Contact informationFarm Address:
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids , Michigan , 3864
Primary Contact: Aaron Snippe
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "The Blandford Farm uses close to 3 acres for vegetable production for a CSA and farmer's market. We also have a greenhouse that we grow starts for market and the farm as well as produce during the winter and spring. We grow a diverse variety of over 40 types of vegetables and herbs. We also have goats that we use for education. We just planted 50 fruit trees and look to develop more permacultural practices as we grow. <br /><br /> Blandford Nature Center, where the farm is located, focuses on educating our community about nature and uses the farm to teach about food. Education programs at the farm include summer camps, school field trips, and community classes during the year. We hope to continue to grow our educational programming as the farm grows as well. <br /><br /> Although we are not certified organic, we use organic principals in every aspect of the farm. We believe organic practices improve the health of the soil, leading to healthier plants and nutrient-dense produce. <br /><br /> To apply for the position please email your resume and a cover letter to the above email address. "
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 5/1/2016
Internship Ends: 29-Oct-16
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Until position is filled
Minimum Length of Stay: Ideally the entire time listed
“Employees will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of vegetable production. Employees will also be responsible for managing our market stall each week. Jobs on the farm will include seeding, transplanting, weed control, harvesting, preparing vegetables for distribution, field maintenance, greenhouse production, animal care, and other odds and ends. “
Educational Opportunities: "Farm assistants will learn the basics of organic vegetable production. Gaining information pertaining to production techniques, soil management, pest control, and other aspects of organic farming. "
Skills Desired: "An ideal candidate would be interested in farming and agriculture production, hard working, willing to work in all weather conditions (rain, cold, and heat), able to communicate well, easy going, able to work alone or with others, and dependable. Farm experience is helpful, but not required. <br /><br /> Also must have customer service experience and good social skills. "
Meals: "Meals are not provided, however, we do try eat together. "
Stipend: 40 hours a week at $8.50/hr
Housing: No on farm housing available
Preferred method of Contact: Email is preferred.