North Circle Seeds

Contact information
Farm Address:
26253 485th Street
Vergas, Minnesota, 56587

Primary Contact: Zachary Paige
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 6318075163
    Email: zacharypaige@gmail.com

Website: https://www.northcircleseeds.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: North Circle Seeds is a Certified Organic Vegetable Seed Company committed to creating an ecologically diverse, equitable, and inclusive food system. We do this through an intentional relationship with our seeds and our circle of Midwestern growers, who produce regionally adapted seed using chemical-free, sustainable and organic practices.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: August 15th, 2022
Internship Ends: October 15th, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Minimum Length of Stay: The entire time, or close to.

Internship Details:

Looking for someone who is interested from early August through October to help harvest seeds, perform germination tests, clean seeds, organize seed stock, and everything else that goes with organic farming including weeding, etc. Plenty of opportunity to pick our brains about Open Pollinated seed production and organic methods of plant breeding, as the main farmer has 10 years experience farming with a Masters in Plant Breeding. We also grow 8k hardneck garlic


Educational Opportunities: Learn about organic seed production, plant breeding, plant selection, seed cleaning for over 20 vegetable and flower varieties, seed storage, Minnesota State standard germination and purity testing, all about native american maize, OP corn breeding (Purple, orange, red, blue, sweet and pop), fermenting seeds for squash melons and tomatoes, High tunnel, marketing for a small business, weeding, crop planning, and much more!

Skills Desired: Has done at least some farm work and knows that they love it and want to learn more about local food systems.

Meals: Yes.

Stipend: Yes.

Housing: Yes.

Preferred method of Contact: Email