Farm #1 

Primary production: organic veggies, meats, and grains
This farm accepts couples
This farm may be able to accommodate children
This farm pays a minimum wage or higher
This farm does not offer on-farm accommodations
Apprenticeship term: May to November
This farm has signed SOIL's Host Charter
 

Farm is located 10 miles south of a small Saskatchewan town, bordering on the provincial forest with lots of wild life. Applicant will work at a variety of jobs and will learn many skills. This farm produces organic food for 200 families plus grain for the organic market. There is a career opportunity for the right person/couple as there is room to expand garden/livestock production.

Location: Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan

Farm #2 

An apprentice will learn what it is to be an entrepreneur with a small business and a self-reliant producer of meat, grain, and vegetables. Daily activities are governed by the weather. Apprentices will develop and maintain extreme self-motivation to acquire life skills, such as gardening, mechanics, operating motorized machines, cold weather survival, and coping ability for livestock.

Located in natural prairie hills, we're 30 miles to town, 4 miles to village farm, agro centre. Recreation 35 miles to a small lake.

Location: Moosejaw, SK

Farm #3

Primary production: Potted wildflowers and grasses, heirloom vegetable plants, herbs, and annual flowers.
This farm cannot host couples
This farm is unable to accommodate children
This farm offers a stipend
Apprenticeship term: February to June
This farm has signed SOIL's Host Charter

Our greenhouse operation grows native Manitoba wildflowers and grasses for landscaping, and heirloom vegetable plants, herbs and annual flowers. We have 6 acres of woods / farmland, a greenhouse, and home. Only a short walk from Teulon, a friendly rural community with most amenities and a 30 minute drive north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

We are looking for an energetic, positive apprentice who loves gardening to help us from Feb thru June. Learn and help with propagation, transplanting, and selling of plants, garden bed preparation, and weeding; learn native plant identification and organic fertilization and pest management. This year, help us convert our gardens to no-till, plant an orchard, tend to our laying hens and find ways to apply permaculture principles to our farm.

With an Environmental Science degree and 12 years of greenhouse and farming experience, Aimee has acquired an intimate knowledge of plants. Wes has a landscape design certificate and is both passionate and talented in the area of farm automation. We are committed to organic agriculture and together strive for a simpler, more sustainable life with our family.

Location: Teulon, Manitoba

Farm #6

Primary production: beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, hogs, laying hens, leafcutter bees, livestock guardian dogs, alfalfa seed, hay, pasture, vegetables, compost
This farm does not accept couples
This farm cannot accommodate children
This farm offers a stipend
Accepts apprentices: year-round for three, six, or twelve month terms.
This farmer has signed SOIL's host charter

Work with Peter, a soil consultant, and Mary and their daughter on a 640 acre ranch close to the banks of the Peace River in northern Alberta. Aspen, birch, spruce, pine, and willow shelter belts provide wildlife habitat for moose, deer, beaver, foxes, coyotes, grouse, partridge, and migratory birds. The ranch is close to the town of Peace River that has full services, shopping, indoor swimming pool, and community theatre. There is a campground just across the river accessible by ferry where locals go horseback riding, 4 wheel biking, hiking, and canoeing on the river. In the winter there is a ski hill and cross country skiing.

These farmers hope to share their knowledge with others and help the next generation of farmers You will learn about grass based farming, planned grazing of cattle and sheep, pasture calving and lambing, animal nutrition, soils, and mineral balancing. Also you will learn about compost tea brewing and application, Holistic Management, low stress livestock handling, fencing, carpentry, pollination of alfalfa using leafcutter bees and traditional nutrition following the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation. You will also learn about selling at the market, use of farm equipment, carpentry, food preservation, milking, and woodworking. Our daughter operates a veggie CSA on the farm.

The ranch family has 4 grown children with one daughter still at home. You will live in a separate house, with appliances and eat most meals in the main house depending on the work schedule. A minimal to moderate stipend will be paid depending on length of stay and expertise.

Location: Grimshaw, AB. 172 km northeast of Grande Prarie, 2 hr drive. 512 km northwest of Edmonton, 6 hr drive.

 

 

Farm #8

Primary Production: vegetables for CSA and farmers Markets
This farm accepts couples
This farm is unable to accommodate children
This farm pays a minimum wage or higher
Apprenticeship Term: May to October
This farm has signed SOIL's Host Pledge

Our farm is located 10 minutes north of Winnipeg and grows vegetables for over 250 CSA members and 2 farmers markets.  We are committed to using ecological farming practices such as cover cropping, nutrient management, and crop rotation.

