Contact informationFarm Address:
1212 Haven Ln W
Warfordsburg, --- , 17267
Primary Contact: Nura Melissa Reid
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Our farm is 150 acres in the beautiful hills of south central Pennsylvania. Clouds and mist roll over the ridge and fill our valley with beauty in the morning and the evening. We have about 3 acres in vegetables for a CSA and farmer’s market, a young orchard, and heritage Tunis sheep. We have a Sufi retreat center that attracts visitors from across the country. The farm is located about two hours from D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, or State College. One hour from Frederick, Cumberland, or Winchester. Less than half an hour from Berkeley Springs W.V., where there are shops, a health food store, restaurants, a movie theater, swimming holes/pools, an art co-op, and the Berkeley Springs state park that holds concerts Saturdays in July and August. We are a spiritual community that practices Sufism. There are workshops held here regularly to help deepen spirituality, peacekeeping and mediation, and self awareness. We hold a strong commitment to land stewardship and service. We would like to share what we know about organic farming. We regularly donate food to food banks and shelters. It is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a community striving to live sustainably and drink up knowledge and experience in a variety of activities. Please contact us is you would like to visit. We are a drug and alcohol free community and are Muslim friendly, with all faiths welcome. Due to limited housing, we cannot host children, pets or non-working spouses /companions.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: June 2019, flexible
Internship Ends: November 2019, flexible
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Flexible. We are looking for someone as soon as possible, as we are in the height of planting season.
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 month
Currently we are seeking a full-time intern/Assistant Grower to support the vegetable gardens for our CSA and farm market. There is a very real possibility of growth in this position for the right person, with a chance to become a main grower next year. Hours: full-time, 8 hours/day, with two days off per week. Must be fit and able to handle a lot of physical work outdoors in a gorgeous place. Must have some experience with organic gardening and farming. Must be grounded and a good communicator. We strive to practice low-till organic agriculture in alignment with the Lean Farm and Fortier’s The Market Gardener, and are working toward moving in that direction more all the time. We are also committed to recycling and re-using whenever possible, and integrate those values into our garden. Please have an interest in this. You must LOVE growing things. All are welcome to apply, women are especially encouraged to apply.
Educational Opportunities: Our experienced grower has a wealth of experience in agriculture and forestry to impart to the right individual. He speaks several languages and teaches yoga also, so if you have any interest in these things, so much the better. Skills to learn include tractor operation and maintenance, low-till techniques, seeding, transplanting, growing, organic weed and pest control techniques, organic fertiliing techniques, crop managerment and planning, CSA management, farmers market sales, etc.
Skills Desired: Some organic gardening or farming experience is definitely a plus.. Carpentry skills are not required, but a huge plus. Good communication and teamwork skills are highly valued.
Meals: We do not provide meals, but you are welcome to a share of vegetables from the garden and the use of the farmhouse kitchen. Must abide by house rules for contributing to cleaning and standards for community living.
Housing: Yes, Free Housing: A small rustic cabin and yurt are available with a shared kitchen and bath in the main farmhouse. The yurt has its own refrigerator. You are also welcome to camp and use our out door showers.
Preferred method of Contact: Email, text, phone