Spring Creek Farm – Alaska Pacific University
Last Updated On: enero 10th, 2022 at 09:31AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
6404 N. Lossing Rd.
Palmer, Alaska, 99645
Primary Contact: Ben Swimm
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: 2022 FARM INTERNSHIP Spring Creek Farm, located on Alaska Pacific University’s Kellogg Campus, is an educational farm located in Palmer, AK. We grow 2 acres of vegetables to support a CSA, farmers market, dining services and various educational programs involving APU students and the wider community.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 5/1/2022
Internship Ends: 10/15/2022
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: 4/1/2022
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
Interns will work full-time and participate fully in all aspects of organic-practice vegetable production, from seed to market. This includes weeding, watering, seeding, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and customer service related to CSA distribution and our weekly Farmer’s Market. Internships are available from May 1st through October 15, 2022. We are hiring full and partial-season interns, with preference given to those who can work the entire period.
The goal of this internship is to offer an educational opportunity to those interested in gaining a season’s worth of experience on a small, organically run farm. Opportunities to engage in on-site farm tours, and student- and grant-funded research projects housed on the farm are additionally available. Please note this position may require working hours during evenings and weekends due to the nature of agricultural work.
Educational Opportunities: Informal educational opportunities are woven throughout the internship experience.
Skills Desired: Qualifications: Ability to work 40 hours/week in all conditions. Farm work primarily takes place outdoors in all weather conditions. Physical ability to lift 50 lbs. and participate in a physically demanding tasks that require bending, standing, kneeling and lifting for long periods of the day. Interest in agriculture, sustainable food production, or food systems preferred Willingness to accept feedback, work quickly, learn by doing, and participate in a collaborative, fast-paced work environment. Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and good communication skills. Must by 18 years or older.
Meals: No meals are provided, but interns have access to fresh vegetables from the farm equal to a full CSA share.
Housing: Simple housing is provided on the farm with shared kitchen and bathroom access.
Preferred method of Contact: Email