Contact informationFarm Address:
41601 Mountain View Road
PO box 244
Point Arena, California, 95468
Primary Contact: James Gallager
Secondary Contact: Abby Stoner
Number: 7078823046 ex 2
Number: 7078823046 ex 1
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Oz Farm is an organic farm, non-profit and retreat center which has operated for over 20 years on the banks of the Garcia River in Mendocino County, Ca. We grow vegetables, flowers and heirloom apples for local farmer’s markets, grocery stores, restaurants, and our CSA program. We provide education in sustainable agriculture for beginning farmers, and expand local organic food access through our nonprofit, Village Oz. We also host retreats and weddings through our Retreat Center.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 04/04/2022
Internship Ends: 11/18/2022
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: 01/01/2022
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months
Our Apprenticeship is an educational, hands-on experience in small-scale organic agriculture. Minimum 40 hours per week of field work and educational classes, discussions and field trips. Extensive practice in agricultural skills, from planning and field preparation through planting, weeding, harvesting and marketing, with opportunities to delve more deeply into areas of interest. We offer individual “mini-farms” where apprentices develop their own management and production leadership. Expect a serious, commercial work environment with a strong team of farmers, lots of manual labor, as well as weekly educational opportunities. Communal living includes shared kitchen, family-style dinners, weekly community meetings, and rotating weekend farm duties. Our Apprenticeship gives a professional, well rounded and practical education in the wide range of tools and techniques for diversified vegetable production and marketing, as well as modeling a sustainable lifestyle where apprentices gain invaluable experience in off-grid, communal living. For more details and application, go to https://www.ozfarm.com/apply
Educational Opportunities: Weekly discussions, classes and workshops on a wide range of agricultural topics and rural life skills, including soil chemistry and biology, seed saving, farm finances and marketing, compost making, herbal medicine, hide tanning, floral arranging, off-grid solar, basic carpentry and mechanics, etc. We also offer field trips to other local farms and food producers.
Skills Desired: Some farming experience preferred
Meals: Yes, Access to the communal farm kitchen that is stocked with seasonal farm fresh produce and bulk food items (no meat or dairy), with outdoor shower and bathtub, large front and back porch, a lounge area with loft space for guests, and Family-style dinner 5 nights/week. We cannot provide for special dietary needs.
Stipend: No stipend, Farmers Market work is paid
Housing: Yes, Private 10×12 cabin with wood burning stove, running water, and small solar array.
Preferred method of Contact: email or phone