Everdale Organic Farm

Everdale’s Sustainable Farming Certificate

We will have a number of different options available for the 2018 season!

The full program is offered in three parts. You can apply for one, two, or all three parts.



  1. Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture – A four-week on-farm curriculum with field demonstrations and structured learning activities.
  2. Field Training – A four-week practicum period.
  3. Apprenticeship – A twenty four-week paid apprenticeship as a farm assistant at Everdale farm.

Everdale is a mixed organic vegetable farm growing on approx. 7 acres.  We sell mainly through farmers markets and a subscription type program.  Vegetable production is the main focus of the SFC program.  However, in addition to the vegetables, there is a small flock of sheep on site, usually chickens, and sometimes pigs and turkeys.  We also have a very vibrant youth education program on the farm that sees thousands of school aged children visit the property every year.

Are you a future SFC Apprentice?

We are looking for people who are inspired by Everdale’s mission and want to play an active role in that work. The SFC program is about more than simply learning the techniques of farming. It’s an immersion into the world of sustainable agriculture. Apprentices will meet dozens of farmers and local food activists and in doing so become connected to a progressive and optimistic local food community.

Come live and learn on one of Ontario’s oldest organic farms!

For contact information, full program details, application forms, and a sample training schedule go to http://everdale.org/farmertraining/sustainable-farming-certificate/