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Nicola Valley Produce
268 E. HWY 8
Merritt, BC V1K 1N3
Contact: Nicholas, Vileena
Last Updated: 01-09-2013
General Description: Certified Organic. We are a family farm, with a heavy emphasis on Garlic. We are focusing on SEED, we would like to have as much diversity as possible. Growing many heirloom / open pollinated vegetables.
We have a strong desire to become food and energy self sufficient in the very true sense of the word, not some MARKETING TERM. We want to provide our own food and make our own power.
We currently raise, Chickens, Turkeys, GARLIC, Vegetables, Bees, Fruit Trees, Grapes, Raspberries. We will have by MAY 2013 Milk Cow, Goats, Pigs.
Internship Starts: 01 May 2013
Internship Ends: 01 Nov 2013
Number of Interns: 4
App Deadline: July 2013
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 Month
Meals: On Farm and Delicious! We also hunt wild game, Fish Salmon and wild harvest berries and herbs.
Skills Desired: The successful candidate:
will be ready to learn, receive instruction and follow directions and established farm procedures
will have creative and constructive input at appropriate times
will own farm tasks sometimes considered to be mundane and thrive on every job well done
will work safely, responsibly, and respectfully
will remain positive and contribute to a cooperative work environment
will enjoy physical challenges in various weather conditions, from April showers through July heat and frosty October.
Educational Opportunities: Our Internship program is designed to give the intern a wide exposure to sustainable food systems. You can expect to be involved in: greenhouse management, seedling production, bed preparation, tractor work, weeding, transplanting, harvesting, planning events, participating in educational activities structured around intern learning objectives and learning how to cook with the food we grow.
We will also be building a Cob Oven and possibly other cob structure's This year.
Stipend: $200/Month Stipend
We are looking for dedicated interns who would be willing to help us create something far greater than any of us could do alone. We are happy to share in the profits of the Harvest. This can be negotiated.
Housing: Private room possibly shared with other interns. Will be in separate house.
Basic Household duties are expected. must maintain a tidy and clean environment, In the house and on the farm. Shared Kitchen. Help with meal preparation and clean up is expected.
Beautiful Tent sights are available if preferred.
Personal Habits can be discussed. We prefer No drinking, smoking, and light drugs on farm, as we have young children.
Preferred method Of Contact: email
Internship Details: Located in the beautiful Nicola Valley home to the famous Merritt Mountain Music Festival. Home to some of the most radical Mountain biking and fishing available in Canada. We are of First Nation heritage and live on the Lower Nicola Indian Band Reserve. We love farming with a deep passion, and know the importance of small-scale diversified farming. We are developing a heavy emphasis on SEED, currently growing some of the most amazing garlic imaginable. Apprentices's will have a modest stipend, private living quarters, great meals, and the best time of their life.
Experiences will include but are certainly not limited to: Seed to Harvest, Marketing, Milk cow, Bees, Poultry, Pigs, Goats. Seed Saving. We will be working with COB and building beautiful architecture on the farm.
We are ultimately looking for a long-term fit. We know there is strength in numbers and we all have different talents and abilities to contribute, We are very Land and Water rich we are looking for more hands to create something far more beautiful than any of us could do alone.