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John and Stephanie Campbell

Contact: Stephanie Campbell

Phone: 239-287-5111

Email: dinnerbellfarmnc@gmail.com

Website: https://dinnerbellfarmnc.com/

Last Updated: 08-31-2018

General Description: We grow an intensive market garden and pasture-raised laying hens for a CSA, Farmers Market, and local restaurants, as well as small herds of forest-and-pasture-raised hogs. We grow year-round. Our vegetable operation is on 1.5 acres and includes one greenhouse and two moveable high tunnels. We expect to install a third high tunnel this year. We are passionate about organic, sustainable practices and regenerating the land. The farm is just 10 minutes from Saxapahaw, 30 minutes from Carborro/Chapel Hill, 25 minutes from the CCCC Sustainable Ag program in Pittsboro, 30 minutes from Greensboro, and 50 minutes from Raleigh/Durham.

Internship Starts: 11-01-2018
Internship Ends:
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline:
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year

Meals: Daily full home-cooked farm lunch is provided along with access to "farmer-grade" produce and eggs.

Skills Desired: Qualifications - Prior farm work experience strongly preferred. - Self-motivated with an attention to detail and enthusiasm for organic and sustainable farming. - Work quickly and efficiently and eagerness to learn. - Work well independently as well as in a team setting. - Enjoy working outside in a variety of weather conditions. - Curiosity and enjoyment of problem solving, improving efficiency, and increasing production. - Positive attitude, sense of humor, and open mind. - Ability to work under challenging physical conditions including crouching, bending, kneeling and heavy lifting. - No tobacco or drug use.

Educational Opportunities: This area of NC is home to the Carolina Farm Stewardship Associaion, RAFI, many other food and farming organizations, and fabulous organic and sustainable farmers. There will be opportunities to attend workshops and conferences as well as learn from our network of farm contacts.

Stipend: Compensation is a monthly stipend commensurate with experience.

Housing: Optional private housing on-farm (two bedrooms, 1 - bath, living room, kitchen, carport, and internet access).

Preferred method Of Contact: Email

Internship Details: This position will work alongside the farm owner and other team members. Activities in the market garden will include soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, processing vegetables, and learning drip irrigation, soil fertility, cover crop utilization, integrated pest management, and season extension. Activities with the poultry and livestock will include pasture movement and feed/water management, collecting and washing eggs, and all aspects of pasture-raised systems. You will learn how to operate farm machinery, use equipment and various tools, build necessary infrastructure, and food handling and safety. Sales and marketing activities include processing and packing vegetables and assisting with farmers market, CSA, and restaurant markets. You will be involved in all crop planning and decision making with the intention that you will be ready to become a farm manager or farm owner upon completion of your time with us. Opportunities to develop permaculture and regenerative practices.


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