Contact informationFarm Address:
Blue Ridge Area , Virginia ,
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We provide the community with veggies, berries, and medicinal herbs, as well as Health Education. We have production and "display" gardens that are complemented by a private Lake, and a mile of river frontage. Our farm is constantly evolving, improving irrigation, composting, mulching, spraying systems. On an organic farm we use machinery as well as the ancient art of hoeing to control weeds. The farm is private, but not remote, 15 min to a coffeehouse,music venue and 50 min to Charlottesville and Lexington, a Blue island in a red state. We keep Bees and grow plants for their health and grow grains to supplement chicken feed. Lucky Moon is well known for our heat-of-the-day Power Shakes, made w/12 purple berries from our farm with, whey, minerals and amino acids. We attend several farmers markets, with berries, produce and other creations. We also cater to farm guests.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: Perennial
Internship Ends: Thanksgiving
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 Months
All aspects of preparation, maintenance and clean-up of greens and things. This especially includes: watering, weeding, preparing for sales, feasting and swimming.
Educational Opportunities: We think we're cultivating the soil, but we are cultivating ourselves. The last haven is the Farmscape, a domestic and outdoor life. Plants are more forgiving then farm animals.We learn constant attention to detail, observation, invention, and improvement. Farming is not for dummies. We're constantly engineering, implementing and Gambling. Farmers eat real food so that they can keep on farming. Expect to amaze yourself with how much work happens everyday; each task is different from the next.
Skills Desired: Pay Attention, Give a Damn, Play nice.
Meals: Farm produce and meats available, meal preparation/sharing available. Junk foods won't sustain the body or mind for activities, though we're not purists. Non-GMO.
Stipend: Available; contact for more information.
Housing: Housing is available; contact for more information.
Preferred method of Contact: email