ManoRun Organic farm is located in Ancaster (near Hamilton). We are a 40 acre mixed farm including vegetable production, hay, pasture, livestock and grains. ManoRun Organic Farm is primarily a vegetable production farm selling Community Shared Agriculture memberships and at 2 farmers markets. We have a number of opportunities for intern learning including;
- Vegetable growing
- Livestock care
- Food processing
- Marketing and sales
Our farm fertility management program includes; annual fall compost application, green manures, crop rotations and mineral dust applications.
In 2014 the farm planted 2,000 trees on contoured swales as part of its long term goal to recreate an Oak Savannah using permaculture principles.
The farm uses a minimum of tractor tillage and lots of hand weeding. Our human energy approach to agriculture means lots of time with plants and animals.
The farm manages a number of pastures and hay fields. We also commonly grow corn, beans and grain for both animal feed and human consumption.
Interns can choose an area of focus beyond growing vegetables. One day a week is provided for interns for their area of focus which is self led. The farm has developed intern areas of focus that include but not limited to:
- Urban agriculture
- Bread baking
- Restaurant and food preparation
- Farmers markets, marketing and sales.
- Livestock management
On farm living arrangements: We offer on farm housing and food.
Off farm Interns: The farm is minutes from the Hamilton bus route and accessible by bicycle.
Training: The internship program includes;
2 days per month for on farm workshops and off farm tours.
1 day per week for intern farm focus
1 ½ hour per week discussion/field walk.
Stipend: 100.00 per month.
ManoRun Farm is committed to supporting people to grow their own food and to farm.
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