Pearlstone Center – Farm Intern 2023 Season


Contact information
Farm Address:
5425 Mt. Gilead Rd
REISTERSTOWN, Maryland, 21136

Primary Contact: Lindsay Crisler
Secondary Contact: Greg Strella

Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 14433071053
    Email: lcrisler@pearlstonecenter.org

Secondary Phone
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 7173503730
    Email: gstrella@pearlstonecenter.org

    Email: gstrella@pearlstonecenter.org

Website: https://www.pearlstonecenter.org/

Internship information
General Farm Description: A ten acre plus farm on 180 acre campus of Pearlstone Retreat and Conference Center in Reisterstown, Maryland. The farm produces organic produce and fruit for our farm-to-table kitchen and retreats, donation and a public CSA. Our team does all things related to organic production along with land management for the larger campus.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 3/1/23
Internship Ends: 10/31/23
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 6

Internship Details:

Pearlstone Center is hiring a Farm Intern to join our team.  Pearlstone Center’s retreats, educational programs, and farm engage more than 20,000 people each year including individuals, families, and Jewish, faith based, and secular organizations.

From March 1st until November 1st, the Farm Intern will be responsible for tending our certified organic kitchen gardens, high tunnels, educational gardens, animal pastures, and U-Pick strawberries.  This is a key position on a small and highly effective agriculture and land stewardship team.  Together, we have 40 years of experience in organic agriculture and farm-based education.   

This is a great opportunity for those at the beginning of their farming journey to experience full time farming and learn by doing on a four-season production farm.  

The Farm Intern will be paid a monthly stipend of $1000. Onsite housing is limited, but applicants can expect a furnished three-season outdoor tent with shared kitchen and bathroom. Food will be provided, including plenty of fresh vegetables from the farm. Farm Intern will also receive free attendance at our Permaculture Design Course with certification on completion.  

Candidates will have worked or volunteered at a farm and be eager to complete a full season of production. Applicants knowledgeable in growing basics, four season production, organic and sustainable agricultural practices preferred.  

Those familiar with the work of Pearlstone Center will recognize the value of this opportunity. If you are just becoming familiar, you should know that the farm lives on a beautiful 180-acre campus just 20 miles from the cultural center Baltimore City. Our professional staff is diverse, talented, and really enjoys working together.

For interested candidates and questions, please email resumes to Lindsay at lcrisler@pearlstonecenter.org 


Educational Opportunities: Yes, attendance and certification upon completion at permaculture design course as part of program.

Skills Desired: Introductory experience in farming and working outdoors or with a team

Meals: Yes, food from the farm along with kitchen staples provided.

Stipend: Yes

Housing: No. Three season furnished tent on platforms are only available housing once weather permits.

Preferred method of Contact: email