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Byram, MS 39272
Contact: Alejandra Mamud
Last Updated: 07-21-2009
General Description: We are a small certified organic farm specializing in gourmet greens and herbs, including a variety of sprouts, microgreens, and mesclun. We sell to restaurants and at farmers' markets in the Jackson area. Our main goal is to form a community of people interested in sustainable living. We already have a second farm on our land (Sweet Magnolia Farm) that is focusing on vegetable production. We have 22 acres for our community project. On this land, we are creating and stabilizing pastures to sustain our two cows. We are also working on clearing about 5 acres for grains, cereals, and rice production to support the community. Some of the land has also been set aside to build eco-houses for people living and working in the community.
Internship Starts: August or September, but negotiable
Internship Ends: negotiable
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: n/a
Minimum Length of Stay: negotiable
Meals: included and all the vegetables you want off of the farm.
Skills Desired: Knowledge of grain and/or rice production.
Educational Opportunities: There are opportunities to learn about vegetable and greens production, marketing to restaurants, CSAs and at farmers’ markets at the two farms already on the land. We are starting a permaculture project this fall and you can learn how food forests are built. We will also be visiting a sustainable community to see how they work. There will be opportunities to visit other farms in the area.
Stipend: no stipend, but you can earn money selling some of what you grow at market.
Housing: room in our house with your own bathroom and share a kitchen. We are interested in building eco-houses with people that plan to stay in the community for a length of time.
Preferred method Of Contact: email or phone
Internship Details: We are trying to build a community that is self-sustainable. We have 22 acres that are set aside for this project. We already have someone producing vegetables and we have someone coming in the fall to start a permaculture food forest. Currently we are working on clearing 5 acres of land for grain production, and we are looking for someone (or couple) that is knowledgeable about grains, cereals, and/or rice who is willing to put the new land into production. You will get lodging and food in exchange for your work. In addition, you can sell some of what you grow at the local farmers’ market. You can stay long-term or short-term, but for people interested in staying longer term, we can work with you to build sustainable housing. This is a great opportunity to help build a sustainable community of people. There is a lot of freedom to explore different interests and work with permaculture, vegetable production, CSAs, cow husbandry, etc.
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