Seminary Hill Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
3081 Columbus Pike
Delaware, Ohio, 43015

Primary Contact: Laura Ann Bergman
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 7404091881
    Email: seminaryhillfarm@mtso.edu

Website: https://www.seminaryhillfarm.org/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Seminary Hill Farm is integral to Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 30 minutes north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. We grow food for our campus dining hall, community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, nonprofit partners and food banks. We grow in two passive solar hoop houses, a greenhouse, 13 caterpillar tunnels and 10 acres of field production. The farm is continuously evolving as we continue to learn about how vibrant ecosystems function. By mimicking nature, we tap into cycles that maintain the biodiversity, resilience and integrity of soils. We seek to minimize off-farm inputs by utilizing more on-farm resources. Seminary Hill Farm is a reflection of MTSO’s commitment to a just, sustainable and generative world.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: August 14, 2022
Internship Ends: November 14, 2022
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: July 31, 2022
Minimum Length of Stay: four weeks

Internship Details:

Interns fully engage in stewardship tasks for seasonal vegetable production, delivery and farm-to-table processing for the Seminary Hill Farm kitchen. Prior farming and gardening experience is not required. Farm tasks include:

Seeding, seedling and transplant production, planting, and maintenance of fruit and vegetable crops
Harvest, post-harvest handling and packing of farm products
CSA, food bank and nonprofit distributions
Small and large equipment and hand tool utilization and maintenance
Crop water and soil moisture management (sprinkler, drip irrigation, mulching)
Pest management (monitoring, treating, and application of materials and techniques) of weeds, insects, wildlife destruction and diseases.
Internships are conducted in a collaborative environment with opportunities for multi-dimensional exploration and growth, including:

Day-to-day work-flow coordination, management and team-advised decision-making processes
Directing, teaching, and learning from each other and visiting volunteers
Incorporating life skills into self-designed, land-based independent projects
Participating in extension opportunities such as regional farm tours, on-site guest lectures and self-care activities
Daily communal lunch featuring Seminary Hill Farm produce, an important part of the farm day, allowing additional interaction with our permanent farm team, our chef/farmers, and a range of guests.


Educational Opportunities: See stipend section.

Skills Desired: The intern experience is open to all who have a calling to steward the land and engage in justice-oriented personal and community development. No prior farming experience is required.

Meals: Interns are provided the lunch meal Monday through Friday, and are also given a CSA share.

Stipend: Interns fully engage in stewardship tasks for seasonal vegetable production, delivery and farm-to-table processing for the Seminary Hill Farm kitchen. Prior farming and gardening experience is not required. Farm tasks include:Seeding, seedling and transplant production, planting, and maintenance of fruit and vegetable cropsHarvest, post-harvest handling and packing of farm productsCSA, food bank and nonprofit distributionsSmall and large equipment and hand tool utilization and maintenanceCrop water and soil moisture management (sprinkler, drip irrigation, mulching)Pest management (monitoring, treating, and application of materials and techniques) of weeds, insects, wildlife destruction and diseases.Internships are conducted in a collaborative environment with opportunities for multi-dimensional exploration and growth, including:Day-to-day work-flow coordination, management and team-advised decision-making processesDirecting, teaching, and learning from each other and visiting volunteersIncorporating life skills into self-designed, land-based independent projectsParticipating in extension opportunities such as regional farm tours, on-site guest lectures and self-care activitiesDaily communal lunch featuring Seminary Hill Farm produce, an important part of the farm day, allowing additional interaction with our permanent farm team, our chef/farmers, and a range of guests.

Housing: Housing is provided at Helen Werner apartments on the campus of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Unfurnished one bedroom and studio apartments are provided.

Preferred method of Contact: email