Heartwood Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
235 Jesse Brown Road
Boone, North Carolina , 28607

Primary Contact: Sarah Beth B Hopton
Primary Phone:
    Number: 8633812106
    Email: sbhopton@gmail.com

Website: www.heartwoodfarmsltd.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Small permaculture farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains specializing in rabbit, with other products including vegetables, duck, pork, chicken, turkey and beef.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: March 1, 2020
Internship Ends: October 1, 2020
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 month

Internship Details:

We offer farm apprentices a $300 a month educational stipend plus food and land access benefits. We teach sustainable agricultural practices like rotational grazing, silvopasture and woodland management, as well as animal husbandry (specializing in rabbits), green building, and the business of small, sustainable market-farming and small scale agritourism. The farm is a micro-farm — just under 5 acres — perched on a mountain top in the Blueridge, offering unique opportunities to study microclimates, terracing, and low-till, regrarian farming methods. 4WD/AWD transportation necessary. Rudimentary housing with hot running water & composting toilet plus outdoor kitchen available.

Educational Opportunities: Permaculture, low-till gardening, forest/woodland management, business of small-scale permaculture & market gardening, animal husbandry, agritourism marketing/business

Skills Desired: Some knowledge of farms and farming would be helpful but mostly, I'm looking for a hard worker grounded in permaculture principles looking to learn and committed to regenerative agricultural practices. Responsible, loyal, no drama.

Meals: No

Stipend: Yes, $300 a month + food and land access.

Housing: Yes (see above)

Preferred method of Contact: Email