Persephone Market Garden


On-farm training

On-Farm Training

Each year, we offer 1 to 3 training positions, which generally run from April/May to October. We offer practical on-farm training complemented by detailed crop plans, standard operating procedures and monthly workshops (agroecology, food safety, crop planning, CSA management, business management). Our goal is to give you a foundation of practical skills and knowledge about farming.

Interns are involved in a wide variety of activities: starting seeds, transplanting, direct seeding, weeding, mulching, trellising, pest management, harvest and customer service, as well as managing the sheep flock and grazing. There are weekly garden walks to observe the garden, identify problems and solutions, and plan the week's harvest and work.

We are members of the CRAFT network, so interns will also participate in monthly field trips throughout southwestern Ontario.