Windflower Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
26285 Walker Rd.
Bend, Oregon, 97701

Primary Contact: Gigi Meyer
Primary Phone:
    Number: 5416783166


Internship information
General Farm Description: 10-acres in Bend, Oregon. We are passionate about growing cut flowers sustainably along with gourmet-quality vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We also have a small horse-boarding operation as well as agri-tourism components; flower harvesting and arranging classes, as well as drawing/painting workshops in the farm and forest landscape. We use only organic and regenerative practices, no chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. Greenhouses, windbreaks and rock walls increase radiant warmth for tender seedlings and extend the productive season. Crop rotation, cover crops, home-grown compost, and the planting of flowers that attract beneficial insects ensure a healthy and vibrant ecosystem. Our markets include our local Farmer's Markets, restaurants, weddings and events.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May 1st - somewhat flexible
Internship Ends: October 31st - somewhat flexible
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: April 15th
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

For an enthusiastic, responsible, hardworking individual, opportunities abound for an intensive, hands-on education in sustainable horticulture and all aspects of regenerative farming and direct marketing. We sell cut flowers to local Farmer’s Markets, weddings and events. Help us maintain our perennial and annual gardens, experiment with exotic greenhouse specialty crops and cut flowers. Learn the art of successful growing in high-desert, cold-climate conditions and gain retail experience by operating our booth at the Saturday Farmers Market.

Educational Opportunities: The diversity and small-scale of our farm promises a full educational journey in many aspects of sustainable farming from seed to market. Activities range from sowing seeds, orchard tree, grape vine, and berry pruning, transplanting, pinching and deadheading, weeding, amending soils, harvesting, flower-arranging and marketing. Quality control is a high priority for us, for our chefs and flower clients, so employees will learn proper harvest stage, packaging and presentation, storage and handling techniques for premium product.

Skills Desired: Some prior experience in vegetable and/or cut flower farming would be great. Retail and/or Horse experience would also be a plus. Must have stellar references.

Meals: We don't provide meals but are happy to share extra veggies and flowers when available

Stipend: Starting wage @ $17/hr. This is a part-time position - 20 hours/week. Pay is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email