Contact informationFarm Address:
249 Stage Road
Cummington, Massachusetts , 01026
Primary Contact: Jane Crosby
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are a 10 acre homestead farm in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. We have a small orchard, berries, and vegetable gardens. We mow grass and hay with schythes. We are part of a nearby community organic vegetable garden. We have chickens and will have sheep this spring and summer. We follow permaculture principles and approach our work with a respect for, and joy in, the diversity of life.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Around April 1, 2020
Internship Ends: End of October 2020
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: no deadline
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 months
This is an 7 month position, from April 1st to the end of October. We can offer room and board (you prepare your own food) in exchange for 18 hours of work a week. We can not offer a stipend, but you will have time to work off the farm if you choose to.
Educational Opportunities: Learn about growing food and caring for the land following permaculture principles. We take the support of wildlife into consideration in all of our decisions. Our 10 acres has meadows, a pond and wetlands and forest.
Skills Desired: Experience gardening and growing vegetables will be a plus. Physical fitness is important. Good communication skills make working and living together go better. Getting up early should be something you like to do!
Meals: We will pay for your food expenses, within reason.
Stipend: We are unable to offer a stipend, but we will pay for your food within reason and provide board. There is time during the week for you to work off the farm as needed.
Preferred method of Contact: email