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4132 Hanson Rd
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Contact: Ren Albright
Last Updated: 02-06-2012
General Description: Lark Meadows is a diversified farmstead committed to sustainable practices. We raise organic vegetables, fruits, unusual edibles, medicinal herbs, meat goats, dairy sheep, art and music. Located on 40 acres near a college town, Seattle is 1 1/2 hrs away. We have a fully-equipped wood shop. In 2011, we added pigs, bees and a 20' x 30 hoophouse to the farm. In 2012 we will be focusing on a small CSA , marketing grass-fed lamb, goat & pork, while continuing to refine our farmstead sheep's milk dairy products.
Internship Starts: March 15
Internship Ends: November 1
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: Ongoing
Minimum Length of Stay: Prefer full season, minimum 3 months
Meals: We will share a main meal together 2-4 days a week. Interns will participate in food prep, cooking and clean-up. When available, there will be access to produce, milk, meat and eggs as produced on the farm. Some bulk items like rice, beans and oatmeal will also be provided. We are omnivores and wheat-free.
Skills Desired: Farm experience great, but not required...honest, strong & steady, with an eye for detail. Able to ask questions when in doubt, and willing to work toward clear communication and harmonious community living. Experience in growing hay, maintaining and fixing farm equipment a plus. Love of animals a must.
Educational Opportunities: Opportunity to learn a variety of organic and sustainable practices including organic gardening, animal husbandry, making herbal medicines, putting up food and dairy products, selling at local Farmer's Market...access to complete woodshop and opportunity to participate in conventional and alternative building projects.
Stipend: Yes, modest. $250/month
Housing: Not fancy--trailer and room with small stove and fridge.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email or Phone
Internship Details: Interns will be game to do whatever needs to be done, which may include: digging, raking, planting, weeding, mowing, turning compost piles, fencing, tractor work, feeding and doctoring animals, cleaning pens, trimming feet, helping with kidding and lambing, milking, processing the harvest (canning, drying, making cheese, yogurt, herbal tinctures, etc.). May attend Farmers Market. We work hard, but also value FUN! We are very involved with art and music, and endeavor to create beauty in all that we do on the farm.