LOYC 420: Internship in Sustainability
Interested in food security, and growing your own food year-round using organic methods? The Concordia Greenhouse Project is looking for undergraduate students interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 420 with for the Fall 2018 semester. During this internship, you would learn how to grow greens year long in a greenhouse context, focusing specifically on planting, harvesting, pest control, fertilization, packaging and deliveries. The internship requires 120 hours – to be completed between September 10th, 2018 and December 10th, 2018.
This internship will build students’ experience with small business planning, food security and ecological growing methods.
Experience working with plants an asset. If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Charleen Kotiuga at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, August 29th at 5pm.
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Tittler (email@example.com) for enrollment details.
Note: This internship can be in conjunction with other internship programs (with department approval).
APPLY FOR THE PERMACULTURE & POLICY SESSION with City Farm School!
Apply by August 20th here.
The Permaculture & Policy Session lasts for 3 months and is the third and final component of our City Farm School (CFS) Apprenticeship Program. Beginning September 3rd and ending November 10th, this session focuses on harvest and transformation techniques for medicinal plants and end of year produce, permacultural methods of design, fruit forest landscaping, how to save seed and the science of seeds, how to use gardening and growing as a source of community engagement and what is happening locally and globally in terms of food sovereignty and systems. It takes place in the NDG farm at the Loyola Campus.
This stream requires 60 hours over the course of three months. If you are interested in applying for the full internship program, please go here. You do not have to be a Concordia Student to apply. This internship is open to everyone over the age of 18!
What you can expect to learn from this programme:
fundamental practices of organic vegetable gardening
principles of garden design and collective management
working with local populations and food
an understanding of local food systems, opportunities and challenges
how to design and facilitate workshops
Application link: http://www.cityfarmschool.com/iii-food-sovereignty-session