Vida Verde Nature Education

Contact information
Farm Address:
3540 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, California, 94074

Primary Contact: Jeff Butterworth
Secondary Contact: Jessica Kahlman

Primary Phone:
    Number: 6507479288

Secondary Phone
    Number: 6507479288



Internship information
General Farm Description: ABOUT THE ORG Vida Verde has a long history of achieving remarkable results through high-quality programs delivered free of charge for 4th-6th grade students. Students interact in the outdoors with their peers and teachers, and they engage in activities meant to nurture positive interpersonal connections, instill a sense of belonging and connection to the natural world, and offer exposure to new and exciting environments and ideas. We are a small, tightly-knit, and exciting organization. Our jobs are the BEST, and so are the people who work here! With equity as a cornerstone of Vida Verde’s mission, our entire staff intentionally and actively engages in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) work. We understand and agree that this work is critical in helping young people access high-quality, culturally relevant and inclusive nature education experiences; experiences that will translate into positive outcomes in their traditional classrooms.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 6/6/22
Internship Ends: 8/21/22
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 monrha

Internship Details:

Position Overview: This is a seasonal, 16-hour/week, part-time, Volunteer-trade for housing position *The term Volunteer-trade is used in order for Vida Verde to ensure your coverage in the case of an on-the-job accident or injury. It’s important to note that we are looking for folks who can commit to the full 16 hours per week over the entire duration of the summer. This position reports to the Farm Team Manager (FTM). The Farm Team includes the Director of Facilities and Capital Projects, FTM, Assistant Farm and Facilities Manager (AFFM), Caretakers, Volunteers, and Contracted Technicians. As the Summer Caretaker, you will work collaboratively with the rest of the farm team to maintain & improve our three sites located in rural San Gregorio, California. This includes a ¼ acre organic garden with annual row crops, small-scale orchard, office buildings,dairy goats, chickens, pastures, animal shelter structures, landscaping, staff homes, and vehicles. You will help work towards Vida Verde’s mission by maintaining functional and beautiful spaces for our educational programs, staff, and community.

Term of Volunteering: Exact Start/End Dates TBD, (Expected term: June 6th 2022-August 21st)

Site: Vida Verde’s farm site is located at 3540 La Honda Road, San Gregorio, CA 94074. This is a 25-acre property nestled along San Gregorio Creek, 1 hour from San Francisco, 45 minutes from Santa Cruz, and 5 minutes from the coast. The nearest town is Half Moon Bay, which is 15 miles away.


Educational Opportunities: NA

Skills Desired: Must Haves: ● Ability to lift 50lbs to chest height ● Ability to squat, stoop, stand and perform repetitive motions for extended periods of time ● Ability to receive and respond to directions, written and spoken, in the English language ● Ability to work weekend shifts on rotating basis with other Caretakers (0.5-1.5hrs/shift) ● Ability to receive and give feedback in a way that demonstrates respect for your peers and supervisors ● Skillful at working both independently and as part of a team ● Enjoy working outdoors ● Positive Attitude, organized, with an attention-to-detail ● Enthusiasm or experience leading and or working with students and volunteers ● Comfort and/or excitement in working with goats/chickens ● Non-Expired CA Driver’s License Bonus Qualifications: Candidates w/ the following skills/experience will be given additional consideration ● Experience successfully growing food or managing a garden ● Animal Husbandry Experience ● Light Carpentry – skill w/ power tools ● Vehicle maintenance experience ● Site Maintenance experience (repairing fencing, pest control, irrigation, animal husbandry, vehicles, farm tools, well systems etc.)

Meals: No

Stipend: No

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: email