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Gaia Rising Farm
7389 Chestnut lane
Anacortes, WA 98221
Contact: Sequoia Ferrel, Lane Parks
Last Updated: 02-16-2012
General Description: Gaia Rising Farm is located on beautiful Guemes Island in the San Juan archipelago of Washington State. It is but a 5 minute ferry ride into the town of Anacortes. Our homestead has for 25 years been an example of sustainable living methods, including photovoltaics and greywater systems.
Gaia Rising Farm is a nonprofit dedicated to providing food security in a changing world and helping our community to make a transition to a life without dependence on fossil fuels. We have completed our first season as a member supported farm. Our focus has been on growing staple crops such as small grains, dry beans, onions, corn, squash and potatoes and also winter vegetables. We are accepting volunteers who will work 20-30 hours per week on the farm and homestead in exchange for room and board in our lovely home. Learn all about how we are growing the majority of our yearly food needs and about how to store and preserve the harvest bounty.
FARM MANAGER WANTED
Gaia Rising Farm has completed its first season as a member supported farm and is seeking a farm manager who will be responsible for planting, cultivating and harvesting and other day to day farm operations. This person will work closely with the project director in setting up planting plans and determining needs for extra labor and helping chart the future of the farm. The right person for the job will have experience in and be committed to organic methods and permaculture and have an understanding of the Transition Towns movement. Enthusiasm is important. This is a unique opportunity to get in on the beginnings of a project that is changing our food system from the bottom up. Compensation will be negotiated depending on experience. Call Sequoia (Susan) Ferrel for more information, or email her at; email@example.com.
Gaia Rising Farm is a nonprofit dedicated to providing food security and helping our community transition to life beyond fossil fuels. It is located on beautiful Guemes Island in the San Juan archipelago of Washington State. It is but a 5 minute ferry ride into the town of Anacortes.
Internship Starts: varies
Internship Ends: Oct. 30 ,2012
Number of Interns: 2
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 month
Meals: Homegrown meals are provided from the bountiful homestead produce. Interns are expected to help with cooking and household chores.
Skills Desired: Enthusiasm and a desire to work hard as well as to learn and have fun is the most important requirement. Some experience is helpful also.
Educational Opportunities: The farm director is happy to share as much as she knows and explore avenues for gaining more learning. A curriculum is available for further study.
Stipend: negotiable, depending on experience and commitment.
Housing: A private room is available .
Preferred method Of Contact: email or phone
Internship Details: We are accepting volunteers who will work 20-30 hours per week on the farm and homestead in exchange for room and board in our lovely home. Learn all about how we are growing the majority of our yearly food needs and about how to store and preserve the harvest bounty. Chores now will be maintaining the crops through weeding and planting crops for the fall and winter harvest.
Soon we will be harvesting the crops and threshing and cleaning seeds and getting them ready for the farm members. Fall cean up, soil preparation and planting will follow.
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