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Siembra farm
2033 SE 23rd PL
Gainesville, FL 32641

Contact: Daniel Robleto

Phone: 352-792-7178

Email: spiralbeanie@yahoo.com, spiralbeanie@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.siembrafarm.com

Last Updated: 04-10-2015

General Description: Siembra Farm is a small, organic, family farm located in Gainesville, Florida. We offer a weekly CSA(Community Supported Agriculture) membership that gives the consumer a direct connection to the food they eat and allows the farmer to prioritize sustainable farming techniques and maximum nutrition. We strive to grow food that is nutritious and natural while practicing sustainable small scale farming techniques that preserve soil, air and water. At Siembra Farm we believe strongly in food accessibility. That is, everyone regardless of economic status, race, gender etc., has the right to nutritious food. We want to get a fair price for our organic vegetables but we also want regular people to be able to afford to eat well.

Internship Starts: 09/01/15
Internship Ends: 6/30/16
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: 09/01/15
Minimum Length of Stay: Until June 30

Meals: We offer all the fresh organic produce you can eat.

Skills Desired: 1 to 2 years farm experience a must. 2+ years experience preferred. Must be self-directed and be willing to take initiative. Problem-solving skills and a positive attitude. Desire to be outgoing and friendly in a fast-paced farmers market environment. Willing to work long hours. Experience operating tractors and machinery a plus.

Educational Opportunities: Field planning, irrigation, greenhouse, marketing, pest management.

Stipend: $10 per hour

Housing: We currently cannot offer housing on the farm. However we are a 15 minute bike ride from downtown Gainesville, located just off a bike path. Gainesville has an abundance of affordable housing, and we may be able to help find a housing arrangement.

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: The farm intern will work closely with the farmer in all aspects of field work, greenhouse work, organization and planning, work flow management as well as staffing a Saturday morning farmer's market. Their responsibilities will include participation in harvest and post-harvest handling, following a seeding schedule for greenhouse and field seeding, keeping abreast of the farm's irrigation and cultivation needs, and maintaining records. They will be expected to work 40 hours during the week, in addition to 7 hours for market on Saturday morning. Sundays off.


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