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Full Sun Farm
90 Bald Creek Rd.
Leicester, NC 28748
Contact: Alex Brown, Vanessa Campbell
Last Updated: 12-04-2018
General Description: Full Sun Farm is located just outside of Asheville, NC in Big Sandy Mush Valley. We have 45 acres total and focus on growing vegetables, cut flowers and berries on 5 acres of our most level land. We sell our produce and flowers at local farmer's markets and through our CSA. We use organic methods and are Certified Naturally Grown.
Internship Starts: 03-15-2019
Internship Ends: 10-31-2019
Number of Interns: 4
App Deadline: rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 months
Meals: Vegetarian/vegan with a shared meal at lunch. You're on your own for breakfast and dinner.
Skills Desired: We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about working outside and learning about plants and farming. Your main farm tool is your body and you must enjoy physical work in all kinds of weather and being tired at the end of the day. Interns who are positive, self-motivated, pay attention to details, who work quickly or are willing to learn to work quickly and are engaged enough to ask questions will get the most out of this internship.
Educational Opportunities: Weekly field walks to observe and discuss field and crop conditions, projects for the day and week, and general big picture farm"news", occasional presentations on farming related subjects, extensive on-farm library, local farm visits, small garden plots for intern experimentation, CRAFT members
Stipend: Starts at $600/month + housing in sweet cabin next to pond and food from the farm; monthly raises, 40-45hr work week with Sundays and most Saturdays off, weekly yoga classes, one week paid vacation, season end bonus, crop failures and hurricanes permitting!
Housing: Shared 2 bedroom house with kitchen and bath, 2-room rustic cabin with electricity and insulation
Preferred method Of Contact: Email
Internship Details: Each year, for the past 15 years plus, we hire 4 apprentices with whom we do our best to share all farm projects and skills. Skills you will learn and jobs you'll do include field observation, greenhouse work, planting, cultivating and harvesting of vegetables and cut flowers, pest management, machine maintainence and repair, irrigation, season extension, efficient systems set-up and work methods, work with CSA members and other volunteers, selling at farmer's markets and marketing.
Most days we work side by side with our interns and are always available to answer questions and explain the why and hows of our operation. Please check out our website site for lots more details and our application.