Contact informationFarm Address:
1776 Loughborough Lane
Upperville, Virginia, 20184
Primary Contact: Stephanie Murdaugh
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The 700-acre Oak Spring estate is located in Upperville, VA - which is nestled in the Virginia Piedmont, between the Blue Ridge and Bull Run mountains. The foundation’s mission is to support fresh thinking and bold action on the history and future of plants, including the culture of gardens, and landscapes and the importance of plants for human well-being.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March 1, 2021
Internship Ends: December 31, 2021
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: open till filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 10 months
Oak Spring Garden Foundation is now accepting applications for a full-time seasonal apprentice to work on our Biocultural Conservation Farm. This position is slated to begin mid-March (exact start date can be flexible) and will go until December 2021. The selected apprentice will work at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Biocultural Conservation Farm (BCCF) to assist with the production of vegetables to be used on site and to be donated to local food banks. This position is ideally suited to recent college or high school graduates with a passion for food, farming, plants and landscapes who are looking to gain hands-on experience with small-scale, ecological farming practices.
Educational Opportunities: no
Skills Desired: ● Demonstrated interest and passion for food and farming. ● Ability to meet physical requirements of working outside, in varied weather conditions (including extreme heat and cold) in a working farm setting. ● Ability and willingness to operate machinery. ● Ability to do repetitive tasks for long periods of time (e.g., weeding, mulching, harvesting, etc.) ● Ability to work quickly, efficiently and thoroughly in every assigned task. ● Ability to work independently and also as part of a team. ● Excellent time-management, communication and organizational skills. ● Dependable and collaborative team player. ● Must have physical stamina to participate in rigorous outdoor activities. ● Ability to exhibit safe and responsible conduct in outdoor environments. ● Willingness to adhere closely to COVID-19 working practices. ● Ability to lift at least 50 pounds. ● Must have a Driver’s License and a vehicle.
Stipend: $16.00 per hour, 40 hour work week
Preferred method of Contact: email