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The Apple Farm
18501 Greenwood Rd.
Philo, CA 95466

Contact: Karen Bates, Polly Bates

Phone: [Home] 707-895-2333
[Cell] 707-621-0335



Last Updated: 12-12-2016

General Description: Biodynamic apple orchard, garden, cooking school, agro-tourism, landscaping, animal husbandry, rotational grazing, homestead-scale goat milking and cheese-making.

Internship Starts: 03-01-2017 or later
Internship Ends: 11-20-2017
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: None
Minimum Length of Stay: Ideally all season

Meals: Many staples and garden products available to cook with, some shared meals with staff and family

Skills Desired: Strong, smart, good with hands,willing to learn, positive attitude, ability to process information. It is helpful, but not necessary if you are familiar with basic farm tools and basic plant characteristics. Lots of opportunities for self-motivated learners.

Educational Opportunities: Opportunity to learn biodynamic orchard practices, value added product production, kitchen-garden, small scale animal husbandry (chickens, goats, pigs), agri-tourism, farmers market in San Fransisco.

Stipend: minimum wage for 30 hours per week minimum in early spring to 50 hours per week during fall harvest . Room and board is subtracted from your paycheck amounting to around $450 per month. most people are able to save money during their time here. ( as long as they dont have loans or car payments)

Housing: A small cabin and homemade gypsy wagons in the orchard by the river with simple outdoor kitchen, hot shower, and outhouse. Access to laundry.

Preferred method Of Contact: Email

Internship Details: You must be willing to do anything and everything we do on this small diversified farm and be presentable to the public both on the farm and at the market. It's also helpful if you are enthusiastic about eating all types of food. We have learned that it is very important to us to meet you in person before either of us make a commitment, so preferably you can plan a trip to the farm to meet us and possibily to stay and work for a couple weeks before we decide to move ahead with a full live-work situation.


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