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UWC-USA Agroecology Research Center
365 CR A11A
Montezuma, NM 87731
Contact: Ben Gillock, Ben Gillock
Last Updated: 04-23-2018
General Description: The UWC-USA Agroecology Research Center (ARC) is the educational farm and outdoor classroom of UWC-USA, an international high school located in Montezuma, NM. Our growing area includes a 3000 sq ft high tunnel for year-round production, a half acre of market vegetables, and a perennial herb garden. We also keep around 50 chickens for eggs. All produce is used in the school cafeteria. The ARC is 20 acres which include around 1/2 a mile of the Gallinas river, and is adjacent to several thousand acres of forested land that is publicly accessible. We use organic practices, and seek at all times to make our agricultural practice one that benefits our ecosystem. Students provide labor on the farm during the school year, and we host interns during the summer months when school is out.
Number of Interns: 2
Minimum Length of Stay:
Meals: Self-made. Access to vegetables and eggs from farm. $50/week food stipend. Equipped kitchen provided.
Skills Desired: Previous farm work experience preferable, but not required.
It is essential that inters be willing and able to do sustained manual labor and maintain high quality of work. We seek co workers who have a casual, problem-solving attitude and a joyful approach to work.
Educational Opportunities: Learn concepts and skills of sustainable agriculture, with a focus on vegetable farming & egg production, along with basic land management and construction skills.
Stipend: $50/week food stipend. Interns will be provided with a private dorm room on campus, with access to a shared bathroom and kitchen. Interns will also have access to our school gym, library, grounds and internet.
Housing: Interns will be provided with a private dorm room on campus, with access to a shared bathroom and kitchen. Interns will also have access to our school gym, library, grounds and internet.
Preferred method Of Contact: email
Internship Details: We are seeking interns for the summer growing season - beginning in late May and running through mid August.
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Farm Coordinator, engage in all growing activities, including bed preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting, irrigation and other miscellaneous tasks. Interns will tend to the chicken flock, including opening and closing each workday, making sure food and water is available, and collecting eggs. One day each week, an intern will take full responsibility for all farm operations one day to allow time off for other team members. All staff are expected to communicate in a clear and timely manner about any issues impacting farm work. Interns are expected to work five days a week, 8 hours a day for the full 12 week period of 6/25-8/15