Contact informationFarm Address:
Los Gatos , California , 49770
Primary Contact: Dionne Dettmer
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Delphi Agrarian Arts Foundation offers the experience of learning aspects of biodynamic, permaculture, and organic gardening methods in a designed setting. Our focus is small-scale production for growing fresh food year round. We welcome all applicants with an interest in sustainable gardening, regardless of academic pursuit. Our goal is to support theoretical instruction and research with opportunities for direct experience, training, and group discussion.<br /><br /> Delphi is a private ten acre estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains surrounded by redwoods. Nearly all of the acreage is under management and includes ornamental and formal gardens featuring native plants and trees, as well as species from different parts of the world. Roughly half of the property is devoted to food production including mixed vegetables, legumes and grains, an extensive fruit orchard with numerous varieties, nut trees and a small vineyard. Only organic methods are used with animal manures supplied by the estate?s horses and chickens. "
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 6/28/2016
Internship Ends: 9/16/2016
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 5/20/2016
Minimum Length of Stay: 12 Weeks
“Interns will participate seasonally in soil development, irrigation, plant propagation, planting, disease, pest, and weed management, and food harvesting/processing/preservation. Interns will work closely with the Garden Manager in all aspects of gardening responsibilities. Note that the intern must carry his/her own basic health care coverage. After all applications have been received and reviewed, Delphi Agrarian Arts Foundation will invite a limited number of candidates to participate in one-day on-site””working interviews." These interviews are designed to give the Garden Manager and the applicant an idea of whether the internship position will be a good fit. Final decisions on internships will be made around 6 weeks before the start of the internship period.<br /><br />
Educational Opportunities: "Although education will primarily be hands on, there will be opportunities to participate in weekly discussions led or organized by our Garden Manager. We hope to participate in, and host, Santa Cruz CRAFT Network events, as well."
Skills Desired: "We are seeking applicants who are self-motivated, hard working, creative, eager to learn, good communicators, and in good physical condition (also able to lift 50 pounds). Previous experience in farm/horticultural work is helpful but certainly not required. We welcome anyone with an interest in pursuing farming, gardening, or sustainable food systems as a livelihood or career, and a willingness to work full days in all weather, to apply. "
Meals: Please bring your own lunch.
Stipend: $12/hour. Please note that work days are TUES/THURS/FRI only from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Housing: "Not provided. Preference given to applicants living within 30 miles of Los Gatos, California."
Preferred method of Contact: Email