Riverglen is Also Recruiting!
Fulltime Fullseason Internship- 3
Part time Internship – 4
Duration: April 18/25 – November 4th
Riverglen Farm is a certified biodynamic farm located in Ottawa’s Greenbelt. This 112 acre heritage site is located in the west end of the city, surrounded by Greenbelt forest and wetlands, on the banks of the Ottawa river. An assortment of vegetables are grown and sold through a 70 harvest-share CSA, our farm store, our market stand, as well as wholesale customers. A flock of laying hens supply eggs and share manure production duties with a few cows, sheep and ducks.
I am seeking a solid pair of arms and a clear mind to help with farm tasks this summer. Vegetable production, harvest and distribution will take up a good part of the time, but there are daily animal chores to share, as well as property maintenance tasks to carry out.
The typical workweek is Monday to Friday but it may change and evolve, depending on celestial rhythms and tasks needing to be accomplished. There will also be shared market duties on Saturdays. You are expected to be fed, dressed and ready for work by 8am on regular days and 7am on harvest days. The workday usually ends around 6pm, and we break for lunch between noon and 2pm. All crew-members are expected to take their turn preparing a common lunch for the rest of the crew.
In exchange for a commitment to a full season, a dedicated work attitude and an eagerness to learn, I offer a weekly stipend. This is not meant to represent a fulltime wage. Rather, it aims to cover your personal expenses over the summer. You will receive $50/week for your first month and $100/week after that. When you complete your season, you will be awarded a $1000 bonus.
Full season interns can choose to stay at the farm. A camper is available, lots of tent space, and there is even a room in the house available under certain circumstances.
A common kitchen in the barn is equipped with hot water, a stove, fridge, kettle, as well as dishes and cutlery. The barn kitchen has a kitchen table and chairs, and an assortment of couches and chairs can be found nearby. Picnic tables, porches, benches, hammocks and a beach can be found around the property.
Washroom, showers, laundry, telephone and internet facilities are all available.
How to apply:
Write a few paragraphs about the reasons why you want to join the farm crew and what you feel you can bring to it. Send it along with any questions to: