Good Hope Equestrian & Regenerative Farm, Inc.
Last Updated On: agosto 4th, 2021 at 03:27PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
1108 Wild Turkey Run
Halifax, Virginia, 24558
Primary Contact: Margaret Bass, Ph.D.
Secondary Contact: Murray Bass
Number: 305 297-4729
Number: 786 390-0452
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The mission of Good Hope is to provide quality equine assisted and regenerative farming practices to children, youth, and adults with and without disabilities to enhance their independence, personal potential, and quality of life. Using the horse as its tool and its 270-acre facility as its classroom, Good Hope is committed to developing quality equine and regenerative farming program services to meet the educational, vocational, recreational, and rehabilitative needs of the community. The goal of each program is to build upon the unique gifts of each individual, enabling them to successfully improve their body, mind, and spirit through the healing powers of the horse and the knowledge and application of healthy living through regenerative farming practices.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 9/1/2021
Internship Ends: open
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: open
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
GHETC is expanding its mission to include” preserve the environment by partnering with families to improve or instill healthy living practices through sustainable organic farming.” Through educational seminars and onsite hands on training we are hope to educate and promote sustainable alternatives to the current slash-and-burn agriculture practices, which are damaging the soil and having negative effects on the environment. Through our multi-faceted programs, our interns will receive educational training about the rhizophagy cycle and how multi-grazing species and pasture rotation can help save our planet. The interns will work side by side with the staff members to work with a variety of organic foods (ie: blueberries, mushrooms, potatoes, ..etc), as well as with our multi-grazing species (ie: cows, chickens, horses, & goats) to learn and develop the skills needed to successfully enrich the soil through these restorative farming practices.
Educational Opportunities: Our intention is to help individuals who want hands on farming experience to gain knowledge and learn about resources to begin their future farming career. The GHERF regenerative farming educational sessions will provide the students a practical experience on a working farm under the guidance of an educated farmer who practices sustainable, regenerative farming.
Skills Desired: The intern must be hard working and be prepared to get their hands dirty. We will provide them the skills to work on the farm, which will include the use of farm equipment (tractor, ...etc).
Meals: not applicable
Stipend: not applicable
Housing: Yes, we provide housing opportunities during the internship period.
Preferred method of Contact: cell phone (text or call)