North Wind Organic Farm
Last Updated On: enero 31st, 2023 at 02:45PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
86760 Valley Road
Bayfield, Wisconsin, 54814
Primary Contact: Ann Rosenquist/ Tom Galazen
Secondary Contact: Tom Galazen
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: North Wind Organic Farm is nestled in a mostly forested and hilly region of far northern Wisconsin, about 3 miles from Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The farm emphasizes solar and wind energy, ecological decision making, self-reliance and beyond organic production of fruits and vegetables. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and an assortment of tree fruits provide the foundation for harvest from the summer solstice through freeze up. All crops are marketed locally through co-ops, farmers markets, a CSA, restaurants, and to farm visitors.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: May/June
Internship Ends: Variable
Number of Internship Available: variable
Application Deadline: April 15 or by chance
Minimum Length of Stay: A month
The farm has conducted a summer intern program since 1991 and has hosted numerous WWOOFers and volunteers who exchange help for experience, information, shared meals, and either sleeping accommodations in a cabin or a place to pitch their tent. Work activities include harvesting, mulching, pruning, weeding, planting, and maintenance. Call, write or e-mail to make arrangements. Please be clear about planned arrival time and likely desired length of stay. If your plans change, notify us ASAP so we don’t have to turn away others in your absence.
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Educational Opportunities: We use alternative energy for all of our electricity and for a variety of other farm uses. Permaculture practices are utilized where applicable. Self reliance and homestead innovation are an integral part of our operation, plus we incorporate some primitive and survival skills if there is interest. Work here provides an honest insight of the joys and demands of a working organic farm on a sustainable scale. We strive to aid and encourage participants to create their own farming futures.
Skills Desired: Willingness to work, enthusiasm, good listening and communication skills required. Please notify us of any health problems that may impact your participation. Heavy dopers and those with significant psychological problems that we are not trained to deal with need not apply.
Meals: Most meals are provided, except for several evenings per week. We cook a wholesome and acclaimed almost totally organic cuisine using as much of our organic produce as possible, while supplementing with basic organic grains, wild edibles, and humanely raised/wild meat, all on a wood cook stove.
Stipend: The intern program is essentially an exchange of labor and support for room, board, and the wide, blue sky opportunities of learning and experience. A small stipend to help with expenses is available for those who stay longer than a month.
Housing: Separate intern cabin with small solar system, no running water, outhouse, and wood stove. Solar showers or a local fitness facility, 3 miles away, offer viable options. Tenting is another option. The area, though hilly, is biker friendly.
Preferred method of Contact: email