Contact informationFarm Address:
PO Box 104
Point Arena , California , 98261
Primary Contact: Jennifer Ketring
Secondary Contact: Ben Duggan
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description:
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March/April
Internship Ends: October/November
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: open each season until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
“Apprentices can expect to: Participate in all aspects of caring for the gardens, including propagation, planting, cultivation and harvest. Assist with teaching in our Growing Green in the Garden school programs and summer Farm Camp sessions as well as seasonal school field trips.Contribute to general farmstead chores including greenhouse watering, building and maintenance projects, irrigation, caring for the chickens, and other miscellaneous tasks that inevitably arise.”
Educational Opportunities: "This is a hands-on educational experience on a small family-owned and run farmstead. Apprentices will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of running a diversified farmstead, including planning, marketing, engaging with the public, and teaching during our youth programs. Collaboration with other local farms is an integral part of Windy Hollow Farm and apprentices will meet other farmers through our CSA partnership as well as our Coastal Posies flower business. Visits to other local farms will be arranged throughout the season. Apprentices are invited to participate in our annual Seed to Salve Herbal Living weekend retreat on the farm. "
Skills Desired: "A desire to learn about organic farming, farmstead living and land-based education is a must. Experience with farming, gardening or outdoor education is a plus but not required. Apprentices work with and under the guidance of the farm owners but must also be self-directed. "
Meals: The apprentice cabin is self-sufficient with a fully functioning kitchen. Produce from the garden and eggs from the hens are available for apprentices.
Stipend: "Commitment & compensation: 18-24 hours/week; 3-4 days/week. This is primarily a work-trade apprenticeship, however opportunities for earning farm-based income during the season exist (average of $200/month). These include teaching during Farm Camp sessions and assisting with our school education programs."
Housing: "The primary apprentice cabin is a hand-built wooden dwelling that serves as a shared space for apprentices with a kitchen, compost toilet, shower, common space and sleeping loft. "
Preferred method of Contact: email