Roots Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
28376 State Hwy 3 NE
Poulsbo, Washington, 98370

Primary Contact: Jennifer Clark
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 360-689-5926
    Email: rootsfarmwa@yahoo.com

Website:

Internship information
General Farm Description: ABOUT US: Roots Farm is located in beautiful Poulsbo WA, just a short ferry ride away from Seattle and just a few miles from the Hood Canal Bridge which accesses the Olympic Peninsula. We are a diversified fruit and vegetable farm, also growing berries and tree fruit. We are a no-till farm that utilizes a heavy mulch of woodchips on over 2 acres to reduce our dependence on irrigation and fertilizers, it also greatly reduces weed pressure. Trying to be as environmentally conscience as possible we try and recycle industry by products as much as possible in the form of arborist chips for mulch, cardboard and coffee sacks as weed block and coffee grounds for compost. The basis of the way we grow in the mycelial plant relationship and we inoculate all fields with mushroom spawn ( as well as native fungi) and we also cultivate mushrooms on logs and other mediums.We also integrate our farm animals into fenced fields and rotated pasture paddocks as much as possible for weed and pest control as well as fertilization. All animals are in movable pens and have access to fresh rotated pastures. This cycle creates healthier more resilient animals and pastures! On our farm you will learn about plant propagation, no till growing methods, harvesting, organic fertilization practices, pest and disease management, integrative pastured animal husbandry ( pigs, chickens, ducks, geese and goats),season extension mushroom propagation, orchard management/pruning, alternative composting methods, farmers market vending, basic beekeeping and much more! We also are participating in an educational program through WSU that will feature classes on many topics at different local farms throughout the season.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/15/21
Internship Ends: 10/15/21 or later
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

Roots Farm
INTERNSHIP DETAILS:
We are seeking 2 individuals 2 days per week, 8-2/3PM
Start date 4/15 End date 10/15 or later
Skills required: Positive attitude, enthusiasm to learn new skills, dependable and in good physical condition to keep up with demands of a busy farm work day!
Please note: Due to allergies we are 100% scent free farm. Persons working here cannot use scented laundry soap or body/hair care products.
HOUSING: Not available at Roots Farm but another farm close to mine is also looking for an intern and willing to host a tiny house, RV or Schoolie with the hopes an interns time could be split between the 2 farms.
STIPEND: Weekly stipend available DOE, plus produce and other farm products.
Dusk to Dawn Farm: Seeking 1-2 individuals 2 days per week


Educational Opportunities: Roots Farm: On our farm you will learn about plant propagation, no till growing methods, harvesting, organic fertilization practices, pest and disease management, integrative pastured animal husbandry ( pigs, chickens, ducks, geese and goats),season extension mushroom propagation, orchard management/pruning, alternative composting methods, farmers market vending, basic beekeeping and much more! We also are participating in an educational program through WSU that will feature classes on many topics at different local farms throughout the season.

Skills Desired: Skills required: Positive attitude, enthusiasm to learn new skills, dependable and in good physical condition to keep up with demands of a busy farm work day!

Meals: No , but some produce will be provided.

Stipend: Roots Farm STIPEND: Weekly stipend available DOE, plus produce and other farm products. Dusk to Fawn Farm: Compensation: $25/day

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: Email