Contact informationFarm Address:
313 Railroad Ave, Suite 201
Nevada City , California , 95959
Primary Contact: Kalita Todd
Secondary Contact: Molly Nakahara
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: EARN SIERRA COLLEGE CREDIT AND LEARN TO FARM! If you are a current Sierra College student or an interested applicant with less than one full season of farming experience please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our Farm Internship Program. We will work together to find the perfect farm site for you to intern on. Summer (June-July) and Fall (August - November) internships available. If you have experienced a year of farming you can apply for Farm Crew, which includes assistance in finding farm employment and support through out the farming season. Both Interns and Farm Crew members are registered to attend 15 practical agricultural courses, hosted by seasoned and successful farmers in Nevada and Placer county farms.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: 6/1/2019
Internship Ends: 8/3/2019
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: 4/20/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 Weeks or length of internship
Apply for an unpaid Farm Crew Internship through Sierra College. The Summer 2019 internship runs June 1 – August 3rd (9 weeks) and can be taken at any of these levels:
– 1 unit (equivalent to 60 hours / 6.5 hours per week for 9 weeks)
– 2 units (120 hours / 13 hours per week for 9 weeks)
– 3 units (180 hours / 20 hours per week for 9 weeks)
– 4 units (240 hours / 26.5 hours per week for 9 weeks)
Internships are also available for the fall semester, August to December. It is also a possibility that internship host-farms may offer paid positions to summer interns for the remainder of the season. You must be enrolled at Sierra College and be taking at least one additional unit of credit outside of the internship. Tuition at Sierra College is $45/unit. The Farm Crew Internship is free of cost otherwise. Visit https://www.sierracollege.edu/admissions/index.php for more information on Sierra College admissions.
Educational Opportunities: Farm Crew Intern members are required to attend advanced production skills class every other week from May to November. Class topics will include: Transplants and Direct Seeding for Production Success Plant Propagation and Green House Management Natural and Organic Fertilization and Composting Row Crop Irrigation, How to Take a Soil Test and Interpret the Results Identifying Pests, Beneficial Insects and Management Options Soil Tillage, Cultivation and Ecological Weed Management Crop Planning, Successions, Seed Ordering Wholesale Basics Build Soils with Cover Crops Permaculture for a Rich and Abundant Future An Introduction to Biodynamics Small Farm Mechanics and Maintenance Crop Season Extension Ideas
Skills Desired: Intern responsibilities will be determined by individual host farms. Our host farms produce a diversity of crops including vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, milk and meat. Examples of the type of work you may be doing: growing starts in the greenhouse, prepping soil for planting, planting, weeding, irrigation, trellising, harvesting, post-harvest washing and packing, selling at market, making deliveries, animal care and all the other aspects of running a commercial farm. Early mornings and inclement weather to be expected. Ideal candidates for Internship are: -Serious about a career in sustainable farming and ranching, -Prepared to commit to and work hard for a commercial farming operation for an entire season, -Have spent at least one season farming, -Ready and willing to build community with other Farm Crew members, -Committed to independent learning.
Meals: Meal offerings will be determined by the Host farm.
Stipend: The internship will be an unpaid position. You may be offered a salaried job resulting from your internship.
Housing: Housing availability will be determined by the Host farm, but is not likely.
Preferred method of Contact: email