Contact informationFarm Address:
22745 S Bonney Rd
Colton , Oregon , 37208
Primary Contact: Nathan McFall
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Food Waves' partner farm, Converging Creeks Farm in Colton, OR, is a small-scale bio-intensive operation focusing on high quality specialty greens and lettuces along with many other delicious veggies and animal proteins. The non-profit aspect of our organization looks at food justice from an educational standpoint where food security comes from knowing how to grow your own food. We offer training opportunities all the way from a small backyard raised bed up to a 5 - 10-acre homesteading/market farm. Food Waves is offering full and part time internship positions for beginners to intermediates. Our participants will be trained in all aspects of how to operate a small-scale production farm.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 03-25-19 flexible
Internship Ends: 11/8/2019
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: Variable
Responsibilities of Interns:
– Work 4-5 days/week (Late March-November) with a lead farmer supervising all aspects of the market farm (i.e. seeding, soil prep, transplanting, harvesting, marketing, etc.).
o Full-Time: March = 1 Day/Wk, April = 2 Days/Wk,
May – November = 4 Days/Wk + 3 market Saturdays/month.
o Part-Time: Stipend Position: May – October = 2D/Wk. Other options available also!
– Learn how to apply sustainable/bio-intensive farming techniques to increase profitability.
– Participate in formal and informal discussion-based and hands-on educational sessions.
– Promote the educational component of the farm by working with community members (i.e. host regular volunteers, educate farm visitors, etc.).
– Work with turkeys, ducks, pigs, and chickens (egg layers & meat birds).
Educational Opportunities: As a non-profit organization we take a lot of time to explain why we do what we do. We also frequently discuss other options for how to accomplish different goals. Informal training opportunities happen many times per day/week, and we also have 2-3 formal training sessions per year.
Skills Desired: A successful applicant will have the following: - Desire to learn sustainable farming techniques in order to grow your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, as well as, educate others through community outreach. - Ability to work well alone and with a team. - Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills, as well as, being resourceful, self-motivated, and hard-working. - Access to transportation if you are not living on the farm (arrive on time for work on farm).
Meals: Onsite housing is available with access to an outdoor kitchen with food staples provided and a compost toilet bathroom. Full-time interns have access to farm produce and eggs as well as trading some produce for other products at markets. Full-time interns also get a share of meat (chicken & pork).
Stipend: This is a stipend position ($400-$700/month) but we will have to consider your skill and availability to determine the exact amount.
Housing: There is an intern cabin available to full-time interns. Part-timers MAY have access to the cabin, but there is ample space for camping if that makes sense in your schedule.
Preferred method of Contact: email or phone