2017 Garden Internship at Foxhollow Farm
8905 Highway 329
Crestwood, KY 40014
Contact: Maggie Keith
Phone: (Office) 502-241-9674
Foxhollow Farm is a 1300 acre Biodynamic farm community located in Crestwood, KY; 15 miles north of Louisville, KY. We raise 100% grassfed beef on over 650 acres of pastures and are dedicated to growing healthy food and strengthening the relationship between human beings and nature. Entrepreneurial farmers lease small plots of land and grow a variety of produce and pastured animals through our partner grower program. We invite the public to experience our working farm through small farm tours, a nature trail, a concert series, and annual Fall Festival. Foxhollow is seeking two dynamic interns to assist with growing, harvesting and selling market garden products, assisting with events, and making value added products.
Foxhollow Farm Internship starts: April 17th, 2017
Foxhollow Farm Internship ends: November 18th, 2017
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: March 1, 2017
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 months
Meals: Produce and meat from the farm is provided. We have occasional farm lunches, potlucks and team meals. CSA/Market Gardener hosts lunch every Friday harvest day.
Skills Desired: Previous farm experience is helpful, but not required. We are seeking people with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a desire to learn. We have found that people who can work independently as well as in a team setting are most likely to succeed at Foxhollow Farm. We are seeking someone who has the ability to precisely follow instructions and has some understanding of math concepts, including measuring weight and volume. This job often requires strenuous physical demand. Interns need a high level of fitness and stamina, as they spend a lot of time walking, stooping, squatting, lifting heavy objects and working outside. A four week trial period and check in is required to assure our compatibility.
Educational Opportunities: Education is valued at Foxhollow. Hands on learning takes place through discussions and lessons in the field, training throughout the gardens, and an educational pasture experience led by our Head Herdsman. Interns have access to a library of books on organic and biodynamic farming along with business planning templates and resources. Monthly Partner Grower meetings, Biodynamic classes, and educational visits to other farms are also a part of the intern program.
Stipend: Stipend provided.
Housing: A Guest House on the farm provides comfortable accommodations for our interns. The 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house is smoke free and includes a common living space and kitchen. A washer and dryer is available. Intern housing is shared with each intern getting their own room.
Preferred method Of Contact: By phone or e-mail. We strongly encourage an in-person, on-farm interview for serious consideration.
Internship details: Foxhollow Farm’s Internship program exposes the Intern to a diverse mix of farming models. The intern will work in a CSA/market garden, tend to an educational raised bed garden, and assist with the farm’s pick your own pumpkin patch and Sorghum Sudan Grass “corn” maze. This person will also get a holistic view of a Biodynamic Farm Community. The Internship Program is co-lead by a Partner Grower with 10 years of experience as a Market/CSA gardener and the Director of Foxhollow Farm Community. The interns work with the Market/CSA gardener in the field on Mondays and Fridays and at Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. Interns work with the Director Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in Foxhollow Farm’s raised bed garden and pumpkin patch. He or she will learn about Gardening, Biodynamics, events, and canning. Interns are expected to work 40-50 hours per week. The job may require very early morning, evening, and weekend work. The goal of the internship program is to give individuals seeking a career in farming the resources needed to succeed. We strive to teach aspiring gardeners how to be good land stewards while growing food for their local community.