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Patchwork Gardens
9057 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45417

Contact: George Mertz

Phone: 937-835-5807

Email: eat.patchworkgardens@gmail.com

Website: http://patchworkgardens.net

Last Updated: 01-27-2017

General Description:

Internship Starts: 05-01-17
Internship Ends: 10-30-17
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 Months

Meals: Provided at the farm, including fresh produce from the garden, grass-fed beef and pork, pastured poultry, raw-milk dairy, all raised responsibly and locally by friends.

Skills Desired: o Knowledge of and experience with growing vegetables without added chemicals
o Strong work ethic and desire to learn
o Self-motivated and willing to take initiative
o Attention to detail and efficiency
o Creativity and love for a sustainable lifestyle

Educational Opportunities: Learn with us as we share what we have gained from our experience.

Stipend: Weekly stipend of $200 increasing with length of stay and performance.

Housing: Provided on-site in renovated loft of 100+ year old barn with plenty of room for outdoor camping on warm summer nights (available but not required)

Preferred method Of Contact: Email

Internship Details: Patchwork Gardens is currently seeking someone to help with the day-to-day operations of the farm. We prefer candidates who are able to work full time (40-60 hours/week) and willing to stay with us for the length of the growing season (May-October). Availability to stay through November is preferred. We work also in the Winter months and we welcome applicants to contact us at any time during the year. The right person could have the opportunity to become a long-term partner in the farm. We are a young and fun group, learning fast and making progress in our first eight years of growing. We are fast-expanding in the Dayton area and we seek applicants whose energy will help us grow our business.

Major Duties

Transplanting and weeding
Harvesting, cleaning, packing, and delivering produce for our CSA, and wholesale customers
Sharing in responsibility of feeding, watering, and other care of livestock (hogs, sheep)
Providing assistance with construction projects and maintenance of farm infrastructure
Desired Qualifications Knowledge of and experience with growing vegetables without added chemicals
Strong work ethic and desire to learn
Self-motivated and willing to take initiative
Attention to detail and efficiency
Creativity and love for a sustainable lifestyle
Compensation Meals including fresh produce from the farm, grass-fed beef and pork, pastured chickens, and raw-milk, all raised responsibly and locally by friends
Housing in the renovated loft of our reconstructed 100+ year old barn is available but not required
Weekly stipend increasing with length of stay and performance
Please direct your inquiries to: eat.patchworkgardens@gmail.com or (937) 835-5807


 

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