As a mentor you play an important role in growing our region's sustainable seed sector. The feedback is clear: the best way to learn is by doing! We hope - through this peer learning program - to offer hands-on, personalized, and timely training that will help Atlantic farmers increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of seed they're saving on-farm.
Mentors will be expected to:- have minimum 5 years seed growing experience and an earnest interest in supporting a fellow seed grower- contribute approximately 20 - 30 hours of mentorship time and will be financially compensated for this time. - work with mentees to establish learning goals and communication strategies- participate in a mid season checkin w ACORN Coordinator- complete (minimal) admin, including invoicing, time-keeping, and an end-of-season evaluation
Correspondence with Mentees can be by phone, email, or in person when possible, depending on your mutual preferences. We'll use the information in your application form to assess your application and match you with a suitable Mentee. This program is a managed by ACORN with funding from The Bauta Family Initiative on Seed Security in Canada.