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Cane Creek Farm
5110 Jekyll Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

Contact: Lynn Pugh

Phone: 678-787-0502

Email: lynn@canecreekfarm.net, lynn@canecreekfarm.net

Website: http://www.canecreekfarm.net

Last Updated: 11-17-2016

General Description: General Description: Cane Creek Farm is a small family owned, CSA farm in suburban Forsyth County, Georgia. Located about 40 miles above Atlanta, the land has changed rapidly in the last 10 years with subdivisions springing up around the farm. The seventeen acres of pastures, fields and woods are surrounded by a creek, with most of the fields and pastures in the fertile creek bottom land. Small numbers of sheep and chickens have been added in recent years. There are 3 unheated hoop houses and a solar-heated greenhouse for transplants. The CSA season runs from April to December with varying numbers of members, depending on the particular season. Classes on organic growing are held at the farm in the winter/spring.

Internship Starts: 03-01-2017
Internship Ends: 10-31-2017
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: 02-28-2017
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Meals: Vegetables are available, and one lunch a week is communal.

Skills Desired: Our ideal apprentice has a passion for farming and sustainable living. In addition, the best candidate will have open and positive communication skills, a mind for detail and efficiency, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn and be part of a team. Apprentices must be in good physical condition and be able to handle heat and humidity. Previous farming, construction or machinery experience is a plus but not required.

Educational Opportunities: Apprentices will work closely with the farm manager in the performance of daily farm activities, so ample opportunities will exist for on-the-job Q & A. In addition to hands-on experience, our training program includes farm and market tours, weekly discussions of selected readings, access to the Cane Creek Farm Organic Growing Class materials, and a final independent project. Topics covered may include soil science, biological pest management, irrigation and water management, tool maintenance, marketing and record keeping, and crop planning. Apprentices are encouraged to choose a topic or project on the farm that they would like to delve into deeper for their independent project. Examples of independent projects include conducting best crop variety trials, writing a business plan for your future farm, and developing a harvest manual.

Stipend: A stipend of $150/week will be provided-payable every two weeks.

Housing: Two housing options are available: an RV located in the herb garden of the farm, or a tent cabin in the woods. Bathroom and shower facilities are available in the barn. Internet service is available on the farm.

Preferred method Of Contact: e-mail

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