Contact informationFarm Address:
5167 Jeffersonton Road
Jeffersonton , Virginia , 28743
Primary Contact: Bob Wollam
Secondary Contact: Hillary Gottemoeller
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description:
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Flexible
Internship Ends: Flexible
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 10 weeks
We love our farm, and we enjoy the opportunity to share it with others and inspire in them the same passion. If you have a commitment to nurturing beauty, Wollam Gardens is the place to work, learn, live, and grow your floriculture dream. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of our cut-flower growing operation through hands-on experience and learning opportunities.
Each day on the farm is different, and while each season has its own priorities and rhythms, interns can expect to participate in the following activities: Preparing beds for planting, Transplanting plugs into the field, Watering, Weeding, Harvesting, Making market bouquets, Attending farmers markets, Assisting with custom florals, Assisting with on-site events, Conceptualizing and executing value-added products.
Educational Opportunities: Interns with special interest in growing/horticulture, design, markets, or events will be able to explore any of those areas more fully and eventually take a more active role as the season progresses. Interns will also be encouraged to attend local workshops, and occasional field trips will be arranged.
Skills Desired: We will be looking for interns with a mix of experiences and special interests. Farm experience is not absolutely required, but candidates must demonstrate that they can thrive in a demanding work environment like a farm. While it might not be realistic for everyone, we encourage serious applicants to visit the farm for an in-person interview.
Meals: Room and board are included in the compensation package. We trade for fresh produce and other items at farmers markets, and shop for groceries at Costco. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated to a point; those with special needs may need to purchase some of their own groceries. Meals may be a mix of communal and on-your-own, generally depending on the moods and preferences of the interns.
Stipend: $600/month, plus room and board. Interns work 5 days/ week.
Housing: Housing is provided in our 19th century farmhouse. Interns will share a spacious bedroom, with access to a full bath and an outdoor shower. There is a common living room, kitchen, laundry, and wi-fi. Interns share in the chores of cooking, cleaning, and hosting visitors to the farmhouse. Interns must be prepared for a communal living experience, and the mutual respect and responsibility it entails. Your roommates may be of any gender, and we ask interns to respect one another's privacy and personal boundaries. A vehicle is highly recommended, as independent mobility facilitates personal time and local exploration.
Preferred method of Contact: Email