Wishbone Heritage Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
1070 W Raysor St
Saint George, South Carolina, 29477

Primary Contact: David Gravelin
Primary Phone:
    Number: 8432912610
    Email: david@wishbonefarms.com

Website: https://www.wishbonefarms.com/jobs

Website: https://www.wishbonefarms.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Wishbone Heritage Farms helps people rebuild a relationship with their food, where it comes from, how it is grown or raised, and how best to prepare it. We are looking to establish a direct relationship between the community and the land by using biodynamic, sustainable, and regenerative methods and being fully transparent. At Wishbone, we create enjoyable, healthy, fun, sustainable food and share it with love in the Charleston and Summerville communities. Our farm plan is built on an intensive grazing system which begins by systematically spreading cover and forage crop seed in advance of systematic animal rotations. These plants, legumes, and grasses recondition and improve the soil while giving our animals high density nutrition as they are rotated around pasture. As the animals proceed, they cut back the forage, sequestering carbon, and leaving organic material in the form of roots under the surface and fertilizer in the form of their manure above it. This brings the cycle back to its beginning to be reseeded and the process begins again. Utilizing this method we are able to produce over 50,000 lbs of healthy proteins each year on just 13 acres while improving our land, the environment, and feeding the community.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 9/1/2023 or ASAP
Internship Ends: 8/31/2024 with continuation or advancement opportunities available
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

Wishbone Heritage Farms is offering a paid internship/farm hand position to share responsibility for pasture rotation, animal care, egg processing, and sustainable land management. Livestock experience is preferred and no experience is necessary with evidence of passion for farming, livestock, local food, and/or sustainable food production. The best candidate will be willing to commit to hard work despite challenges and be thirsty to learn from experienced farmers. The best candidate will have long term goals that this position moves them toward. Compensation includes fair pay, knowledge and skills that have taken years to accumulate, a healthy working environment with individuals focused on self-improvement, and significant discounts on products. Advancement opportunities will be available. Room and board is available for the right candidate. To be considered you must apply at www.wishbonefarms.com/jobs.

This Position Requires:

– Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs (Feed bags)
– Ability to carry 25 lbs over distance (Egg baskets)
– Ability to stand for an extended time
– Comfort around animals
– Working outside in bad weather
– Willingness to get dirty to complete a job
– Working well as part of a team and by yourself
– Reliable and consistent transportation
– Responsibility
– Punctuality

Educational Opportunities: Several local opportunities including a sustainable agriculture certificate program with scholarships available.

Skills Desired: Not required, see website for full description

Meals: No

Stipend: This is a paid position

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: email