Permaculture Homestead Internship – February/March 2016

Permaculture Homestead Internship – February/March 2016

Tayler     January 5, 2016    Uncategorized

This position has been filled! Check back for more opportunities throughout the season.


Are you looking to gain hands-on experience in the fields of permaculture homesteading & organic gardening?

We may have an opportunity for you.



  • A late winter/early spring garden internship focusing on hardwood propagation, seed starting and garden bed preparation.


  • Next opportunity TBA


  • Deep Cove, North Saanich BC
  • Our 2-acre homestead is shared between 2 families. It is truly a 'stacked polyculture', with multiple generations of edible gardens and gardeners. Some features of the landscape include: dozens of mature fruit-bearing trees and shrubs, hard to find perennial vegetables, a propagation/food crop greenhouse, garden giant mushroom production, cob oven, outdoor garden kitchen and more.


What You Can Expect

  1. a fresh lunch each working day
  2. to learn hands-on skills from experienced organic gardeners and permaculture practitioners
  3. to have fun in a beautiful edible garden setting
  4. to be treated with respect and dignity
  5. to be given adequate 1 on 1 instruction so as to make the experience highly valuable for a budding permaculturalist
  6. to work on your own at times
  7. to be able to start/propagate some of your own plants in our greenhouse (if you wish)

What We Expect

  1. a self starting, eager, fun and passionate intern who will make the most of this opportunity
  2. one day of physical work per week (it is not boot camp, but gardening is a physical endeavour)
  3. adequate outdoor attire (good boots, gloves and rain gear)
  4. participant can get themselves to and from the property (or at least to Sidney, BC via 70X bus) once per week
  5. a strong commitment to fulfilling our expectations

About Your Hosts

Your days in the garden will be hosted by one, or several of us. Click here and here for bios. 

Outdoor Kitchen & Cob Oven
Outdoor kitchen & cob oven.
2-acre homestead.
2-acre homestead.
Art by Heather Goulet surrounds...
Art by Heather Goulet surrounds...

Leave a Reply