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Biodynamic animal husbandry and dairy apprenticeships at Glencolton Farms - Ontario

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Biodynamic animal husbandry and dairy apprenticeships at Glencolton Farms - Ontario

Glencolton Farms is a fully diversified biodynamic farm. With 30 years in the making and home to one of Canada’s outstanding BD farmers, cheesemaker and raw milk activist, Michael Schmidt, Glencolton Farms has much to offer individuals wishing to learn about biodynamic farming from a practical and spiritual perspective.

Glencolton Farms offers a wide range of skills which can be tailored to the interests of those who make a minimum one year commitment to the farm. As biodynamic farmers we look to the interests of the farm and the land first and consider ourselves in service to agriculture and healing the land. Our ongoing task of personal development compliments our work and those individuals who join us can participate in our development program which can be as extensive as 3 years. The aims of this program is to give the participants a chance to experience biodynamics through a 3 fold process using the 7 learning process which are connected to our very own life process. Together with the farmers we will journey through the farm and ourselves and see that we are all learning together. The program also includes capacity development in dealing with conflict and communication with each other and the people around us. Please enquire for a more detailed description.

Apprenticeship Positions: We now have 2 year round apprenticeship positions available. One position in the dairy processing and one position in Animal Husbandry. Both positions are open until filled.

Glencolton Farms is a participating mentor farm in the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP). For more details and contact info, please visit the farm's profile in our NABDAP program pages.