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Slow Train Farm
10440 West Fraser Road
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5H6

Contact: Stephanie, Mike

Email: stephanieannbird@gmail.com, mikedavidbird@gmail.com

Last Updated: 04-18-2012

General Description: For two years we have operated a market garden (one acre) with our two young children. We are located on the west side of the Fraser River, between Quesnel and Williams Lake. We spend a good deal of our time building infrastructure and this year are completing a hybrid earthen structure for our permanent family dwelling. Construction methods that we use include cob, cob-wood, bale-cob, and earthbag. This year we hope to begin an outdoor kitchen with cob barrel oven as well as a cob/cordwood sauna. We cook on woodstoves and eat organic food, much of it produced on site.

Internship Starts: negotiable
Internship Ends: negotiable
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: one month

Meals: Apprentices would eat with the family unless they come prepared to cook for themselves. We are omnivores but eat a limited amount of meat. Vegetarian diets could be accommodated. We eat organic food and no GMOs.

Skills Desired: We are seeking persons who are hardworking and have an understanding or interest in sustainable agriculture, alternative building and renewable energy.

Educational Opportunities: Apprentices learn by participation and are welcome to ask questions or access our extensive library.

Stipend: $400/mo

Housing: Apprentices would require a tent or van / camper, etc.

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: You would assist with various aspects of gardening and natural building. Please contact us for specifics.


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