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YA Apprenticeship - Farm One Forty

ABOUT FARM ONE FORTY Farm One Forty is located near Vanscoy, Saskatchewan within Treaty 6 Territory. // Arlie Laroche and her husband, Brett grew up on conventional farms, where they gained extensive knowledge about farming. As young adults they began learning about regenerative agriculture and permaculture and wanted to implement those aspects into their own farm. Their goal is health and diversity in soils, animals and humans. // They raise pastured pork, grass fed beef and lamb (and some years chickens) as well as garden veggies, some fruits, and honey bees. They do planned grazing with their sheep and cows together in summer and in the winter they bale graze. The pigs are in a pasture rotation system as well. In the veggie gardens they have hugelkulture beds and wicking beds and harvest rainwater. They use mulched paths and compost. There is some grain production as well andthey practice no-till, cover cropping and cocktail mix plantings. // Another goal at Farm One Forty is to help reconnect urban people to where their food comes from and give them a connection to a working farm. To achieve this, the farm regularly hosts public farm tours, sleigh rides, kids farm camp, and fully catered on-farm meals in partnership with their Saskatoon restaurant, Odla. // About the apprenticeship: // The participant is to assist with a wide variety of livestock and vegetable production tasks. These include animal care tasks like feeding, watering, cleaning shelters, moving portable fencing and loading/sorting animals. As well as gardening tasks like soil preparation, planting, harvesting and processing vegetables. The applicant will also assist with infrastructure projects like setting up irrigation, compost systems, and other small construction projects. There will be opportunities to meet and interact with customers at various events on the farm and in the farmer owned restaurant including farm tours, volunteer days, and “meet your farmer” events. There will also be opportunities to help out with the kids camps. // As part of the apprenticeship, you will meet with other apprentices across Saskatchewan who are part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program. Field days, learning opportunities and potlucks will be planned with this group at each host’s farm. Arlie and Brett have two children (ages 9 and 11), Brett works full time in the city as a civil engineer. Arlie has farmed full time since about 2013.

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Box 530 3J0
Vanscoy, SK, S0L 3J0

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