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Everdale Farm and Environmental Learning Centre
PO Box 29
Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0

Contact: Gavin Dandy

Phone: 519-855-4859
519-855-6531

Email: gavin@everdale.org

Website: http://www.everdale.org/farmer-training/organic-farming-certificate/

Last Updated: 12-08-2010

General Description: The short farming videos below feature graduates of the 2010 Organic Farming Certificate internship program at Everdale. They see farming as a way of making positive social and ecological change.

Would you like to pursue a career/lifestyle in sustainable farming/gardening or other community-based farm/food related fields? Get the training you need. Everdale is now accepting applications for our Organic Farming Certificate (OFC) and Summer internship programs.

Apply now to be an Everdale intern in 2011.

Full program information package and Application details are on our website: http://www.everdale.org/farmer-training/organic-farming-certificate/

These videos show our 2010 OFC interns talking about their personal garden projects. The garden plot projects are one aspect of Everdale’s extensive internship program curriculum:
Evan’s garden plot video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-e04E5MKz8
Olivia’s garden plot video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4r2yqyzNbE
Robert’s garden plot video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZUQhp82EQY
Tom’s garden plot video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXdmasC-zSw

More videos:
Our interns are “practical idealists”. They are getting the training they need to launch successful careers the local, organic farming movement. Watch these videos and hear what our 2010 interns have to say about their future farms:
Evan’s culinary-farming future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH_gdhw1yNI
Olivia imagines herself as an established farmer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRpCGjaXVeY
Rob thinks of all the community connections on his future farm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ4ACKFADiQ
Tom takes you through a virtual tour of his future farm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BonXVWFPIdY

The OFC and Summer internships:
- Hands-on farming experience on Everdale’s certified organic farm (OFC program - 960 hours; Summer program – 550 hours)
- A two-day per week training curriculum of field trips, seminars, special projects and more (OFC program - 640 hours; Summer program – 200 hours)
- Everdale operates a 250-acre certified organic farm. We use the farm as a hands-on “classroom” for the OFC and Summer programs.
- By the end of the program interns are able to perform a multitude of farm tasks independently and with a confident understanding of the basic theoretical principals behind each task.
- The OFC is a 32-week on-farm internship program (April 12 – November 19)

Internship Starts: April 12
Internship Ends: Nov 19
Number of Interns: 6
App Deadline: All Year
Minimum Length of Stay: OFC is April 12-Nov 19; Summ erinternship is May 17 - Aug 27

Meals: See: http://everdale.org/farmer-training/organic-farming-certificate/

Skills Desired: See: http://everdale.org/farmer-training/organic-farming-certificate/

Educational Opportunities: See: http://everdale.org/farmer-training/organic-farming-certificate/

Stipend: See: http://everdale.org/farmer-training/organic-farming-certificate/

Housing: See: http://everdale.org/farmer-training/organic-farming-certificate/

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: See: http://everdale.org/farmer-training/organic-farming-certificate/


 

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