Shepherd Valley Farm, located in Niwot Colorado is Looking for two interns for 2013.
Shepherd Valley Farm is just north of Boulder Colorado, on the campus of a K-8 Waldorf school at 6500 W. Dry Creek Parkway, Niwot Co 80503. They are currently cultivating three acres and have a 75 family Community Supported Agriculture program. Shepherd Valley Farm is the production portion of our operation and the Farmer Cultivation Center is the educational side of our program. For more information visit our web site at www.everybody-eats.org. To speak directly to the program director call Juliette @303-908-6979. This will be our third year in operation and we have a lot to share with new potential farmers.
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What they we are looking for: We are looking for individuals who are interested in farming as a vocation but have not experienced the day to day aspects of farming and would like to try it to a season. We do ask that you make a commitment for the growing season. We are looking for candidates who can commit to 5 -20 hours a week for the growing season April – October 2013. Participate will receive a share of farm fresh produce and individualized mentoring from farm manager who is qualified to teach horticulture, equipment use and safety, marketing, and business planning. Interns must be prepared to work outdoor in extreme weather conditions, and physically capable of bending, lifting and packing. Interns must have own transportation and housing in the area.
They have two potential internships available for the 2013 season. One is strictly field work at 5-10 hours per week. This component is designed to give interested people a chance to work on a production farm with mentoring and teaching provided as well as a share of fresh farm produce for the season.
The other is a broader 10-20 hours per week participation in the Farmer Cultivation Center program which is designed to prepare participants for a career in market farming in Boulder County. The first year of the two-year program combines classroom instruction with real hands-on experience at our farm and at other farms in the area. Instruction tracks include Business and Production Planning, Operations Management, Sales & Marketing, Horticulture, and last but not least, The Centered Farmer. They have opportunities to plan the season's production, design the beds, create a planting and harvest schedule, and manage labor to make it all happen. FCC Interns are assigned a ¼ acre plot that becomes the sandbox for learning. The produce that is grown on that plot is funneled into the CSF program that feeds people in the community. Applications for the Farmer Cultivation Center can be downloaded from www.everybody-eats.org
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