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Inspired Market Gardens
Just outside of Stony Plain
Contact: Gwen Simpson
Last Updated: 07-21-2009
General Description: Herbs, Flowers, Food & Fun. Fill your senses with the fragrance, taste, texture and display of our wide range of culinary herbs, edible flowers, heirloom tomato plants, U-Pick cut flowers and specialty greens – all raised using all-natural growing conditions and sustainable agriculture methods. We have a greenhouse, 2 production gardens, and a small country store. We sell at farm-gate, farmer’s market, and to restaurants & caterers. We host several agri-tourism and culinary events throughout the season, including the ‘World Basset Races’.
Internship Starts: April
Internship Ends: September
Number of Interns: 1
Minimum Length of Stay: The growing season
Meals: Not provided.
Skills Desired: Would be expected to work in all areas of the operation ie. Transplanting, digging, weeding, watering, harvesting, serving
the public, or helping set up or plan events; work is varied, no day is the same but sometimes it is very physical.
Minimum work expectations:
Willingness, positive attitude, participation, good observation skills, sharing of ideas. Needs to be able to drive. Should work at least 4 hours a day; but hours can be flexible. It would help to be able to work at least 1 day on weekends at least in May & June, or when on-farm events are held.
Stipend: Provided, contact farmer for further details.
Housing: Lodging is not provided on farm, but camping facilities are close by.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: Grow herb plants, fresh-cut herbs, edible and cut flowers, veggie & herb containers, tomato and pepper plants mostly from seed, and all grown naturally. We also grow gourmet greens have a U-Pick garden, and a country store. May grow a small amount of pastured poultry. Also have the opportunity to work alongside a horticulturalist and sell at farmers markets, and to help plan and run agri-tourism and culinary events.