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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Work opportunity - organic farmer for eco-retreat centre
WANTED: an experienced organic farmer/gardener to help develop
organic gardens and a CSA at a beautiful 30 acre eco-spiritual retreat
and learning centre near Rockland, ON (1/2 hour drive east of Ottawa).
About 1/2 acre of vegetable gardens and a mixed organic orchard have
been newly established with room for further expansion of up to two or
three acres. Knowledge of permaculture, biointensive gardening, soil
development, storage and marketing an asset. Our vision is that the
gardens become promotional and teaching models for ecological food
production and Community Supported Agriculture. As well as providing
learning opportunities and healthful fruits and vegetables for the
Centre's programs (e.g. kids' nature camp in the summer) and surrounding
community, the gardens would also provide income for the farmer through
sale of produce, at least from May to October. Details of financial
arrangements to be worked out in a mutually beneficial way. Contact:
Isobel McGregor, eco-program coordinator, Tucker House Renewal Centre.
Befriending the Earth
49 Evergreen Drive
Nepean ON K2H 6C5
Tel/Fax (613) 820-0598
All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons
and daughters of the Earth. Humans do not weave the web of life, they
are merely strands in it. Whatever they do to the web they do to
- Chief Seattle, 1854 (Adapted).
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