Windflower Farm


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

Primary Contact: Gigi Meyer
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 5416783166
    Email: gigimeyer@me.com

Website: http://www.windflowerfarmbend.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: 20-acres in Bend, Oregon. We are passionate about growing cut flowers sustainably along with gourmet-quality vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We raise dairy goats, laying hens, and pigs on pasture, maintaining the highest animal welfare standards. We also have small horse-boarding operation as well as agri-tourism components; goat hikes, flower arranging classes, and drawing workshops in the farm and forest landscape. We use only organic and sustainable 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 local Farmer's Markets, restaurants, and event and wedding clients.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April 1st - somewhat flexible
Internship Ends: October 31st - somewhat flexible
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: February 15
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. A young tenant farmer is also growing prime vegetables for chefs and markets on the property. We offer agri-tourism events – goat hikes, flower arranging workshops, etc. 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. Animal lovers will gain knowledge of horse, poultry, and goat husbandry.


Educational Opportunities: The diversity and small-scale of our farm promises a full educational journey in many aspects of sustainable farming and conscientious animal husbandry from soil to market. Activities range from sowing seeds, orchard tree and berry pruning, transplanting, weeding, amending soils, harvesting, flower-arranging. 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. We have honey bees and pollinator/beneficial insect havens. We also take goat hikes in the forest!

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

Meals: Interns are responsible for their own meals.

Stipend: Starting wage @ $16/hr. 24-32 hours/week.

Housing: Living facilities are clean, furnished, heated, and include a separate bedroom with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities with 2 female crew members in a large 3 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse with Living Room, Kitchen, shady yard, laundry and covered front porch. Applicants must have their own transportation. Central Oregon is renowned for mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts and all manner of outdoor recreation and has a thriving farm and food community. Monthly rent is $645. Electric, Sewage, Irrigation of yard are included the rent. Housemates split Wifi and garbage service.

Preferred method of Contact: email