North Circle Seeds
Last Updated On: febrero 27th, 2023 at 12:41PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
26253 485th Street
Vergas, Minnesota, 56587
Primary Contact: Zachary Paige
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: North Circle Seeds is a Certified Organic Vegetable Seed Company committed to creating an ecologically diverse, equitable, and inclusive food system. We do this through an intentional relationship with our seeds and our circle of Midwestern growers, who produce regionally adapted seed using chemical-free, sustainable and organic practices.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: May 1st, 2023
Internship Ends: October 15th, 2023
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: March 15th, 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: At least 6 weeks would be ideal. Longer or Full Season even better.
Looking for someone who is interested to come for a few months between May 1 through October 1 to help harvest seeds, perform germination tests, clean seeds, organize seed stock, and everything else that goes with organic farming including weeding, etc. Plenty of opportunity to pick our brains about Open Pollinated seed production and organic methods of plant breeding, as the main farmer has 10 years experience farming with a Masters in Plant Breeding. We also grow 8k hardneck garlic.
There is also another CSA farm down the road (10 miles away) where you could work two-three days a week here and 2-3 days a week there if interested to fill up your week.
Educational Opportunities: Learn about organic seed production, plant breeding, plant selection, seed cleaning for over 20 vegetable and flower varieties, seed storage, Minnesota State standard germination and purity testing, all about native american maize, OP corn breeding (Purple, orange, red, blue, sweet and pop), fermenting seeds for squash melons and tomatoes, High tunnel, marketing for a small business, weeding, crop planning, and much more!
Skills Desired: Serious applicants only. Ideally has done some farm work and knows that they love it, want to continue their education and want to learn more about local food systems.
Preferred method of Contact: Email