Contact informationFarm Address:
86 High Rd
Newbury , Massachusetts , 98260
Primary Contact: Erin Stack - Farm Manager
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "New Harmony Farm, is a two acre certified organic vegetable, herb, and flower farm that is part of the 16 acre Sanctuary. While it is the only certified organic farm in the greater Newburyport area, we take organic practice to a deeper level through our commitment to biological growing practices, permaculture principles and a low till/no-till system. We are committed to working with Nature to build soil life and crop immunities through optimal nutrition and cultivation practices that grow delicious, nutrient-rich produce. Inspired by the Shakers dedication to building harmonious community through Spirit, beauty, mutual care and innovation, our vision brings together art, science, and a sacred appreciation of Nature. We strive to sustain our community with nutritious organic food while promoting a more intimate understanding of our inter-dependence with nature."
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/14/2018
Internship Ends: 11/14/2018
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
Minimum Length of Stay: 2nd position is May - Aug
“Certified organic New Harmony Farm in Newbury, MA part of Earth Harmony Sanctuary is an educational nonprofit that cultivates an intimate and healing relationship between humans and Earth. We are seeking 2 paid interns, to live onsite to assist in certified organic crop production for our year-round CSA and seasonal farm stand as well as working on infrastructure and permaculture projects on Sanctuary land. The intern will work closely with our farm management and Sanctuary leaders to acquire knowledge and skills as part of their immersion in fostering an eco community. This includes but is not limited to:
Seedling production and running a community seedling sale.
Production and harvest record keeping to maintain organic certification
Working with farm management, Sanctuary leaders and volunteers on several large permaculture projects including water and forest management and habitat restoration
Most aspects of biological and no/low till vegetable, herb and flower production including soil building, pest and weed control, fertility, irrigation, high tunnel crops, harvest and post harvest
Developing a fruit tree orchard
Setting up a farm stand and CSA distribution
Simple construction and building maintenance skills
Leadership and compassionate communication skills
Character development through community living
A profound connection to Mother Nature
The work schedule is Monday-Friday and Saturday mornings with a rotation for brief Sunday chores for 35-45 hours per week depending on the demands of the growing season.
How to Apply:
Send a recent resume with 3 references and a letter of interest to Erin Stack at email@example.com with the Subject Header "Internship Application and your Surname". The letter of interest should highlight your farm or comparable experience and your interest in the position. Qualified candidates will be invited to visit the farm for a working interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Educational Opportunities: "Free access to our wide range of meditation programs, community events and some of our educational programing. "
Skills Desired: "This position is ideally suited for an individual who is dedicated to co-creating a sustainable future with at least one year of commercial vegetable growing or land management experience who wants to learn more about biological growing practices and a sustainable and holistic approach to agriculture. The candidate must be able to routinely and repetitively lift 50 lbs. and complete a wide range of farm and sanctuary duties carefully, quickly, and efficiently. A successful candidate will have the willingness and capacity to work in all kinds of weather conditions, flexibility, a sense of humor, have good communication skills, capacity to problem solve, collaborative spirit, strong organizational and record keeping skills, and the ability to work well independently and with others."
Meals: Farm Produce
Stipend: Stipend is $600 per month
Housing: On-farm housing
Preferred method of Contact: email