
Stipend: $18.00 per hour 34-35 hours per week + 5-6 teachable free tuition
Housing: Housing is available for $400 per month
Preferred method of Contact: email