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Lamppost Farm

Contact: Steve Montgomery, 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 summer internship. Interns will live, with 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: 06/01/2018
Internship Ends: 08/31/2018
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: 05/01/2018
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

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 internship 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: Interns will receive farm-raised meals and housing for a conservative fee of $200/month. Successful interns may be awarded an opportunity to continue as paid staff.

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

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Internship Details: Our internship 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. Interns will be immersed in the fullness of the farming season, working with animals, gardens and other sustainable lifestyle elements as well as hospitality through on-farm events to the community at large.


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