Contact informationFarm Address:
6 S Main St
Coupeville, Washington , 98239
Primary Contact: Zvi Bar-Chaim
Secondary Contact: Kylie Neal
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The Coupeville Farm to School program is a community-driven, community-supported effort to help our kids get excited about learning the science and art behind gardening, farming, growing their own food, cooking, nutrition, and setting healthy eating habits at a young age. We have a learning garden and a 2.5 acre production farm at the Coupeville School District on beautiful Whidbey Island.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: October 18, 2021
Internship Ends: August 31, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
Minimum Length of Stay: 10.5 months
AmeriCorps School Farmers serving with Coupeville Farm to School will be partnering with the Coupeville School District and South Whidbey Good Cheer to support procurement of local food for the school district and community. School Farmers will be completing their service in the school district involving students, parents, and community, supervised by the School Farm Manager. Service Runs from October 18th to August 31st. Must be 17-25 at the start of service.
– Support distribution of produce from the on-site school farm.
– Support farm operation with farm planning, seed starting, planting, harvesting, weeding, and more.
– Support food prep for district made school meals.
– Support agriculture education with district teachers.
– Work directly with the Coupeville School District and South Whidbey Good Cheer.
Coupeville Farm to School is a team consisting of a School Garden Coordinator, a School Farmer, and two AmeriCorps members. We have an active and engaged board of nine members, involved community members, and dedicated volunteers. We partner with other non-profits on the island with similar missions and collaborate with teachers and school district members daily.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Educational Opportunities: Interns will have opportunities to develop their gardening, farming, cooking, nutrition, and teaching skills. They will be given professional development opportunities with organizations on the island and beyond. Interns will have the opportunity to learn marketing and social media skills as well.
Skills Desired: Any experience is accepted, suggested experience with gardening, farming, or education. As an AmeriCorps member, training will be given in all areas of service.
Stipend: $2,328/month stipend, student loan forbearance, basic health insurance, childcare (if applicable), and a $6,345 education award upon completion
Housing: AmeriCorps members are responsible for finding their own housing, and Coupeville Farm to School is committed to finding affordable housing options and opportunities for AmeriCorps members.
Preferred method of Contact: email