Contact informationFarm Address:
One Shields Ave
Davis , California , 14886
Primary Contact: Raoul Adamchak
Secondary Contact: Laura Reynolds
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Summer Hands-On Apprenticeships in Organic Farming Student Farm and Market Garden background: The Market Garden is a seven acre section of the Student Farm where students grow vegetables year round that serves the UC Davis community. Food from the Market Garden is sold on campus, primarily through a 80+ memberCSA and to Dining Services. Some food is also donated to the UC Davis Pantry program. Today, our seven acres provide students with year round opportunities to learn and participate in agricultural activities?through field activities, classes, and independent student projects. Students take the lead in all phases of organic vegetable production and marketing including growing transplants in the greenhouse, direct seeding and transplanting of crops, field preparation, irrigation, cultivation, pest management, harvesting, packing and marketing. For more information about the Student Farm and Market Garden, see: http://asi.ucdavis.edu/programs/sf"
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 6/20/2016
Internship Ends: 9/19/2016
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: 1-Mar
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 weeks
“The UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute?s Student Farm is offering summer opportunities to learn all aspects of organic vegetable production in farm?s seven acre certified organic Market Garden. The Market Garden offers apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer positions in organic farming.
Apprenticeships are the most intensive way of participating in the Market Garden in the summer. Apprentices work about 20 hours/week, for approximately 10 – 12 weeks, beginning mid to late June and usually ending in late August to September. These apprenticeships are open to both UC Davis students and the general public. Housing is not provided, but is readily available nearby on campus or in Davis. There is no charge for being an apprentice volunteer.
Both apprentices and those participating less intensively can do so as volunteers (no academic credit) or as interns (for academic credit). In addition to completing field work, interns complete written work (and pay fees) to complete internship requirements.
To receive internship credit from UC Davis, a participant must complete the required number of hours of field work (30 hours of work for each unit of credit), complete written work designed to enhance the intern?s learning (specifics determined in consultation with Student Farm staff and faculty) and pay University of California fees. Fees are based upon the number of units (credits) received and the fee structure for summer session courses. We will also provide administrative support for internships originating at other academic institutions.
Apply to Participate:
To apply for an apprenticeship in the Market Garden, fill out the Application: Student Farm Summer Apprentice Program and submit as follows:
via e-mail: Raoul Adamchak rwadamchak (at) ucdavis (dot) edu
via postal mail:
Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
via fax: (530) 754-7885 (also please call (530) Three04-189eight or e-mail to above e-mail address to inform us that you have sent a fax)
We prefer to receive your application before March 1. Early applications will be given priority over those received later. If you have any questions, please contact Raoul Adamchak via the phone number or email address listed above.
For international students: We cannot help you obtain visas to participate in our program. However, successful apprenticeships can be accomplished with a 90 day tourist visa.”
Educational Opportunities: "Weekly Schedule of Activities: The majority of participants? time is spent doing field activities. All participants are also invited and encouraged to participate in the weekly lecture/discussion and weekly All-Farm potlucks. Market Garden Field work hours: M, W, Th, and F 8:00a.m. ? 12:00p.m. in field, Tu 8:00a.m.? 10:45a.m. in field, 11 to 12 at lecture/discussion. Lecture/Discussions: In addition to field-based instruction, Student Farm staff will lead weekly lecture/discussion sessions on topics related to organic farming, sustainable agriculture and their underlying principles. All-Farm Potlucks: All Student Farm participants are invited to our weekly Wednesday lunch pot-lucks. Each week 4 ? 5 Student Farmers volunteer to prepare food for the whole community to share."
Skills Desired: No prior farming experience necessary.
Meals: All-Farm Potlucks: All Student Farm participants are invited to our weekly Wednesday lunch pot-lucks. Each week 4 ? 5 Student Farmers volunteer to prepare food for the whole community to share.
Stipend: No monetary stipend is available; UC Davis students can receive course credit.
Housing: "None provided; however there is ample housing in Davis, a bike-friendly community."
Preferred method of Contact: E-mail