West County Community Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
1720 Cooper Rd.
Sebastopol, California, 95472

Primary Contact: David Plescia
Primary Phone:
    Number: 408-507-4410
    Email: westcountycommunityfarm@gmail.com

Website: https://www.westcountycommunityfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: West County Community Farm (formerly Green Valley Community Farm) is a community-supported farm on the Laguna de Santa Rosa minutes from downtown Sebastopol, CA. We grow 5 acres of 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, culinary herbs, berries and specialty crops for our 150 household Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSA members enjoy free choice harvest selection, abundant u-pick crops, a buzzing flower and herb garden, and an open invitation to visit the fields, participate on the farm, and build a relationship to the land, plants, people, and natural processes that provide their tables. We use regenerative practices to steward our fields and gardens. Horticulturally, our farm is highly diverse so tasks are varied. We seek to foster a fun, supportive, hard-working environment with lots of conversation, laughter, and camaraderie. For more info visit www.westcountycommunityfarm.com

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: March 1, 2022
Internship Ends: Dec 15, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2022
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months

Internship Details:

Field crew members are the heart-and-soul of the farm and the labor force that helps us plant, cultivate, and harvest all of the food, flowers, and herbs we offer. Spring crew tasks entail prepping and establishing our u-pick garden and vegetable fields — spreading compost and amendments, big greenhouse seedings and plant-outs, and prepping the site for CSA members. June through October is a consists of 3-4 days of harvest as well as washing, packing, weeding, flipping beds, and transplanting. September through December we harvest for the weekly share and turn to the big harvests (storage onions, carrots, potatoes, heirloom grain corn, winter squash), as well as the establishment of next year’s strawberries, garlic, and cover crop. Field crew members will also have the opportunity to oversee a CSA harvest pick-up day which consists of washing and stocking produce and chatting with CSA members. This is a great position for someone interested in learning the ins-and-outs of small scale organic farming in a highly diverse crop plan.

Educational Opportunities: This is not an educational internship. Learning on the job.

Skills Desired: • Ideal applicant will have production farm or garden experience or have experience in other demanding physical trades
 • Grit, grace, and guffaws! The ability to maintain a positive attitude and stay focused over a long physical day in all weather conditions
 • The ability to take instruction, to work to improve efficiency, and to work while conversing
 • Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, squat, kneel for long hours
 • Ability to represent the farm and interact with CSA members, kiddos, and volunteers!

Meals: No

Stipend: • Full-time 35-45 hours a week 
 • Seasonal: March - December
 • $15+ / hr DOE

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email