We are looking for an Intern!!
Floralora Flowers is looking for a summer intern!
Who are we?
We are a small-scale flower farm using organic, sustainable growing practices, located in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Sas Long has been working in organic farming for 5 years. Though a majority of this has been in vegetable production, her full scale flower production is going into it’s second year after a very successful first season. She has worked with some of the best farmers in the province and has studied floral design with some of the best in North America, including Erin Benzakein, Amy Merrick and Jennie Love. This season on the farm offers very exciting learning opportunities as we expand on to permanent land: planting and establishing an orchard and perennial berry crop, large perennial flower and shrub garden, building a greenhouse, establishing permanent irrigation systems, expanding our wedding design business and much more.
When: Between April 1 and May 1 (flexible) – October 31- November 30 (flexible)
Interns will participate in every aspect of life on the farm and will be an integral part of the team. You will be expected to work a 40 hour week, generally Monday-Friday 8-5 (with a one hour lunch break), though these hours may shift depending on the week. Duties will include: Soil preparation, seeding, planting, weeding, pruning, harvesting, post-harvest preparation of flowers, preparation of flower CSA, selling at farmer’s markets, assisting in and learning about floral design for weddings and events. There are also always construction projects on the go if interns would like to expand their skills in this department.
Interns will live on the farm and contribute to the upkeep of its grounds and living environments. Food and room will be provided as well as a monthly stipend of $400/month with a bonus at completion on the season.
In your downtime, you can explore the beautiful surroundings of Prince Edward County. We are a short bike ride to Point Petre on Lake Ontario, surrounded by wineries and foodie delights, immersed in a community of young and old creative people who enjoy sharing their knowledge with new enthusiasts. You can take the opportunity to visit and perhaps volunteer at other farms in the area, of which there are many!
Who are you?
An ideal intern is someone who has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to learning the trade, in both in sustainable farming and the floral industry. Is capable of handling long hours outside in all types of weather, repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting. Has the ability to work well on a team, keep a sense of humour, and manage your personal health and emotional needs. A keen interest in sustainable and organic farming is a must, though prior experience on a farm is not necessary. A valid driver’s license is an asset, though not essential.
How to apply:
If you are interested in an internship at Floralora Flowers, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in working with us this season to Sas at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will accept applications from now (February 3) until the position has been filled.