Gathered Threads

Contact information
Farm Address:
1127 Jennys Creek Road
Roseland, Virginia , 22967

Primary Contact: Katherine Herman
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 703-300-2729
    Email: gatheredthreadsllc@gmail.com

Website: https://www.gatheredthreadsllc.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Gathered Threads is a herb farm that grows and hand-crafts herbs & herbal products, vegetables, and fermented products in Nelson County, Va. We are cultivating over 150 varieties of herbs without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. We believe and practice sustainable practices for our own health, the health of the plants and animals, and the harmony of the environment. We are looking to hire 2 full time farm apprentices --- 1 starting March 2nd, 2021 through December 18, 2021 and 1 starting April 2nd, 2021 thru Oct 30, 2021. There is year-round work potential. Our outlets for our herbs & vegetables -- We have an active Herb CSA and Culture CSA 7 months out of the year. We also attend Farmers Markets in Nelson County & Charlottesville year round We attend other shows, events, plant sales, and herb conferences in Virginia and surrounding states throughout the year.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: 1 to start 3/1/2022 and 1 to start 3/29/2022
Internship Ends: 1 to end 12/17/2022 and 1 to end 11/5/2022
Number of Internship Available: 2 full-time interns, 2-3 part-time farm workers
Application Deadline: until full
Minimum Length of Stay: full season preferred

Internship Details:

We are looking to hire 2 full time farm apprentices —
– 1 starting March 1nd, 2022 through December 17, 2022
– 1 starting March 29th, 2022 thru Nov 5th, 2022. There is year-round work potential.
We are also looking to hire 2-3 part time farm workers (1-3 days a week per person – no on-farm housing provided_

Depending on the season and need, the work areas may include:

– field work (planting, weeding, harvesting herbs & vegetables)

– greenhouse propagation (sowing seeds, taking cuttings, etc)

– post-harvest handling of herbs (drying, processing, and packaging)

– making herbal products

– making and packaging vegetable cultures/ferments

– deliveries or farmers market, plant sales, herb conferences

This is a job for someone who is dependable, has a positive attitude, and is comfortable with hard work in hot or cold weather. Should be in decent physical shape as this job requires kneeling, squatting, and/or standing for long periods of time. Need to be able to lift 35-50 pounds comfortably.

HERB FARM &; SAUERKRAUT APPRENTICE
Full-time Apprentice
$800/month compensation for 40-50 hours of work per week, as well as access to farm produce, herbs, and ferments. On-farm housing provided.
2 days off a week either Sat &; Sun or Sun &; Mon. 1 additional day off a month to be scheduled or build up a longer vacation


Educational Opportunities: These are apprentice positions with a focus on teaching and learning while working & off-work time. We are a part of a group that does monthly or bi-monthly farm tours & potlucks in our region. This is a great opportunity to meet other farms, farmers, and interns/apprentices/farm workers.

Skills Desired: This is a job for someone who is dependable, has a positive attitude, and is comfortable with hard work in hot or cold weather, and comfortable working around kids. Should be in decent physical shape as this job requires kneeling, squatting, and/or standing for long periods of time. Need to be able to lift 35-50 pounds comfortably. No previous farming or educational herb training necessary, but a plus if you do!

Meals: On farm vegetables & herbs provided, farm produced ferments & teas provided. Shared farm family meal at least once a week.

Stipend: HERB FARM & SAUERKRAUT APPRENTICE Full-time Apprentice $800/month compensation for 40-50 hours of work per week, as well as access to farm produce, herbs, and ferments. On-farm housing provided.2 days off a week either Sat & Sun or Sun &; Mon. 1 additional day off a month to be scheduled or build up a longer vacationPart-time Farm workers - $12/hour starting pay - 1 to 3 days of work a week depending on your availability. Tues thru Sat work week. NO on-farm housing proivided

Housing: Full-time Apprentice - YES housing provided Part-time Farm worker - NO on-farm housing!

Preferred method of Contact: email