South Whidbey School Farms

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

Primary Contact: Emily Koller
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 309-532-9029
    Email: ekoller@sw.wednet.edt

Website: https://whidbeyschoolgardens.wordpress.com/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Since 2014, the South Whidbey School Farms Program has grown fresh vegetables using organic practices integrated with farm-based curriculum linked to Next Generation Science standards. Our robust farm-to-classroom program is a specialist farm science class taught to 650 students K-6 at the SW Elementary School weekly and 50 students in farm elective and CTE Agriculture daily at the SW High School. The students are the farmers, and their school farm-grown produce from our 1.25 acres is delivered to the cafeteria for school lunches; it’s used in culinary classes and a snack program, and it’s enthusiastically eaten at the farm by students!

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: September 1, 2022
Internship Ends: July 15th, 2023
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: We are interviewing on a rolling basis and will hire when the right candidate comes along.
Minimum Length of Stay: September 1, 2022 - July 15th 2023

Internship Details:

FARM AND FOOD EDUCATORS (4 AmeriCorps positions available)
Our AmeriCorps members work closely with our farm team and certified farm teacher to provide students with hands-on learning and farming that culminates in healthy eating. On a daily basis, our members will engage in multiple 45-minute classes with our farm teacher, using the growing seasons as the basis for the daily curriculum. Members and staff will lead students in instructional experiences focused on preparing the soil, planting, caring for, harvesting and enjoying the food that is grown.


Educational Opportunities: Professional development and on-site training are provided, along with field trip opportunities.

Skills Desired: Previous experience and comfort working with children aged Kindergarten – 12th grade, especially K-6. Previous experience in farming, or a strong interest and willingness to learn. Experience or interest in culinary education and nutrition. Strong communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. An ability to work independently and in a team. A passion for food, outdoor education, and healthy eating. A willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor.

Meals: No, but fresh produce from the School Farm is available at no-cost and we connect members with other free food opportunities in the community.

Stipend: AmeriCorps stipend and education award https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/

Housing: No, but we make every effort to connect members with affordable housing.

Preferred method of Contact: email