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Contact: Marta Whitlock, Saisha Whitlock
Last Updated: 02-10-2017
Internship Starts: Ongoing
Internship Ends: Ongoing
Number of Interns: 3
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months, ideally a full season or more
Meals: Vegetables and culled fruit are provided.
Skills Desired: A desire to be farmers/agriculturalists.
Educational Opportunities: An opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of a high production farm. Various responsibilities available to expand knowledge in:
JADAM Natural Farming practices, greenhouse management, fruit tree pruning/grafting, vegetable and fruit harvest, transplanting, crop management, irrigation responsibility, worm casting tea, nursery management, green mulch, building projects, food processing, farmers market sales
Stipend: $8 per hour starting; $10 per hour after 1 month if work ethic is proven. For the 1st month, you can work up to 35 hours total.
Housing: All newcomers will spend their first month in the orchard in their own tent. A community kitchen is provided, as well as solar/propane shower, toilet facilities, wifi/charging lounge. Rustic campsites may become available for longer term commitments.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: We offer work-trade opportunities to aspiring farmers; there is a trial period for the first month. 30 hours per week dedicated labor is expected for your work-trade. You are paid $8 per hour to start with, for any hours past that. After a month, work trade will be re-evaluated and hours will be lowered as experience is gained.
Positions may be available at any time. We are looking for people who are serious about farming, who are keen to physical labor, and who can be mindful in a community setting (e.g., no smoking, courteous to all that you live and work with, etc). If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.