Contact informationFarm Address:
41601 Mountain View Rd
PO Box 244
Point Arena , California ,
Primary Contact: Margaret Stewart
Secondary Contact: Dean Fernandez
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Oz Farm and Retreat Center is hidden in a quiet, private valley on one of the most pristine stretches of the scenic Mendocino County coast, 130 miles north of San Francisco. Bordered with redwood forest, and with the Garcia River running through its 240 acres, Oz Farm is blessed with tranquility, fresh air and clear water. Oz Farm is 'off-the-grid', using solar and wind power for all its operations. For over 50 years, Oz has changed and grown from a commune to an organic farm and retreat facility. The farm changed ownership in March of 2015 which has brought new life, fresh energy and a passion to grow not only as a business but as a community too! One of Oz Farm?s core missions is to educate and train a new generation of sustainable farmers. Our apprenticeship program provides space for humans to live healthier lives while contributing to our local food system."
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 3/1/2019
Internship Ends: 11/16/2019
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months
“30 hour work week includes a seed to seed full circle educational hands on experience! Through practice and application of skills you will be able to learn all realms of communal living, farming, and land stewardship. (A general education in all aspects of running a small scale organic farm with diversified fruit and vegetable production, manufacturing, and marketing.)”
Educational Opportunities: "M-W-F Farm Focused: transplanting, propagation, weeding, pruning, harvest, rotational field maintenance T-Th CSA harvest, cabin preparation for retreats, agro-ecological and sustainable food systems education, landscaping and community upkeep. "
Skills Desired: "A committed, passionate being who works wholeheartedly! An awesome community member who carries their own weight and can support when and where needed. A conscious communicator and exquisite performer of all tasks from planting seeds to dusting cabins. (Someone to willing to work past 5 pm when needed! ) A strong, stable person who can fully engage the farm and has a natural curiosity for understanding agriculture and developing work skills. A good team member who starts each workday prepared, present, and ready to work with a sense of urgency. Someone who observes carefully, takes initiative, and handles responsibility well. A thoughtful communicator and caring community member with an interest in intentional living. "
Meals: "Access to all the seasonal farm fresh produce along with a well stocked kitchen of organic bulk goods. There are shared community meals for dinner, but breakfast and lunch are on your own!"
Housing: "As part of your work exchange all apprentices will be given: Private 10x12 tent cabin with wood burning stove, running water, and small solar array. Access to the communal farm kitchen that is stocked with: outdoor shower and bathtub large front and back porch a lounge area with loft space for guests. The opportunity to pursue passion projects on the farm outside of the 30 hour work week. "
Preferred method of Contact: Email