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Lucky Star Farm
PO Box 247
Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: David Mervis, Donna Musarra
Last Updated: 04-19-2017
General Description: Our Homestead is located on 170 acres in Rush, AR around the corner from the Buffalo National River. Over the past 7 years we built our home and other structures in addition to developing our garden, orchard, and pasture. Our garden extensively uses cover crops and rotations with the poultry. We're also happily utilizing using our High Tunnel. The orchard is producing fruit and in addition we grow strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Our livestock includes ducks, chickens, goats, and sheep. The dogs do not consider themselves livestock.
Our goal has been to produce or source locally 80% of our food. We feel like we have achieved this. We strive to eat seasonally, while preserving much for the winter and gardening year around. We've are active in the local food movement including support of SSAWG and NCAT. We are among the founding members of Ozark Slow Food.
You can visit our Facebook page for photos: https://www.facebook.com/LuckyStarFarmOzarks
Internship Starts: 05-01-2017
Internship Ends: 11-1--2017
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 weeks
Meals: Meals are usually shared depending on schedules but there is also the option of dining on your own. Participating in cleanup is required.
Skills Desired: Prefer familiarity with gardens and tool usage but will train longer term interns. We are isolated so the ability to entertain yourself is important. Musicians(Banjos and accordions included) welcome!
Educational Opportunities: Plant nutrition and care, identifying pests and solving problems. Nurturing the soil for biologic health and structure, including the use of cover crops and mulch. Learning how to preserve food and herbs, as well as utilizing fresh food to create wonderful meals. Animal care and feeding and possibly processing chickens for the freezer. Composting, crop and garden rotations.
Stipend: Available for longer term interns or commensurate with experience.
Housing: Housing is a newly constructed bunkhouse with 2 bedrooms and shared bath, kitchenette, and game room. There is also the possible option of a Vintage trailer.
Preferred method Of Contact: email
Internship Details: General garden maintenance and production, planting, harvesting, and preserving produce. Animal care and feeding. Depending on situation possible other Homestead chores including helping with meal preparation and clean up
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