Contact informationFarm Address:
6333 Hwy 133
Carbondale, Colorado , 81623
Primary Contact: Casey Piscura
Secondary Contact: Kirsten Keenan
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Wild Mountain Seeds is a high-elevation, seed breeding and food production systems research farm located at the base of beautiful Mt. Sopris in Carbondale, Colorado. We grow health giving organic food while developing innovative regenerative agricultural systems and increasing food-plant diversity through selection and breeding of adaptive seeds. Check out our website wildmountainseeds.com and follow us on instagram @wildmountainseeds and @seedpeace to learn more!
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 04/01/2020 to 05/15/2020
Internship Ends: 10/31/2020
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 Months
Our goal is to provide apprentices with a fun, educational experience. We want everyone to leave with a love for farming and the tools necessary to pursue a career of nurturing the land. You will work as part of a team as we share ideas, perfect our existing techniques and develop new ones. You will participate in everything necessary to grow and market vegetables and specialty seeds.
Educational Opportunities: Learn all we know about running a permaculture oriented market garden and seed company: planting, nursery work, irrigating, seed saving and breeding, harvest/post harvest, marketing/farmers market, setting up study trials, crop planning, polyculture design, building, greenhouse design, intercropping, compost tea making, soil fertility management, food preservation among other things. We grow for production with soil health as the number one priority.
Skills Desired: We seek intelligent, dependable, creative, fun folks! No previous knowledge necessary, but some is helpful. We are looking for someone who desires to work hard in a fun environment with an open mind. We learn from each other while providing exceptionally healthy food to our customers. Our top priorities are soil health, research, seed breeding, and developing innovative systems, so expect an experience in a cutting-edge permaculture oriented market farm. An 'up to any task' attitude is a must and compassion for everyone involved in the operation is essential! This year we are looking for 1-2 interns for seasonal positions (flexible dates) and 1 apprentice for the entire season (April-November). We desire applications who want to be farmers and can guarantee commitment, and who see this opportunity as a stepping stone. Housing available and organic farm food provided for lunch and to use for all meals once season is in full swing. Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals: Produce and staple foods are provided and farm lunch is shared daily!
Stipend: Small stipend based upon commitment
Housing: On-farm housing is available
Preferred method of Contact: email