If you are a student interested in community development, environment, sustainability, activism or agriculture and looking to gain experience with a grass-roots organization, Harvest Moon may have a place for you.
Whether you’re looking for an internship as part of a co-op program as part of your studies, or seeking out an internship independently, getting experience with a non-profit organization can be invaluable. Skills-sharing is an integral component to the Harvest Moon approach to education, whether you’re hoping to gain experience in non-profit management, event planning, graphic design, workshop facilitation, volunteer management, gardening, video editing …or anything else!
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Sustainable Agriculture Incubation Program
The Sustainable Agriculture Incubation Program represents an initiative which seeks to support new and young farmers interested in starting their own farm enterprise employing sustainable agricultural practices. As the name suggests, this program is intended to act as an incubator for the next generation of family farmers.
The first phase of this initiative is the current Greenhouse Internship opportunity, which aims to provide a learning space and expertise for individuals or families interested in developing a local greenhouse enterprise.
An integral component to the Program is knowledge-sharing. The intern will pass on his/her learning by mentoring the next season’s intern(s) as well as pass on the seeds, business plans, and additional knowledge to the incoming intern. In future years, additional farm enterprise incubation programs will be developed to around the following enterprises:
- Alternative livestock production
- Market gardening
- Alternative crop production
- Vermiculture enterprise
Youth Eco Internships
During the summer of 2010, the Harvest Moon Society employed two student interns with the support of the Youth Eco Internship program. Combined, the two interns kept busy working on the yard site at the HMS Learning Centre, preparing for the Harvest Moon Festival, planning the New Moon Kids Camp and the fall’s Eco-Challenge, and moving forward with the curriculum project with the Prairie Spirit School Division.
“WWOOFing” with HMS
There is a possibility that the Harvest Moon Society may one day register to host interns on World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF). As a host, HMS would receive interns from around the world for varying periods of time.
WWOOF interns would learn about organic growing and producing and other sustainable living practices and meet people, while the host gains an extra pair of hands for the duration of the internship. WWOOFing has also become a cultural exchange, besides being a helping exchange. Interns would help out on farms in the area or at the HMS Learning Centre in exchange for accommodations, meals and a very interesting experience.
If you are interested in hosting an intern, or supporting WWOOFers at the HMS Learning Centre, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org