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green flamingo organics
398 N Putnam Grove Rd.
Oak Hill, FL 32759
Contact: Elizabeth Dannemiller
Last Updated: 07-18-2018
General Description: Green Flamingo Organics is a small organic farm in the midst of citrus groves located in Oak Hill Florida. This is our eighth year of production and we are changing and innovating a lot this season. We are using more mulching, more stale bedding practices, two wheel tractor and implements, and lots of other new and fun Farm Toys!We are also into permaculture practices and have lots of different areas around the farm that are filled with perennials, hugokultur beds, national habitats for wildlife, etc. We are a small market garden set up on a land lease that is much larger (140 acres), so it is the best of both worlds- small garden propagation, but lots of green space and wildlife habitat to enjoy the beauty and animals of Florida. The farm produces for a CSA starting September through May, local restaurants and markets. An internship at the farm will delve into all things important to starting your own market garden or moving into a leadership role at a farm. We are very community and education oriented and we want to make sure that all interns leave here with the knowledge, confidence, and practical skills to move forward on their farming path.
We are located 30 miles south of Daytona Beach, FL, in very close proximity to Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, and miles of inter-coastal waterway.
Internship Starts: 09-15-2018
Internship Ends: 05-30-2019
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: Open
Minimum Length of Stay: Three months
Meals: Will provide food from the farm and a well stocked pantry.
Skills Desired: Must have a good work ethic and a desire to learn about organic farming. A past volunteer or wwoofong experience is helpful, though not necessary. It is more important that you truely understand the hard work and commitment required to work on a farm.
Educational Opportunities: We are a teaching farm first, you will leave here with the confidence and skills requiered to start your own market garden at the end of a 6month internship. We allow lots of space for all our interns to grow and develop their own style of farming, as we understand that each person has their own unique perspective.
Stipend: $50/week for 3 month internship
$100/week for 6 month internship
Both have 2 week trail period and room for growth
Housing: Solar powered Trailers with heated outdoor shower, and screened in outdoor kitchen. Or rustic camping available. Pictures available on Instagram, Facebook, and our website. Our housing areas are very well kept and we have all the basics you need.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: Learn all aspects of a new and growing organic farm. Will help create new farm systems, old Florida construction, small orchard propagation, homesteading and in general sustainable and self sufficient farming. We are moving into more permaculture and restoration agriculture methods and will be experimenting with many more perennial crops.
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