South Whidbey School Farms

Contact information
Farm Address:
5476 Maxwelton Rd.
Langley, Washington, 98260

Primary Contact: Cary Peterson
Primary Phone:
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    Number: 360-593-2725
    Email: schoolgardenswhidbey@gmail.com

Website: http://whidbeyschoolgardens.wordpress.com/

Internship information
General Farm Description: The South Whidbey School District School Farms Program, started in 2014, is a comprehensive program teaching farm-based and culinary curriculum while growing produce with the students. We are located on South Whidbey Island, Washington. More detailed information on our website https://whidbeyschoolgardens.wordpress.com/about-2/.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: August 20, 2019
Internship Ends: July 31, 2020
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Rolling application until position is filled.
Minimum Length of Stay: 11.5 months

Internship Details:

The South Whidbey School District is hiring an Americorps volunteer to be a vital part of the South Whidbey School Farms team of teachers, farmers and food educators that deliver K-6 farm classes daily, HS Agriculture classes daily, MS garden elective daily, grade 3-6 culinary classes weekly, and that grows produce on our 1.25 acres of school farms for on-site eating, school lunches, healthy snacks and school events. We have a big program and it takes a good team to make it happen. Our inquiry-based curriculum is linked Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards. We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and capable individual who has experience growing food and teaching, and who loves food and cooking.

We are delighted to have just become a part of the Common Threads Americorps team, so this is hot off the press and time is of the essence. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will hire promptly when the right candidate comes along. The position begins August 20, 2019 and ends July 31, 2020.

We ask that applicants read through our South Whidbey School Farms website as it gives an excellent picture of what we do. If you want to be part of our team, send your resume and a cover letter to Cary Peterson, School Farms Manager, schoolgardenswhidbey@gmail.com. We will respond promptly. Please contact us at 360-593-2725 if you have not received confirmation of your application.

This position has the prevailing Americorps stipend and end-of-year education award.

The South Whidbey School Farms also partners with the Good Cheer Food Bank and Good Cheer Garden, and Whidbey Island Nourishes. As well as serving the school community, the South Whidbey School Farms Americorps educator will become part of a community of young farmers and apprentices who are passionate about growing food, and food justice, here on South Whidbey.

Contact us promptly if you are inspired to join our team!


Educational Opportunities: Americorps position with educational end-of-service award.

Skills Desired: Experience with farming and teaching children. Loves to cook. Professional culinary experience a plus. Thrives in a fast-paced farm educational setting with multiple classes per day. Enjoys being part of a team. Hard-working, communicates well.

Meals: The farm provides produce and the Good Cheer Food Bank and Garden provides other groceries.

Stipend: Standard Anericorps stipend and benefits.

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email