Persephone Market Garden

FRESH, LOCAL & DELICIOUS

On-farm training and workshops

On-Farm Training

Each year, we offer 1 to 3 training positions, which generally run from May to October. We offer practical on-farm training complemented by detailed crop plans, standard operating procedures and monthly workshops (agroecology, food safety, crop planning, CSA management, business management). Our goal is to give you a foundation of practical skills and knowledge about farming.

Interns are involved in a wide variety of activities: starting seeds, transplanting, direct seeding, weeding, mulching, trellising, pest management, harvest and customer service, as well as managing the sheep flock and grazing. There are weekly garden walks to observe the garden, identify problems and solutions, and plan the week's harvest and work.

We are members of the CRAFT network, so interns will also participate in monthly field trips throughout southwestern Ontario.

Presentations and Consulting

We offer workshops on a variety of food and farming-related subjects, from a local to a global perspective. Get in touch if you would like to set up a workshop for your group.

We are also members of a consulting cooperative, the Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology, which offers workshops on various farm-related topics -- get in touch if you have a topic that you would like to learn about.