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Sparrow's Nest Organics
1 hour northeast of downtown Edmonton
Edmonton, AB

Contact: Graham or Allison

Phone: 780-942-2259

Email: mail@sparroworganics.com

Website: http://www.sparroworganics.com

Last Updated: 07-21-2009

General Description: Our 70-acre farm is located just one-hour northeast from Downtown Edmonton. There is 20-acres of field and the rest is treed with several trails to explore. We run a very successful Certified Organic Market Garden serving a 30 family CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We also sell on Saturdays at the Edmonton Downtown Farmer’s Market, and to local restaurants and health food stores. Graham has 15 years experience in organic vegetable production. To find out more about what we do and how we do it visit our website. http://www.sparroworganics.com

Internship Starts: Season goes from mid March until Mid October
Internship Ends:
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline:
Minimum Length of Stay:

Meals: Include food and lodging. Contact farmer for further details.

Skills Desired: Days are from 8 am to 6pm. Apprentices are expected to participate in all of the work areas listed under areas of specialization.

Minimum work expectations:
18 years. Incumbent must be able to do manual labour, work independently and as part of a team. Passion for organic farming.

Educational Opportunities:

Stipend: Provided. Contact farmer for further details.

Housing: Include food and lodging. Contact farmer for further details.

Preferred method Of Contact:

Internship Details: Greenhouse; irrigation; mechanical transplanting; hand weeding; harvesting and processing vegetables for market.


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