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Farmer Manager Wanted - Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia

Watershed Farm and Pollination Project

Farmer Manager Wanted
Watershed Farm has been a mixed vegetable and herb farm for 7 years (formerly NSOGA certified organic) and is located 12 minutes from Bridgewater, N.S. on a lovely drumlin hilltop.
The successful applicant will assume farming responsibilities for this upcoming growing season and beyond. Applicants should already have solid hands-on experience in organic farming and be able to work with and instruct WWOOFers and/or apprentices. Interest and experience in Biodynamic and Permaculture methods would be a wonderful addition. As well, applicants will have an interest in and willingness to work with and appreciate the benefits of the educational aspects of the Pollination Project.

The farm includes approximately 250 acres of woods (Forest Stewardship Council certified) as well as a river and lake. Of the eighteen cleared acres on the hilltop, approximately 4 acres have been cultivated for market gardening equipped with a chicken house, small orchard, two large root cellars and a large greenhouse. The remainder of the cleared area is in pasture, with two irrigation ponds and a lower meadow. The farm has a wind generator, solar panels and an
inter-tie with NS Power.
Available for immediate accommodation is a strawbale cabin complete with a full kitchen, washroom and large sleeping loft.

This spring will be the first season the property will be open as an initiative of the Pollination Project, a development and education centre that can accommodate groups and individuals interested in Arts, Ecology, Health and Spirit. A number of workshops are planned for this summer and fall with plans to expand the facility and the number of programs offered each year.

Watershed Farm is situated in an area where the demand for organic produce far outstrips the supply. There are a number of vibrant farmer's markets and considerable interest in a CSA operation. In addition, there will be the opportunity of feeding the workshop participants for events held on the farm itself.
For more information: Camelia Frieberg 902) 624-1979 or camelia@pollinationproject.org