Medicinal and Edible Plant Intern
Type: full-time with monthly stipend plus accom., more (see below)
Location: on-farm accommodations / near Brantford, Hamilton, Cambridge, Ontario
The intern will learn all aspects of growing and preparing value added medicinal and edible plants and field crops, including trees and shrubs.
This internship position involves planning which herbs and edible plants to cultivate, seed/plant ordering, pest control, weed control, crop rotation, harvesting, drying, packing and marketing including farmers markets. You'll also learn how to make value added products include preparing salves, teas and tinctures under the guidance of Naturopath, Dr. Richard Tunstall.
You'll learn native plant identification, identification and natural control of invasive plant species, healthy soil preparation including compost teas, medicinal plants for wound care, fevers, rashes, and use and care of farm equipment and tools. In addition, you'll also be involved in promoting and helping to put on workshop(s) on medicinal and edible plants /natural first aid remedies.
- Eagerness to learn about medicinal and edible plants
- Must be 30 years or younger and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Good interpersonal skills, some farming experience, shows initiative and is organized, able to work as a team-player and independently, drivers license and/or own transportation preferred
Salary - $500/month
Housing: Accommodation (if needed), veggies and eggs
Starting Date: Immediately
E-mail: rtunstall54 gmail.com* or call 519-647-0307.
Please send resume and 2 work related references.