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Lamppost Farm

Contact: Steve Montgomery

Phone: 330-531-4240

Email: lamppostfarm@gmail.com, lamppostfarm@gmail.com

Website: http://www.lamppostfarm.com

Last Updated: 01-22-2018

General Description: Lamppost Farm is a non-profit, Christian educational farm raising grass-fed meats and hosting numerous community events throughout the season. We are looking for individuals (age 18 and older) interested in our year-long fellowship. Fellows will live, with summer interns and the Montgomery family, on site for the duration of their experience. Lamppost Farm exists to provide meaningful learning opportunities by engaging in purposeful and productive work, contagious relationships, and the celebration of "good ordinary food". Our goal is to use agriculture and its fruit to build individuals and groups in deeper relationship with themselves, one another, God, and God's creation. We raise Red Devon cattle, Coopworth sheep, pastured pork, 3,000-4,000 chickens per year as well as 200-300 turkeys. Although our main focus is grass-fed meats, we also have a thriving permaculture garden and numerous other elements of a sustainable lifestyle.

Internship Starts: 03/01/2018
Internship Ends: 03/01/2019
Number of Interns: 4
App Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year

Meals: Most meals are shared, including the cooking. Many of our events also include a meal with the larger community.

Skills Desired: Able to lift heavy objects and maintain active lifestyle. Able to be outdoors for sustained periods. Able to function on a team, including communication skills.

Educational Opportunities: Individuals in the fellowship will learn a variety of farming skills, including rotational grazing techniques, animal husbandry, including processing, machinery use, permaculture gardening, woodworking, and other sustainable lifestyle skills. Expect to learn on a spiritual, social and emotional level as well as physical and mental. Check our website for our educational workshop listing.

Stipend: As this position is strongly education based, fellows will cover their cost of living as well as a minimal education fee of $100 a month for the first 3 months. As skills are learned, their cost of living becomes absorbed by Lamppost Farm. See Internship Financial Structure on our website.

Housing: Fellows will live on site, likely sharing space with other fellows in a 1,400 sq. ft. renovated loft space including a kitchenette and living room.

Preferred method Of Contact: phone, email

Internship Details: Our fellowship is a highly communal and educational experience, sharing life together, including housing, meals, work and play. It will be an intense discipleship opportunity as farming is practiced through the lenses of Christian faith. We expect full-time involvement but encourage part-time work off of the farm as well. We typically operate 8-4 M-F with some flexibility as our weekends often require store management as well as on-farm weekend events.


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