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The Family Garden
1179 SE 22nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
Contact: Jordan Brown
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 11-17-2015
General Description: The Family Garden grows 25 acres of organic produce in North Central Florida. As well as being certified organic, our farm is certified as fair by the Agricultural Justice Project, the gold standard of domestic Fair Trade. Our area is one of the most challenging areas in the United States to grow organic produce. Come work on a farm that is run profitably, where you can learn proven production techniques, and receive respect.
Internship Starts: 12-10-2015
Internship Ends: open
Number of Interns: 1
Minimum Length of Stay: one and a half seasons
Meals: You may take all the produce you personally can eat.
Skills Desired: Skills required:
Experience in the growing of certified organic vegetables. Familiarity with the certification process, harvesting and packing, soils management, laying plastic, planting, spraying, and cultivating
Experience following a crop plan, fertilization plan, cover-cropping, weed, pest and pathogen control etc.
Ability to think mechanically, think critically, make good decisions, solve problems, and perform repairs and maintance.
Experience operating and caring for farm equipment; tractors, forklifts, trucks, cultivators, planters, irrigation systems, etc.
Possess basic computer skills, basic construction skills, valid drivers licence, ability to set up drip and sprinkler irrigation.
Help with harvesting, planting, and frost protection when needed.
Ability to help with farmers market and deliveries when necessary.
Be willing to work hard and set a good example for others.
Educational Opportunities: Learn to farm organic produce in North Central Florida.
Stipend: $30,000 annually
Housing: You are expected to find your own housing nearby. The farm is in the city, with many places to rent
Preferred method Of Contact: email
Internship Details: Field Manager Position: This is a full-time position beginning December 2015. A year and a half minimum commitment. Time off in the summer, food share, sick days and holidays.
Responsibilities: Help with land preparation, planting, plastic mulch laying, cultivation, spraying, frost protection, some harvest, market, and delivery responsibilities as well when needed.