Groundswell Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
507 Fair ave

santa cruz , California ,

Primary Contact: james cook
Secondary Contact:

Primary Phone:

    Number: 415-613-6975

Secondary Phone





Internship information
General Farm Description: "Groundswell Farm is a production based urban organic farm. We cultivate 4 urban plots in santa cruz, from the upper westside to live oak. We will be cultivating 6+ acres next season and sell at 5 farmers markets throughout the bay area. We specialize in dry farm and cherry tomatoes, hot and sweet specialty peppers, beans, onions, winter squash and some seasonal greens. Living in santa cruz and working on a small farm is a worthy experience. We have a very solid production manager, hire seasonal labor for what seems like endless harvesting, and have a fantastic market crew of 2-3. Our labor situation is constantly evolving along with our farm, finding a solid assistant/protege for our production manager is our objective. Amount of hours, compensation, specific responsibilities are TBD based upon applicants skill set and motivation. Minimum 20 hours a week. The work is often repetitive and difficult, farming is not gardening. We have been growing these crops for 9 years and have a pretty dialed system, that being said farming is an ongoing experiment and we are always learning and experimenting! Groundswell Farm is a rather unique opportunity, farming and being surrounded by beautiful Santa Cruz "

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/1/2017
Internship Ends: 11/20/2017
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 12/15/2016
Minimum Length of Stay: whole season

Internship Details:

“Intern/Employee will be working alongside our production manager Andy and learning the ropes of production. Planting, weeding, irrigation, occasional spraying, staking and trellising, then the harvest begins. Tractor work is done primarily by Andy but we all need a turn occasionally! Schedule is rather flexible in the spring then gets pretty locked in when the rhythm of the season develops. Normal hours 8-4ish. Probably 20 hours a week or so. Surf breaks when convenient “

Educational Opportunities: learn how to grow food in an efficient manner

Skills Desired: "This individual must have a positive attitude and be ready to work hard without whining. We encourage thinking, asking questions, and working smart. No farming experience is needed, the ability to pay attention to details, listen, and execute are paramount."

Meals: bring a lunch

Stipend: $10-$13/hr

Housing: none unfortuantely

Preferred method of Contact: email