Apricot Lane Farms Apprenticeship/Internship

Contact information
Farm Address:
10700 Broadway rd

Moorpark , California , 80833

Primary Contact: Trevor
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    Number: 805-523-4444
    Email: Trevor@apricotlanefarms.com

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Website: http://www.apricotlanefarms.com

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Internship information
General Farm Description: "Apricot Lane Farms is located 40 minutes north of Los Angeles and 30 minutes west of Ventura Beach in Moorpark CA. Our team has been charged with the mission of creating a well balanced ecosystem and rich soils that produce nutrient-dense foods. We grow great tasting nutrient rich food while treating the environment and the animals with respect. Formally the home to the late California Senator Thomas R. Bard, this enchanting property will dazzle your mind and warm your heart. We are looking for those who want to experience what real farm work is like on 214 acres of lush farmland. We have pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea hens, cattle and one brown swiss dairy cow named Maggie. We also care for vegetable gardens and 150 acres of orchard with avocado and lemons. Plus we just planted 22 acres that includes 72 varieties of stone fruit to care for (YIKES!). We ask for a 2 -3 month commitment with longer stays optional if it is a fit. The work could include fence repair, weeding, garden work, running errands, organic grounds keeping, large scale compost and vermiculture management, canning, livestock handling, egg washing/packing and more. Just tell us what you are good at doing! We have a full time traditional foods gourmet chef that will take care of you during most work days. Boarding options are extremely nice and clean. You will be bunking with 1 other wwoofer/apprentice/intern in a room. We can not accept children or pets. Town is NOT walking distance but we can provide occasional rides into downtown Moorpark. We have wireless internet service for your computer. If you are interested in how to run a large scale eco system based farming operation where plants, animals and insects are intertwined and interdependent on each other, or if learning how animals and agriculture benefit one another, then this might be a good fit. We are the largest organic / biodynamic farming operation in both Ventura and Los Angeles county. Come help us grow! "

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Anytime
Internship Ends: Anytime
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: Anytime
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

“HELLO, Welcome to our busy biodynamic & organic farming project! With over 210 acres of orchards, pastures, a massive garden and over 1,000 animals, there is plenty happening here year round. See more pics here:
www.facebook.com/apricotlanefarms

PLEASE NOTE:

This is a very active and dynamic farm. You will be sore and fatigued for the first 3 weeks. Once you get acclimated, you will be more physically fit than you could ever imagine. And the path to get there will have been a meaningful one. Only the passionate need apply. This is an intense 3 month, 6 day per week visitor experience.

OPENINGS:

As of now, we need confident, passionate, peppy, optimistic people (3 months requirement however we will consider shorter stays for those out of country).

The work could include fence repair, weeding, garden work, running errands, organic grounds keeping, large scale compost and vermiculture management, canning, livestock handling, egg washing/packing and more. “


Educational Opportunities: "If you are interested in how to run a large scale eco system based farming operation where plants, animals and insects are intertwined and interdependent on each other, or if learning how animals and agriculture benefit one another, then this might be a good fit. We are the largest organic / biodynamic farming operation in both Ventura and Los Angeles county."

Skills Desired: Good attitude and passion for food and farming!

Meals: We have a full time traditional foods gourmet chef that will take care of you during most work days. All food is provided for.

Stipend: $30 a week

Housing: Boarding options are extremely nice and clean in a separate duplex on farm. You will be bunking with 1 other wwoofer/apprentice/intern in a room. We can not accept children or pets. We have WiFi.

Preferred method of Contact: email