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Wild hare farm
9836 Allison Rd.
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
Contact: Leah Cook, Mark Thomas
Last Updated: 01-28-2019
General Description: We are a successful small cut flower farm located in Northern Orange County. We use organic methods to grow our lovely blooms. Crop production occurs in heated greenhouses, unheated hoop houses and in the field. Our season begins in December and runs through August/ September. We sell weekly at the Carrboro farmer's market, to grocery stores, restaurants and florists. We produce thousands of bulb crops like tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. We cultivate anemones and ranunculus. We have approximately a thousand peony plants that bloom in April and May. Field production includes bachelor buttons through zinnias. The farm is about 35 minutes from Chapel Hill or Durham
Internship Starts: March 2019
Internship Ends: September 2019
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: Until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
Meals: We will provide a basic vegetarian lunch. There will also be flowers to take home.
Skills Desired: We seek mature individuals with strong work ethics. Experience is a bonus, but not necessary. A positive attitude, good people skills, and a commitment to performing work with attention to detail is a must. You need to be enthusiastic about flowers, sustainable agriculture and enjoy physical labor in all kinds of weather. We work hard, but we have fun.
Educational Opportunities: If you are interested in cut flower production, this is an excellent opportunity to work on a small, successful, sustainable farm and learn first hand. You will be involved in all aspects of the farm including but not limited to: seeding and general greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, trellising, harvesting, cover croping, preparing for markets and deliveries. If interested, there will be opportunities to work on small farm projects and learn about welding, carpentry and electrical. Mark and I work closely with our interns and are always available to answer questions about the farm.
Stipend: Employees start at $10/hour. We will discuss scheduling during the interview.
Housing: We are not able to provide housing.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: We are looking for two people to work approximately two-three days a week.
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