Contact informationFarm Address:
P.O. Box 341
Homer, Alaska , 99603
Primary Contact: Tracy L Veal
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Wilderness Greenhouse is a Certified Naturally Grown greenhouse that specializes in tomatoes but also grows cucumbers, peppers, herbs, greens, veggies for our own use and some plant starts.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: May 1, 2019
Internship Ends: October 2019
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: When filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 month
We are looking for individuals who have a great work ethic, an eagerness to learn any new skill presented and master them. A great fit will be a person who is adventurous and not afraid to get hot, sweaty and dirty at times while working hard.
Educational Opportunities: We are quite flexible. We can teach High tunnel operation and maintenance for crops grown in a no-till organic method. I am currently trialing some Korean Natural Farming crop inputs. We will work with weeding, tomato propagation, fertilizing, drip irrigation, rainwater catchment systems, water conservation, and greywater recycling system, using natural amendments for soil, mulch, and cover cropping. We also have young fruit trees and berry bushes that need to be maintained. We can teach basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical wiring and using hand and power tools including the chainsaw, wood splitter, chipper, saw, compressor. We are still developing our farm so we have several projects we are working on including finishing the watershed, getter installation, outhouse rebuild, outdoor oven construction, fenced area and planting out apple trees.
Skills Desired: Basic carpentry and use of tools is a bonus but we are very willing to train.
Meals: We do provide meals flexible for breakfast and lunch, with family for dinner.
Stipend: We do not offer a stipend at this time. We do try to help with local activities, hiking, fishing, and sightseeing.
Housing: We have a camper available depending on schedule, a wall tent and a larger tent on tent platforms. We have water in the main house for showers 2 times per week, outhouse for visitor use.
Preferred method of Contact: email