Food and Labour

Workshop on Ecological Farm Internships: Models, Experiences and Justice

October 13, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm

Father Madden Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Register by September 20 at http://goo.gl/forms/92Y1cwiRccOy9FAx2.

Over the past decade, growing numbers of interns, apprentices and volunteers have been working on ecological farms across North America and Europe.  Increasingly, farmers are looking to young people seeking hands-on farm experiences as a way to train the next generation of ecological producers and meet the labour demands of their operations.  Interns often exchange their labour for room and board, a stipend and importantly, training in agro-ecological and/or organic production methods.  This is a relatively new and potentially defining trend within the ecological farming sector with considerable significance for farm operators, interns and the broader food movement.

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