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fox run produce and education center
PO Box 174
Falmouth, KY 41040
Contact: Ame Vanorio
Last Updated: 12-09-2014
General Description: Fox Run is located in the rolling hills of rural north central Kentucky in the rural community of Falmouth. We have 16 acres of field, woods, pond, and creek. We strive to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. We are Certified Naturally Grown and use organic, permaculture and bio dynamic farming principles. Our farm is totally off grid using solar power for electricity, green buildings and rain harvesting.
We raise heirloom vegetables , herbs and flowers and heritage livestock including hogs, sheep, goats and a variety of poultry. We make soap, jams and pickles to sell. We are part of the American Livestock Breeders Conservancy . We also teach classes on self sufficiency and green building.
Internship Starts: April 1
Internship Ends: Oct 30
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: March 1
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 weeks
Meals: We provide a stocked pantry and food from farm. Meals may be together, family style, or separate. Intern housing has small kitchenette with propane camping stove and refrigerator. Food comes from our farm, friends farms and grocery. Typically you are well stocked with eggs, ham and vegetables from farm. Staples such as pasta, rice, condiments and peanut butter provided. Homemade bread and jams.
Skills Desired: Positive attitude, willing to work, ready to learn. Can lift 50 lbs. Motivated and Energetic!
Educational Opportunities: Interns participate in all aspects of the farm including garden and greenhouse work, livestock care, selling at farm markets and csa. Interns have opportunity to meet other interns and visit other farms.Intern go on two-three field trips per month - in the past we have visited other sustainable farms in our area, gone to bee school, visited a shrimp farm, and met with local agriculture and conservation agents. Interns can come to classes that we teach and farm meetings/classes that owner attends.
Stipend: $75.00 per 30 hour week
Interns that work one month (120 hours) receive a $100.00 bonus
Season long interns qualify for a bonus at end of season.
Advanced/seasonal interns have the opportunity to have their "own" garden and earn a percentage of the sales.
Housing: Fox Run is completely off grid. Intern housing is simple and rustic and located over the equipment shed. You can check out pictures online under “interns". Intern housing has three small private bedrooms with bed, dresser and table. There is also a community workroom/kitchen area and an outdoor hangout space with table and chairs. Bathroom has composting toilet. Outdoor solar shower. Solar runs lights, radio and computers (yours). There is no television but lots of books available!! We provide bedding, dishes, and food.
Preferred method Of Contact: email
Internship Details: At Fox Run we believe that we have a responsibility to you the intern to provide quality instruction and opportunities to apply what you are learning. Interns learn about organic agriculture, farm marketing and sales, green building, alternative energy, and wildlife rehabilitation. We have a CSA, sell flowers to a local florist and participate in a Farmers Market. Interns participate in all aspects of farm. Garden chores include planting, weeding, watering, harvesting; daily livestock care; and green building projects. Interns participate in any and all activities.