Apprenticeship Opportunities

After a successful three-year pilot, ACORN will not be offering the formal Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship Program for the 2016 season. Our intention is to develop new educational resources and opportunities to shift the future of this initiative and expand on our existing support services for all participating beneficiaries. We are very excited about this process!

In the meantime, please see below for available organic farm apprenticeship opportunities* for the 2016 season!

Nova Scotia

Four Seasons Farm

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

These farms are all certified organic, ranging in style and scale of production, and they are seeking aspiring farmers with some hands-on experience, who are seeking in-depth education in organic farming systems and an authentic experience of the rewards and challenges of ‘farm-living’ – ideally to inspire future operations of their own!

*Please note, ACORN/Grow A Farmer does not specifically endorse any of the above apprenticeship opportunities. These arrangements are left to the discretion of the apprentice and host and we encourage long conversations and meetings before committing to a particular location. It is also helpful to ensure a 1-month trial period so if the arrangements aren’t working out, there is a shared understanding that the apprenticeship can end, without committing to a full season.

Host/Mentor Farmers: curious about hosting a apprentice this season? Check out the Grow A Farmer Host/Mentor Resource Page here, designed specifically to support your success and organization of effective and impactful apprenticeship opportunities!

For all inquiries, please contact the Program Coordinator here.

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