Internship Opportunity on Sustainable, Diverse, Innovative and Beautiful Pennsylvania Farm, 2013
Old School farm is Located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and consists of a total of 54 acres. There are a variety of terrains including: river bottom, pasture, wetlands, woods, moss glades, and a small orchard. The sound of a small creek's falls flowing behind the house can be heard throughout the year. The view from the farmhouse kitchen and upstairs bedroom overlooks 15 acres of floodplain pasture ending along the meandering Dyberry Creek. The surrounding area is a mixture of wooded hillsides and rolling pastures, populated by local farms, vacation homes, local homes, and summer camps.
They are looking for two English speaking interns who can start work sometime in June (or possibly sooner) and stay until the end of August or early September. Interns will have their own room in the 5 bedroom farmhouse and are expected to work 5 or 6 days per week. Work day lengths and tasks will vary. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with Roger Hill, a veteran organic farmer and soil expert who oversees our vegetable plot. A strong work ethic and helping to keep a neat house are requirements.
For 2013 they are expanding their organic vegetable patch to 1 acre. They have five Icelandic sheep with lambs due to arrive in late spring. They also have two bee hives, a flock of free ranging laying hens, heritage turkeys, and coming in spring a couple of milk goats. A new timber frame/Amish-built barn was completed in 2012 and friday pizza nights and cooking workshops will be conducted from this structure.
Their long term goal for the farm is self-sustainability; operating on its own with zero off farm inputs. They will also be setting up a maple syrup operation and growing wild mushrooms. If you like diversity and experiencing a lot of variety of work and learning opportunities on a small farm in a bucolic location, then this farm is a good match.
Activities available in the area include: hiking, fishing (trout stream abuts property), swimming, canoeing, biking, golf, shopping and museums. There is also a movie theater close by and the famous Wayne County Fair.
Meals will typically be based around what is available on the farm. They now also have a wood fired earthen oven for making our own bread and pizza.
The website is (loaded with fantastic stories and pictures) is at: www.OldSchoolFarmers.blogspot.com
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