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Tubby Creek Farm
1394 Gray Academy Rd
Ashland, MS 38603

Contact: Randy Alexander, Josephine Alexander

Phone: 901-359-4982

Email: randy@tubbycreekfarm.com, josephine@tubbycreekfarm.com

Website: http://www.tubbycreekfarm.com

Last Updated: 01-14-2014

General Description: Located on 70 acres in Ashland, Mississippi, we grow over 30 different types of vegetables using natural, synthetic-chemical free growing methods. We also pasture raise laying hens, broiler chickens and American Guinea Hogs. We distribute our products through a 45 members CSA and at two weekly farmers markets.

Internship Starts: Apil
Internship Ends: October
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: two months

Meals: MEALS: Farmers and intern eat lunch and dinner together. Interns are expected to share in meal preparation and clean-up responsibilities. The farm will provide fresh produce, meat, and a stocked pantry. Interns prepare their own breakfast.

Skills Desired: Must be 18 years of age or more. Prospective interns should be interested in a career in sustainable agriculture and be willing for work outdoors in all kinds of weather.

To apply, please email Randy@tubbycreekfarm.com and answer the following: 1. Why are you interested in Sustainable Agriculture? 2. What do you hope to gain from this experience? 3. Describe any experience you have doing manual labor. 4. Describe any experience you have with horticulture and/or livestock. 5. Please provide two references, at least one of which should be a work/volunteer reference

Educational Opportunities: Weekly meetings Visit other area sustainable farms

Stipend: STIPEND: Part-time interns receive a $50 weekly stipend, full-time interns receive a $100 weekly stipend. Negotiable based on experience. Interns staying on for the full season from April through November will receive an end of season bonus.

Housing: HOUSING: intern sleeping quarters will be provided in our insulated, heated and air-conditioned bunkhouse. Interns have access to farmhouse for bathroom and kitchen use.

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: Intern will receive hands-on experience with • Pasture-raised and rotationally grazed American Guinea hogs, laying hens, and broiler chickens. • Field preparation, propagation and cultivation of various vegetable crops • Multispecies cover cropping • Harvest and post-harvest handling of vegetable crops • Various farm tools and equipment • Greenhouse and high tunnel production • Natural pest management strategies • Life on a working, financial sustainable farm


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