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Wild Mountain Seeds
6333 Hwy 133
Carbondale, CO 81623

Contact: Casey Piscura, Kirsten Keenan

Phone: 970-963-7442

Email: wildmountainseeds@gmail.com

Website: http://www.wildmountainseeds.com

Last Updated: 01-01-2018

General Description: Wild Mountain Seeds is a high-elevation, seed breeding and food production systems research farm located at the base of beautiful Mt. Sopris in Carbondale, Colorado. We grow health giving organic food while developing innovative growing systems and increasing food-plant diversity through selection of adaptive seeds. Check out our website wildmountainseeds.com and see us in the documentary trailer at howwegrowmovie.com

Internship Starts: 03-01-2017 to 05-01-2016 but flexible
Internship Ends: 08-01-2017 to 11-01-2017 but flexible
Number of Interns: 3
App Deadline: 03-16-2017
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Meals: Farm food is served for lunch and you are encouraged to take home produce once the season is in full swing

Skills Desired: We seek intelligent, dependable, creative, fun folks! No previous knowledge necessary, but some is helpful. We are looking for someone who desires to work hard in a fun environment with an open mind. We learn from each other while providing exceptionally healthy food to our customers. Our top priorities are soil health, research, seed breeding, and developing innovative systems, so expect an experience in a cutting-edge permaculture oriented market farm. An 'up to any task' attitude is a must and compassion for everyone involved in the operation is essential! This year we are looking for 1-2 interns for seasonal positions (flexible dates) and 1 apprentice for the entire season (April-November). We desire applications who want to be farmers and can guarantee commitment, and who see this opportunity as a stepping stone. Housing available and organic farm food provided for lunch and to use for all meals once season is in full swing. Please email a resume and cover letter to wildmountainseeds@gmail.com

Educational Opportunities: Learn all we know about running a permaculture oriented market garden and seed company: planting, nursery work, irrigating, seed saving and breeding, harvest/post harvest, marketing/farmers market, setting up study trials, crop planning, polyculture design, building, greenhouse design, intercropping, compost tea making, soil fertility management, ducks, food preservation among other things. We grow for production with soil health as the number one priority.

Stipend: Small stipend based upon commitment

Housing: On-farm housing is available

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: Our goal is to provide interns/apprentices with a fun, educational experience . We want everyone to leave with a love for farming and the tools necessary to pursue a career of nurturing the land. You will work as part of a team as we share ideas, perfect our existing techniques and develop new ones. You will participate in everything necessary to grow and market vegetables and specialty seeds.


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