Contact informationFarm Address:
12123 Slate Point Rd
Paonia , Colorado , 24091
Primary Contact: Lazaros Bountour
Secondary Contact: Nancy Rodriguez
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are located on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies, where the high desert meets the mountains. Our 28 acre farm is transitioning from a primarily hay farm to a hemp and permaculture farm. The farm property operates year round as a Bed and Breakfast. Our guests arrive primarily from Colorado but also visit from all parts of the world. They love the ambiance and the surrounding beauty. The farm is beautiful, well cared for and includes a two acre vineyard and a two acre mini-forest. In the gardens there are goji berries, food production beds, raspberry bushes, peach, apricot, apple and cherry trees, and more. The 2019 season will be phase one of a transition to hemp growing within a permaculture system.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/1/2019
Internship Ends: 10/30/2019
Number of Internship Available: 4
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 weeks
This is a great opportunity for interns interested in learning how to successfully cultivate industrial hemp, tend to a vineyard and grow legumes, vegetables and flowers. We are looking for 3-4 interns passionate and eager to learn, grow and contribute. We are open to season-long (March to end of October) agreements for the right individuals. When reaching out to us, please include a detailed description of your farming and cultivation experience.
Educational Opportunities: We are working on putting together educational workshops for hemp growing and permaculture design. If that comes together, you will benefit from free participation in these workshops.
Skills Desired: We prefer interns with agricultural studies and/or previous experience, but are open to inexperienced interns as well. Regardless of your level of experience, we are looking for a strong work ethic, eagerness to co-create, initiative, critical thinking, cleanliness, organization, goal orientation and a pleasant and collaborative personality.
Meals: You will be responsible for preparing your own meals, but we will provide you with all of the delicious ingredients. We have cooking supplies available for your use.
Housing: We are working on the accommodations. They will be one of tents, tiny home or RV.
Preferred method of Contact: email