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The Borner Farm Project
1266 Walnut Street
Prescott, WI 54021
Contact: Diane Webster
Last Updated: 02-14-2018
General Description: The Borner Farm Project is a working 2-acre farm in the heart of Prescott, Wisconsin, uniquely located on a 20-acre parcel of undeveloped property. This is our tenth year in production! We grow a wide variety of produce using organic methods, and sell our produce at our on-site farm market, as well as through our CSA and to several local businesses. We host semi-monthly community pizza nights, where we make our own dough, use our own veggies, and bake the pizzas in our two hard-working wood-fired brick ovens. We offer classes and workshops throughout the year, and are involved with sustainability efforts in the Prescott community, as well as in the larger St. Croix Valley region.
Internship Starts: negotiable
Internship Ends: negotiable
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: no deadline
Minimum Length of Stay: Flexible
Meals: Meals will be discussed on an individual basis during the application process.
Skills Desired: No prior experience in a farm or garden setting is required! Our goal is to educate; as long as you've got a desire to learn independently as well as from and alongside co-workers and community members, you're set. Weâ€™re looking for hard-working, responsible, positive, and open-minded candidates to complete our farm force for the 2018 season.
Educational Opportunities: Soil-blocking, transplanting, direct-seeding, natural pest control, soil-amending, crop rotation/succession, and harvesting/storing produce are just a few of the many duties and educational opportunities an intern might be exposed to. Interns can learn the nuts and bolts of permaculture. Minor construction projects (chicken coops, greenhouses, etc) and permaculture-oriented projects (hugelkultur beds, rainwater catchment, designing microclimates) may pop up periodically. All interns will become pizza-making professionals!
Stipend: Interns will receive an hourly wage which will be discussed before the internship starts. They will also have the opportunity to travel down to take a week-long Permaculture Design Certification course with Midwest Permaculture.
Housing: Interns will be responsible for finding housing off-site.
Preferred method Of Contact: email
Internship Details: The Borner Farm Project is putting down some serious roots, and every intern is capable of making a tremendous difference to the project and community! This is the ideal internship for someone interested in being an essential part of the continued success of a unique urban farm with a big-hearted vision and a strong network of community support. It is also ideal for someone who wants to gain experience connecting a small town community with urban agriculture. We find what we
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