Apprentices will take part in all aspects of organic vegetable production from seedling production to harvest. The farm is in it’s 5th year of production and is growing steadily each year. Career opportunities are available for the right person.

Location: near Winnipeg, MT

 

Farm #10   Full for 2017 Season

 

This farm is full for 2017 season.
Primary production: dairy products (cheese, butter, yoghurt); honey; eggs; vegetables.  Also, meat (beef,pork, poultry, lamb) for personal consumption
This farm does not accept couples
This farm cannot accommodate children
This farm offers a stipend
Apprenticeship term: June through September
This farmer has signed SOIL's host charter

Our Farm lies on the eastern slopes of the Rockies, an hour and a quarter northwest of Calgary. Two creeks wander through the quarter section and the Red Deer River is just to the west, providing opportunities to canoe, fish, swim and hike. The town of Sundre and community of Bergen are both nearby. 

The farm concentrates on pastured dairying (East Friesian sheep) and cheese production. However, we also raise vegetables, cows, chickens, ducks, pigs and bees, following principles of permaculture and sustainable, organic farming. You would assist with outdoor work--livestock care, milking, pasture rotation, fencing, poultry care, beekeeping, gardening, market preparation and sales, perhaps construction. Milking experience is preferred, but for all jobs, you would be closely supervised until you feel confident. Your accommodations would be a private cabin with shower facilities in the main house.

Location: Sundre, AB.

 

 

Farm #13 

Primary production: Grassfed beef and lamb, raw honey, eggs and various value added products
This farm accepts couples
This farm cannot accommodate children
Apprenticeship Term: Stays of 2 weeks or longer in exchange for room and board
This farm has signed SOIL's host charter
 

We are young farmers in southwestern Manitoba, raising beef cattle, sheep and a beekeeping operation for farm sales, as well as laying hens and a vegetable garden for personal household consumption. Our activities are largely pasture-based, with emphasis on adaptive planned grazing, regenerative soil-building practices, and raw honey production based primarily on alfalfa, clover & wildflower sources.

We base much of our decision-making on Holistic Management principles and continuous learning. We strive to develop a sustainable and viable farm business that is largely based on direct marketing sales to local, regional customers, to whom we sell raw honey, grassfed beef and grassfed lamb. We look forward to sharing what we have learned so far since establishing our farm 7 years ago with a person or couple who has aspiring interest in having their own farm or apiary one day.

We are surrounded by beautiful areas to explore, and have opportunities for apprentices to visit and experience other small farms in the area, for a more diverse and holistic experience. We have a separate dwelling for guests, a cozy octagonal building with basic amenities. We are ideally looking for someone who is able to commit to working with us for 2 weeks or longer in exchange for room and board..

Location: Cartwright, Manitoba

 

 

Farm #16 

Primary production: Produce, seeds, eggs, chicken, pork & grains.
This farm does not accept couples or families
This farm offers a stipend
Accepts apprentices: May to November
This farm has signed SOIL's host charter

This farm is a highly diversified operation located on 160 acres of rolling prairie and parkland approximately 70 km. northwest of Calgary and about 60 km. away from the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. In addition to the cultivated acres, there are 35 acres of native prairie with two ponds and some forest. Our farm business is owned and operated by husband and wife team Kris and Tamara. The farm produces cereal grains, forage crops, culinary herbs, vegetables, eggs and meat products, all of which are produced organically and certified biodynamic by Demeter Canada. Our products are marketed locally, via a CSA, other box programs, retail stores, restaurants and at a Farmers' Market. Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn skills associated with all aspects of running a very diverse commercial farming enterprise, including animal husbandry, machinery and equipment operation, 4-6 acres of vegetable and seed production, marketing and more.

There is plenty of beautiful countryside to explore, especially in the foothills and mountains to the west. 

Apprentices have separate accommodations and a communal straw bale building for cooking, laundry, showering and recreation. A monthly stipend is provided as well as a season end bonus, available only to those who stay for the entire length of the growing season, which is May 1st to November 1st. Career opportunities are available for the right person.

Location: Carstairs, AB.
 

