Sierra Harvest Farm Crew

Contact information
Farm Address:
313 Railroad Ave
Suite 201
Nevada City , California , 95959

Primary Contact: Kalita Todd
Secondary Contact: Molly Nakahara


Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 530-913-5480
    Email: kalita@sierraharvest.org

Secondary Phone
    Type:
Home
    Number: 530-272-8390
    Email: molly@sierraharvest.org

    Email: molly@sierraharvest.org

Website: http://sierraharvest.org/sierra-harvest-farm-institute/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Connect with Kalita Todd at Sierra Harvest to identify a farm to express interest in a farm internship and learn about farm placement options. kalita@sierraharvest.org, (530) 913-5480

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/15/2019
Internship Ends: 10/15/2019
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 2019 Season

Internship Details:

Job responsibilities, work schedule, and wages will be determined by individual farms. Full and part time jobs are available. Job responsibilities vary by farm and may include all production aspects of commercial farms producing vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, milk and meat. Early mornings and inclement weather to be expected


Educational Opportunities: Farm to Learn: Ag Skills Education To complete the program, Farm Crew students must attend Ag Skills class every other week from May to November. These classes are taught on a variety of farms by local, farming professionals. Host-farm work schedules allow for class attendance. Learn more about the course here: https://sierraharvest.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2018-Farm-Crew-Ag-Skills-Course-Calendar.pdf With support from Sierra Harvest staff and feedback from host-farms, Farm Crew students set On-Farm Learning Objectives and track progress throughout the season. There are many learning opportunities on a farm and we want to ensure that students are able to focus on distinct areas of their choice. Farm Crew Ag Skills Course - Class Topics, 2019 Plant Propagation, Transplants and Green House Management Field, Soil and Bed Preparation Getting the Ground Ready for Planting Best Practices in Row Crop Irrigation How to Take a Soil Test and Interpret the Results Ecological Weed Management, Cultivation and Direct Seeding Diversified Farming: Livestock Integrated with Field Crops Small Farm Machine Operation and Maintenance Cover Crops and Soil Biology Seed Production and Seed Saving Crop Planning, Successions and Plant Rotations Crop Season Extension Ideas Permaculture Biodynamics

Skills Desired: Qualifications and Skills - Experience & Education: Ideal candidates for Farm Crew are: 1) Serious about a career in sustainable farming and ranching, 2) Have spent at least 1 full season farming (interested applicants with less experience can apply for a farm-internship through Sierra College. Contact kalita@sierraharvest.org for more info.) 3) Prepared to commit to and work hard for a commercial farming operation the entire 2019 season,\n4)\tReady and willing to build community with other Farm Crew members, 5) Committed to independent learning. 6) A tuition fee (with payment plan) of $900 for the program includes placement into a paid farm job, participation in the 15-class Ag production skills class, mentorship throughout the season and regular meetings to assess the season and set learning goals.

Meals: Dependent on Host Farm.

Stipend: Benefits - Assistance finding farm employment on a sustainable farm. Pay range- $11/hour and up - 15, 3-hour classes focusing on various aspects of sustainable farming methods taught by experienced local farmer owners. - Guidance and support to set and track on-farm learning objectives. - Exposure to a diversity of local farms and the opportunity to learn directly from the farmers themselves. - Have fun and network at Ag related social & community events.\n

Housing: Dependent on Host Farm. If the farm does not have housing, Sierra Harvest will do what we can to assist in finding the Farm Crew member housing.

Preferred method of Contact: email