Incubator Farm intern

Contact information
Farm Address:
4646 Patterson School Drive
Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645

Primary Contact: Kitty G Rosati
Secondary Contact: Christine Best

Primary Phone:
    Number: 9199711348

Secondary Phone
    Number: 7199640062



Internship information
General Farm Description: The Patterson School Incubator Farm (PSIF) is an incubator farm program that provides affordable land, equipment, living space, and training to start-up level sustainable agribusinesses. PSIF owns and leases two greenhouses, high tunnels, tractors, biochar kilns, and ample arable land on our 1400 acre campus. As an educational non-profit, we also host on-site workshops and seminars centered around sustainable-agriculture and food-system related topics- which are free to our incubator farmers.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 09/30/23
Internship Ends: 05/31/24
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: n/a
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Internship Details:

Patterson School Incubator Farm (PSIF) interns will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from a variety of sustainable farm businesses. PSIF currently hosts a poultry producer, lavender grower, herbalist, hemp producer, and market gardener- and we are always looking to expand. Interns will provide assistance to PSIF staff in building and maintaining shared equipment and infrastructure, producing biochar, growing crops in unused plots and greenhouse space, and preparing for on-site educational events.

Compensation will be based on experience and desire to live on campus. Patterson can provide interested interns with dorm space (complete with a full kitchen and heated showers) and ample camping space. Pets welcome!

Come grow with us!

Educational Opportunities: On-site workshops led by local food system experts, training from farm manager and successful incubator farmers

Skills Desired: Organic agriculture background preferred, but not required

Meals: Food and kitchen space available

Stipend: Yes

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: Phone