The Farm at VYCC
Last Updated On: enero 20th, 2022 at 03:36PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
1949 E Main Street
Richmond, Vermont, 05477
Primary Contact: Susie Walsh Daloz
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ Food and Farm Program is a dynamic youth development, diversified agriculture and food security initiative. We believe in the power that food has to connect us to the land, our community, and each other. We engage young people in organic farming and culinary education on our historic 400-acre campus in Richmond, Vermont where we grow organically certified vegetables and pasture- raised chickens that are distributed to more than 400 families through our nationally recognized Health Care Share project.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March 14, 2022
Internship Ends: October 21, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Minimum Length of Stay: March 14- October 21, 2022
Project Leads play a leadership role in one of the following areas of our Program – Production, Post-Harvest and Sales, Food and Nourishment, the Health Care Share and Community Engagement. They serve on the farm from freezing March mornings, through sweaty July days, until crisp October evenings. They serve out in the fields, in the wash station, in the kitchen, work with volunteers and Health Care Share members and jump in to problem solve the daily challenges of the Food and Farm Program. Project Leads bring their adaptability, commitment, and passion for food & farming to the team. Details on each specific role in the link below.
Educational Opportunities: Americorps Project Leads receive in depth training in the Spring and on-going professional development through out their term of service.
Skills Desired: Some experience in farming, gardening, food preparation, food systems, food security and/or excitement to learn the hands on skills required to do that work!
Meals: In peak season, there is shared lunch prepared from farm ingredients. Otherwise, no. Though Project Leads have access to the delicious, fresh vegetables that they help to grow.
Stipend: Residential members: $438/weekNon-residential members: $528/weekEducation Award: $4,441.00 upon completion of service
Housing: There is potential for on site housing.
Preferred method of Contact: Email