Contact informationFarm Address:
52 Lake Marie Road
Liberty, New York , 12754
Primary Contact: Cheyenne Zigmund
Secondary Contact: Yoni
Number: 551 276 8706
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Root 'N Roost Farm is a small-scale, diversified, permaculture-based, human, animal, and renewable energy powered farmstead. Since 2010 we have been developing our property to provide us, our local community and customers with an abundance of naturally grown fresh, delicious and nutritious fruits, vegetables, herbs, and we also grow over 100 varieties of plants that we sell to local schools, beautification projects and local home gardeners. Over the years we have kept pigs, chickens, turkeys and bees to help us work the land. This 2019 season we are not raising any livestock animals so that we can instead put our energy into establishing our nursery stock, as well as more perennial plantings and permaculture projects around our property. We tread lightly on our growing spaces, avoiding the use of gas-powered large machinery wherever possible in favor of hand tools and solar-electric powered implements, and we never use synthetic chemicals on our crops. We enjoy hosting interns, WWOOFers and other work-traders who are interested in learning about our farming lifestyle and practices. Hashomer Hatzair is a Progressive Youth Movement that was established 100 years ago and specializes in youth-led experiential Jewish education. Based on the values of equity, community, and social responsibility, our camps and year-round activities encourage youth to shape their communities and find personal relevance in Judaism, Jewish people hood, and Israel. In addition to our year round programming, Camp Shomria engages all of our year round participants in our campsite in Upstate New York. Camp Shomria has reconnected with its roots from the kibbutz movement and now grows over 20 varieties of vegetables, chickens for their eggs, some sheep and goats, and 110 solar panels supplying 98 percent of the electricity. Most importantly, our campers experience the beautiful wilderness of the Catskills, learn important scouting skills, and truly make life-long friends and experience true community.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: June
Internship Ends: After August 11th
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: June 15th
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months
General Description: Shomria Farm Summer Internship Program in partnership with “Root N Roost” Farm. Camp Shomria, in Liberty, NY, is looking for self-motivated agriculture enthusiasts to help care for and maintain our educational farm. The successful applicants will start off the season in June training and living at Root ‘N Roost Farm just 2 miles away from camp, during which time you will also assist in the planting and early maintenance of the vegetable garden at Camp Shomria. Upon commencement of camp at the end of June, interns will move to Camp Shomria to become a part of a very special, intentional, summer community made up of young educators, activists, and learners. Root ‘N Roost Farm owners, Sean and Cheyenne, will continue to guide you in the maintenance and care of the garden and farm animals (chickens, sheep and goats) during the camp session, teaching you exciting and valuable aspects of small-scale gardening and farming.
YOUR COMMITMENT: approximately 2 months starting in June, and ending around August 11th. Work/Learn 5 days a week (weekend animal care) Self-motivated, good work ethic and enthusiastic. At least 18 years old.
OUR COMMITMENT: Training and mentoring with the Root & Roost owners $85/week stipend and/or college credits (if interested in credit ask us to get more details) Room and Board
WHO WE ARE: The Shomria Farm is located at Camp Shomria, a rustic, educational campus in Liberty, New York, and overseen by Hashomer Hatzair, a youth-led organization. Over the summer we run a number of programs that use the farm. What is unique about us is the sense of community that is inherent in all aspects of life at Camp Shomria. Everyone has an astounding sense of ownership over the land, and the happenings on it. Hashomer Hatzair sees democracy as not only a political means, but as a way of life. As such, each person in our community is treated with respect. We believe in self-realization and self-reliance in all members of our community. We strive to create an environmentally conscientious and just culture through an emphasis on sustainability. Camp Shomria has a functional farm that grows plentiful produce in addition to caring for live animals including chickens, goats and sheep.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Accommodations are rustic. You will be sleeping in a wooden cabin with basic amenities. There is a private bathroom attached to your room. Meals are served in the dining hall, which is a large building in the center of camp. In addition to room board, and the opportunity to be a part of a very special summer community, we are offering a $85/week stipend. If interested, please send in a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Educational Opportunities: Training in organic gardening and permaculture design with Cheyenne and Sean Zigmund of Root 'N Roost Farm
Skills Desired: Must be self-motivated, love kids, animals, plants and getting your hands dirty. Be ready to create and maintain a beautiful and bountiful learning farm and garden for children and their families to enjoy.
Preferred method of Contact: Email