Raw Roots Farm Internship in California – Sierra Foothills, 2016
Raw Roots Farm is located in the Sierra Foothills just outside Yosemite National Park. Raw Roots Farm is a small, 5 acre vegetable and berry farm run by Andrew and Lauren Glikin. The farm runs year round and produces a diverse quantity of crops that are compatible with the seasonal climate they are grown in. The food is sold at local farmer’s markets and on the farm directly through a community shared agriculture (CSA) program. Raw Roots Farm also serves as a space to share and teach sustainable living practices like natural building, solar technology, grey water systems, and many more. Please visit the website (www.rawrootsfarm.com) for more information
Our interns are expected to put in 30 hours a week in exchange for housing and a $500 monthly stipend. Interns should be able to lift and carry 50lbs as well as work independently once trained. Daily jobs include building no-till rows, weeding, harvesting, weed wacking, building compost piles, and a variety of other tasks. Days can be hot at the farm so being able to handle 90F+ temperatures is very important.
The intern house is a beautiful 200sq/ft cob home that has a built in bed w/ mattress, running water, power, and wood stove. Interns are expected to keep their living space clean and tidy as we have many visitors to the farm throughout the year.
The Raw Roots Farm Internship in California will last 6 months with the option to extend it to 12. At the end of your internship you should possess the skills (below) needed to begin your own small farm.
- Crop Planning
- Building your own soil
- Monitoring soil Health
- Seed Purchasing
- Irrigation Management
- Permaculture pest management
- No-Till crop production
- As well as many other skills
To apply, please send a resume & cover letter to email@example.com. Application deadline 8/31/2016.