Woven Stars Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
52 Winter Hill Rd
30a Eagle Rock Rd
Ghent, New York, 12075

Primary Contact: Elizabeth Martin
Primary Phone:
    Number: 508-254-0833
    Email: wovenstarsfarm@gmail.com

Website: http://www.wovenstarsfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Woven Stars Farm in located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, NY. We are 15 minutes from Hudson NY, 2 hours north from NYC and 25 Minutes to Massachusetts. Our farm consists of 180 leased acres in both pasture and woods, including a 7 acre pond. Half of the land is currently in agricultural use. We raise pastured sheep, cattle, goats, laying chickens, meat chickens, pigs, and ducks. All of our animals are grazed using management-intensive grazing techniques. We practice multi-species grazing in which all of our ruminants are grazed in the same herd/flock. Pigs, chickens and other poultry are grazed separately. We also have 4 livestock guardian dogs which live with either our ruminant herd or laying chicken flock. We have a small apiary which is primarily used for pollination around the farm. Woven Stars Farm is run and owned by young farmer, Elizabeth Martin. Elizabeth has a B.A in Animal Science and has worked as a veterinary technician, at other livestock farms and as a small-ruminant consultant before starting her own farm.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May 1 2019
Internship Ends: October 30 2019
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 Months

Internship Details:

*Pasture Raised Livestock Internship* Woven Stars Farm is looking to add 1 intern to their 2021 growing season. Intern duties include, but are not limited to, morning and night animal care, livestock checks, feeding and egg collection. Assistance in moving livestock (Sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks) to new pasture through rotational grazing techniques. Washing and packaging eggs. Livestock dog care. Mowing and fence maintenance. Keeping farm clean and orderly. Assistance with farm’s CSA, market and farm stand.

Internship days are 5 – 5.5 days a week. Days vary in length depending on the task.

Our farm is flexible and allows interns to start their own independent project like building a vegetable garden, caring for bees, raising a new breed of chicken etc. All projects must be approved prior to implementation.

Educational Opportunities: We provide education in many aspects around regenerative livestock farming. We will teach you about health, grazing and husbandry as well as farm financials which are important in starting your own business. There are opportunities to work/tour on other farms like a small scale nursery, dairy, orchard etc. We are not Craft members, but you can participate if you are interested. Our goals for your apprenticeship are to promote learning and work in a harmonious, respectful work environment. We will teach you our farming techniques and answer all your farming related questions.

Skills Desired: Interns should have the desire to learn, ability to communicate, flexibility, attention to detail and a good sense of humor. Days can be long and require heavy lifting. No prior farming experience is necessary, but it is very helpful. You must have a driver's license. You must be able to lift 50 lbs. No experience is necessary but we do value a good work ethic and passion for sustainable agriculture.

Meals: We provide lunch on full workdays and farmer eggs anytime. Depending on time commitment, we will provide organic staples like rice and oatmeal as well as veggies.

Stipend: Yes - for full time-length commitment, we offer $1000/month, lunch on full work days and eggs. Included is 5 paid sick/vacation days.

Housing: Yes and No - if housing if needed, we offer tent camping in our woods with use of our house for wifi and laundry. We can provide a tent and other supplies if needed. We plan on establishing a walled canvas tent with a platform in our forest, but the completion date is TBD. If a room in a house is preferred, we can help you find an affordable one.

Preferred method of Contact: Email