Farm Internship in North Carolina in 2013

Way of Life FarmInternship Listing from A Way of Life Farm in North Carolina for 2013 Farm Description: A Way of Life Farm is a diverse small farm in the foothills of WNC. They raise vegetables, strawberries and pasture-raised pork for sale and are establishing perennials including blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and a wide array of fruit trees. For home use, they raise chickens, bees, and corn.   A combination of sustainable practices including bio-intensive raised beds, keyline plowing, and permaculture design are used.  Their products are sold through farmers’ markets, CSAs, and restaurants. Visit their website, www.awayoflifefarm.com for more information or read a recent article about the farm at http://organicgrowersschool.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/craft-tour-a-way-of-life-farm-teaches-practical-soil-building-tips/ Contact Information: 828-287-1253, awayoflifefarm@gmail.com

Internship Description: The farm accepts 2 full-season interns from March 1- October 31.  Farming really is a way of life!  Interns take part in all aspects of the farm from vegetable seed to harvest, livestock care, marketing, and infrastructure projects, but should expect that the vast majority of time is spent growing vegetables. Interns work 45-50 hours/week with a typical day starting at 8am and ending   at 5:30. Each intern takes one long weekend/month (Saturday-Monday), with Sundays always off and a week of paid vacation in July/August. We aim to offer information and skills that will give you confidence to start your own farm. We work together and explain the hows and whys of various tasks as they are learned. As the season progresses, interns are given increased responsibilities around the farm.  We ask interns to determine personal goals for their time on our farm and we work with them to make the internship a valuable experience.  Field trips to other farms through CRAFT and work days on other local organic farms will provide a broader perspective.  Contact us for further details and an application. Qualifications: We are looking for curious interns with good communication skills and eagerness to work hard. The ability to work quickly and efficiently with a group as well as taking responsibilities  and working independently are important. A serious interest in farming for livelihood will make this internship most valuable to you. Compensation:  A personal camper-trailer with a scenic view, full kitchen, and outhouse bathroom. food from the farm, $400/month stipend, and most importantly- good information and practical experience. To Apply: Contact A Way Of Life Farm

2 Comments on Farm Internship in North Carolina in 2013

  1. i am a born and raised tobacco farmer’s grandchild; mecklenburg co. virginia. i would like to know more about your intership being i have been awared vrap benefits for edu. thru the dept. of vet. affairs.i am a resident of va beach, va as of now but is willing to relocate to use my va edu. benefits. 757-226-8806 or 434-378-4533 thank you

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