Native Suns Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
PO Box 234

Hoopa , California , 12404

Primary Contact: Joseph Marshall
Secondary Contact: Arthur Warren

Primary Phone:

    Number: 707-834-2868

Secondary Phone

    Number: 805-586-5933




Internship information
General Farm Description: "Our farm is nestled along the beautiful Trinity River in the fertile Hoopa Valley, current and ancestral home to the Hupa people known as Na:tinixwe. We are an extended family in the process of creating our social community, food systems, and capacity to be a model of a small organic farmstead that can serve as an inspiration to the global family. We are striving for integrated sustainability, interdependence, local food security, and compassionate spirituality. We also host educational groups in the summer on occasion and help with an education/leadership program for local tribal youth. We are inviting hardworking, fun loving, easy going, and open minded people to help move our visions forward. Accomplishing our goals is not always easy or graceful, especially with young kids, and we seek people who can be comfortable with those challenges. It is also important that people can be equally comfortable working independently or with others, and able to follow detailed directions without repeat instructions. Quality always comes first! "

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: 15-Mar
Internship Ends: 15-Nov
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 month

Internship Details:

“Farm work revolves around our vegetable and berry gardens (~ 2 acres plus another acre of commercial market farm), fruit trees, medicinal and culinary herb beds, bees, and pasture, and can include tasks such as planting, watering, weeding, mowing, mulching, fertilizing, composting, brushing, firewood, fencing, harvesting, and preserving. We also have a couple of horses. Farm work is not always glamorous and can be repetitive but it is rewarding. Experience is always a bonus but not required; however, it?s important to be able to follow directions, work hard and efficiently, while paying attention to details. We provide room and board and a learning environment in exchange for 5 hours of solid work per day (5 days a week with flexibility as needed).
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Length of stay is negotiable, but a week minimum to four weeks maximum is preferred with seasonal openings (most busy in May/June and Sept/Oct). We reserve the right to require anyone disruptive to leave immediately. For the right person with the right skills and experience, there is the possibility of a longer as an internship (season long) after a trail period. Supervised kids are sometimes OK depending on details (we have a gaggle of part-time kids ranging in age from 5 up, plus a few dogs and cats but prefer not to have additional pets). We speak English only but love cultural diversity. Email or call to discuss details and make arrangements. Please be ready to provide a work/character reference. PEACE”

Educational Opportunities: "Our farm has excellent river access for swimming, walking, boating, and fishing with alpine wilderness trailheads within a one hour drive. As whitewater enthusiasts we like to reward good workers with the occasional river rafting trip. "

Skills Desired: We always welcome anyone with prior experience and expertise in doing construction and building. We have clay-straw building project finishing up and need help with various other projects depending on skill level.

Meals: We provide wholesome ingredients and farm produce to make your own meals with. Our family?s meals are centered around whole foods but we do eat salmon from our local river. Most meals are do it yourself with ingredients provided but we like to provide communal dinners some of the time.

Stipend: $300

Housing: "For accommodation we always have ample tent space, but when open, can offer a cozy tipi complete with bed. We have an outdoor hot shower and composting toilet, and access to a kitchenette. We have wireless internet in several areas and good cell phone service but no phone to use."

Preferred method of Contact: email