Experience Permaculture in a real urban food garden setting.
Have you completed your Permaculture Design Certificate/agriculture/horticulture education? Or are you an experienced conventional gardener wanting to develop your skills?
This hands-on position based in Randburg, is designed to prepare participants to implement or lead permaculture projects. The internship program involves guidance from a Permaculturist, followed by practical applications, to thoroughly cover the techniques of project development and maintenance. The successful candidate will be fully involved in all aspects of urban food garden activities. The goal is to apply the designs and practice the methods that pertain to everyday permaculture farm situations.
During the internship, a design application will be realized in an urban environment, working with a homeowner who has a 30 x 20 food garden. Together we’ll implement an appropriate food system based on both general nutritional needs and the landowner’s preferences. The successful Intern will gain the experience and confidence of implementing their first, real-world consultation and application.
Learning will include soil fertility and waste water, natural soil fertility maintenance, composting systems, nursery systems, food forests, urban gardens, organic pest control, companion planting and succession planting.
Set tasks and routines include: general urban garden maintenance, staff management, planting, harvesting, tools and equipment use, food storage and processing, seed saving and propagation. You must be able to spend a minimum of 6 hours a week in the garden.
Remuneration will take the form of a monthly stipend of R 1500 and you can grow whatever you want to harvest for yourself. If successful, the intern will be offered permanent employment.
Must be a go-getter who is able to work without supervision.
Send your resume and a brief motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org