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The Lord's Acre
26 Joe Jenkins Road
Fairview, NC 28730
Contact: Ali Stone, Janice Brewer
Last Updated: 01-21-2019
General Description: Nonprofit mini-farm growing 9 - 12 tons of fresh, organic produce that is all given away for donation. Located fifteen minutes south of Asheville in a small community, our goal is to build community as a way of eliminating hunger, using the garden and its produce as a vehicle. We have 1 acre under cultivation with six acres to expand into. As an educational garden, we model everything from hand-dug beds to BCS tiller beds to tractor beds and have a section that demonstrates methods such as lasagna, hugelkulture, square foot, container and others. We distribute at 5 locations including our local pantry via an outdoor market tent and at a Share-the-Harvest market via a produce stand. We think deeply about our work and are always looking for ways to do things better. We also partner with many organizations in the area. Several years ago we started a network of gardens that give away food where we work together to create best practices, share resources and mentor each other.
Internship Starts: 04-01-2019
Internship Ends: 10-31-2019
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: 03-15-2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 months
Meals: All garden-grown food is available to interns and we provide some staple foods such a grains or beans. We also have chickens for the interns to take care of and collect eggs from.
Skills Desired: Skills: gardening skills a plus but mainly we are looking for people who are reliable, hardworking, good communicators, get along well with others, who are eager to learn and ask questions, who are team players and who are positive.
Educational Opportunities: In addition to daily experiential learning, there is a 12-week academic component as well as an emphasis on learning to daily assess what needs to be done and then prioritize those tasks. Our interns become members of CRAFT, take field trips, are involved in community education, and will create and implement one 'project' during their stay.
Stipend: $400 / month
Housing: Each intern has a private 12 X 12 bunkhouse house with loft (uninsulated) and an old RV for kitchen, toilet, shower and public space.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: Nonprofit, organic food-security donation garden / farm in Fairview, NC looking for 2019 interns. Live on site, 35 hours / week. Benefits include: $400/month stipend, organic produce, hands on and academic education, great community. We dig beds by hand and occasionally use a tiller and a tractor. We're looking for folks who are self-motivated, interested in food security work, enjoy people, good communicators, reliable, and who want to make the most of this opportunity.
This is our tenth year growing food and building community here in WNC. Write us for more details and an application at email@example.com and check out our work and our philosophy here www.thelordsacre.org.