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cliffside organic orchard llc
2218 Mollenberg Rd
Kettle Falls, WA 99141

Contact: Jeff Herman, Jeanette Herman

Phone: 509-738-6165

Email: jherman@cliffsideorchard.com

Website: http://www.cliffsideorchard.com

Last Updated: 12-26-2018

General Description: Orchard overlooks Lake Roosevelt(Columbia River)7 acre certified organic since 1982. Planted in 1982, orchard consists of cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines, pears, and apples. Potential for leasing or managing orchard. Some experience helpful.

Internship Starts: 04-01-2019
Internship Ends: 11-01-2019
Number of Interns: 3
App Deadline: ongoing
Minimum Length of Stay: Flexible

Meals: Varies.You are pretty much on your own. We have an apartment and a cabin equipped with his/her own kitchen and utensils, bathroom, and washing machine. Dinner is provided occasionally, and you can participate in work trade for all you can eat out of the vegetable garden. Some gardening experience helpful.

Skills Desired: Hard worker, willingness and strong desire to learn, love the outdoors, enjoy solitude, honest, friendly, good sense of humor, likes outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, biking, and hiking. Must have drivers license and car! Couples are welcome to apply. Must love farming and being in the country. Must be self motivated and a self starter.

Educational Opportunities: To learn all aspects of starting an organic orchard business. There is also a possibility to lease to the right person. Possible job managing or leasing orchard and farm.

Stipend: Intern is paid hourly for all orchard work. Pay is determined on experience ($12 per hour to start). Willing to pay more for experience. Really depends on how knowledgeable and experienced you are.

Housing: Free furnished apartment above the workshop equipped with kitchen and bathroom that has a queen size bed, perfect for a couple. We also have a one room cabin nestled in the woods on the property. There is electricity, but no running water and residents must use bathroom down at the apartment or outhouse next to the cabin.The cabin has refrigerator and stove. Bathroom has toilet, shower, and washing machine. Electricity included.

Preferred method Of Contact: email or phone

Internship Details: Pruning, grafting, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, planting trees, picking, packing, driving tractor, selling at farmers markets. All aspects of orchard work. Also assisting in home garden with planting, weeding, and eating.This could be a year round opportunity. Must be a self starter.


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