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Cedar Springs Farm
Holden, UT 84636
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Last Updated: 04-01-2013
General Description: Cedar Springs is a family owned and operated farm in the heart of Utah. Where Adam and Marie and their 5 kids come together with interns and other families to explore the the art of living and working with the land. Fun, learning, food and animals all come together for an adventure of homesteading permaculture style.
We offer seasonal workshops both free and paid to help the local community learn more about providing their own necessities. We also work to promote local food production and sustainable living.
Join the Cedar Springs family for the 2013 growing season and get first hand experience of life on a permaculture farm. There will be numerous projects covering growing food, animal husbandry, sustainable building, sustainable off grid energy production, and many others. See below for a more complete list.
We are located right off I-15 for easy access, just outside of a small quiet town.
Our farm is a quiet, relaxing place where one can enjoy the simple life, with a breathtaking view and the sound of the running brook. Enjoy cooking by the garden and outdoor kitchen on the rocket stove and/or cob oven or hike/bike to the mountains. And relax in the great outdoors while reading and or meditating.
You can also enjoy some of the nearby attractions of Fishlake National Forest,Meadow hotsprings, several volcanoe's, lava tubes,rock hounding,and more. And in just a few hours drive you can enjoy all the national parks of Zions,Bryce Canyon,Arches, Great basin national park(lehmans cave), and so much more.
Internship Starts: April
Internship Ends: Octopber
Number of Interns: 3
App Deadline: open throughout season
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 month
Meals: Tuition includes food for 3 meals each day. Interns will prepare food together in the outdoor kitchen. As the season progresses we will also be able to pull fresh produce out of the garden. This also includes farm fresh eggs from our free range chickens and raw cow/goat milk. Please let us know if you have any special needs as we will be buying much of the food in bulk on a monthly basis. The nearest grocery store is 10 miles away, along with all the normal accommodations of a small town. A small personal budget is recommended for extras.
Skills Desired: Willing mind, and hard worker. Previous gardening experience is extremely helpful but not absolutely necessary.
If you have taken the Permaculture Design Course or are planning on taking it soon this will be beneficial as we also offer permaculture consulting and design services that interns will be involved in.
We are willing to work with the right individual. So if our program intrigues you, please apply and we can talk about if we are a good fit for each other.
Educational Opportunities: There are numerous projects and experiences planned for the 2013 season. These include:
Permaculture Design and Consulting
Sustainable Building Techniques
Sustainable Energy Creation & Consumption
Rotational Grazing Principles
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants
Mentor Children in Permaculture Principles
Conscious Living Within Community
Housing: You will be camping on the property with the other interns in tents that you provide. If severe weather threatens, emergency shelter is provided in the office/support cabin. There is enough space for 3 people to sleep in sleeping bags around the wood stove for warmth if necessary. There is a composting outhouse and outdoor shower. Come prepared with the mindset and gear to live the simple, relaxing life of a time long ago.
Preferred method Of Contact: email
Internship Details: Interns will be camping on the property where they can be close and connected with the natural world. Our personal experience has shown that this kind of immersion is the best way to learn from nature and observe the complex patterns. Observation is a critical part of setting up successful permaculture processes.
Interns will work 30- 35 hours each week. Mon - Sat 4 - 6 hours a day. Sundays will be a day off to relax, explore, etc.
Daily activities will include garden planting/maintenance/harvesting, feeding all animals, milking of cow and goats, collecting chicken eggs, and the special projects including sustainable building, off grid energy production, earthworks, and others.