Farm #21

Primary production: mixed veggies and herbs
This farm does NOT accept couples
This farm cannot accommodate children
This farm offeres a stipend
Apprenticeshp term: May to October
This farm has signed SOIL's host charter

Our farm is a 10 acre family farm, owned and run by our family – the Almost Urban team! We are located in St. Norbert, Manitoba, right on the south edge of Winnipeg. Our vegetables are grown in the fertile, nutrient rich clay soils of the Red River Valley. Eight years ago, we left our urban lifestyle to follow our dream of growing food and living simply. We settled in Manitoba, appreciative of the fresh air, natural surroundings, and friendly people.

Marilyn has twenty years growing experience, including a Certificate of Permaculture. She coordinates the “what we’ll do” – choosing the vegetable varieties, timing, monitoring plant health and more. As an engineer by trade, Bruce manages the “how we’ll do it” – the logistics of materials, water, harvesting and equipment. 
We use no pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers. Most of our implements are hand operated so we burn very little fuel in our operation, since we strive to live on current sunshine! We nurture the soil by adding compost and growing green manures.

The intern has a separate room and sleeping space in a trailer located beside the house. All meals and washroom facilities, laundry are shared. Interns also share some household chores such as dishes or preparing meals. These are equitably distributed amongst everyone living on farm. We are a gluten-free house, although people can supply their own items if desired too.

Location: Winnipeg, MB

 

 

Farm #23

Primary production:  pasture-raised livestock - cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry
This farm accepts couples
This farm cannot accommodate children
This farm pays a stipend

Our farm is a pasture (grass)-based livestock farm. Wian has more than 10 years experience with raising poultry and stock dogs. Originally from South Africa, Wian came to Canada with a farming dream. Lydia is originally from Winnipeg MB. She has studied soil science and environmental sciences and has a Master's degree in Natural Resources Management. 

The farm is run on several hunderd acres of leased pasture land in western Manitoba. Through an ecological lens there is a major focus on soil health. We practice management intenive grazing techniques in a multi-species grazing system. We are a "Salatin" style operation with pastured-poultry, pastured-turkey, pasture-raised hens, grassfed beef, grassfed lamb and forest raised hogs. We direct market all of our meats. Our farm is part of a larger Holistically Managed ranch which may provide additional learning opportunities in custom grazing cattle.

We love learning and working toward our shared goals. We are looking for the right candidate that is keen to work, learn and teach.

Location: Dunrea, Manitoba

Farm #24

Primary Production: organic veggies
This farm does not accept couples or families
This farm offers minimum wage
Apprenticeship dates: May-October
This farm has signed SOIL's host charter

This farm grows organic veggies to supply a group of CSA customer, some restaurant and other wholesale. The farm is 21 acres, located 9 km east of the town of Vulcan. The McGregor lake is 15 min drive east of the farm in the middle of the prairie. I grow a wide variety of organic veggies in the greenhouse and outside. I have a degree in agriculture and my cross country ski coach experience has given me plenty of practice in teaching. The farm has just been bought and there is lots to learn in terms of how to start a farm and resolve any problem. You will share the house with my kids and me and a seasonal worker.

Location: Near Vulcan, AB

 

Farm # 25

 


Primary Production:  Certified Organic Vegetables / Certified Organic Grass Finish Beef
This farm accepts couples
This farm offers $700 - $1200 per month depending on experience and/or willingness to learn
Apprenticeship term:  May 1 to October 1
This farm has signedSOIL's host charter

Depending on the apprentice and what they wish to learn or focus towards, will determine who or what areas of our farm they will work with. Working as apart of the team is mandatory and some one on one time is also necessary.

Location:  Lac la Biche, AB

 

 

Farm #26

 

Primary Production:  Fresh pastured poultry, lamb, ,pork, eggs, milk, yoguart, kefir, fermented vegetables, butter. wild edibles foraged on property
This farm does not accept couples
This farm does not offer a stipend/wage
Apprenticeship term:  April 15 to September 28

Pastured Livestock operation incuding poultry, sheep, jersey milk cows, pigs,goats, guardian dogs. We take seriously using organic practices. We try to live and learn as we go how to be self sustainable in producing our own food which is healthy for us and providing some for the community as well. Also in the infant stages of permaculture gardening and are so excited about this. we also love wild food foraging and the practices of fermentation both with dairy and vegetables, Animal care, food sustainability and preservation, processing animals, are all something we do on our farm with 20 yrs experience, We are located about 7,5 miles west of a town called Rocanville,

Rocanville, Sask