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Goosefoot Farm and Cripple Creek Organics
PO Box 228
Ester, AK 99725

Contact: Maggie Hallam Cripple Creek Organics, Christine St. Pierre Goosefoot Farm


Email: goosefootak@gmail.com, maggiebhallam@gmail.com

Website: http://www.goosefootak.com, http://www.cripplecreekorganics.com

Last Updated: 01-27-2018

General Description:

Internship Starts: 5/15/18
Internship Ends: 9/15/18
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: 3/9/18
Minimum Length of Stay: dates somewhat flexible but we need someone for the entire season

Meals: A plethora of fresh farm veggies will be available when they are in season!

Skills Desired: Farm work is hard physical labor, involving heavy lifting, repetitive motion and bending and kneeling for many hours at a time. Candidates must be physically fit and ready for outdoor work in all weather, including rain, heat (up to 90 degrees F), and cold (down to 30 degrees F or colder in September). Proper attire, including waterproof boots, heavy duty rain gear, warm clothes and a sun hat are necessary to outdoor work. A positive, can-do attitude is a must as well as a passion for local food and farming. Though we work hard, we love what we do and hope to share our passion and energy for building local food systems.

Educational Opportunities:

Stipend: $1250.00 a month salary for 4 months, May 15- September 15, dates are somewhat flexible.

Housing: We will provide a 20-foot vintage travel trailer on Goosefoot Farm. The trailer has electricity, refrigerator, heater, cookstove, and sink but no running water. Water is available on site. Bathroom facilities are an outhouse. Enjoy an impeccable view of the hay fields, forests and Alaska range from your front door. We will also provide a vehicle for transport between the two farms and for in-town use (stick shift pickup).

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: Three days a week will be spent on Goosefoot Farm and 2 days a week on Cripple Creek Organics. This is a great opportunity to gain experience on two different farms. Though we are similar in our growing philosophies, we are also very different farms. You will have the opportunity to learn 2 different ways of operating a small farm and small farm business which will serve to deepen your knowledge of farming and diversify your perspectives. We will try to adhere to a 5 day a week, 8 hour work day, though weather and conditions may dictate longer days and some weekend work at times.


 

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