Farm Internship Opportunities in California, 2013

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Internship Opportunities at Heaven & Earth Farm in California for 2013

Heaven and Earth Farm is located in North San Juan, Nevada County, California. Internships run from March through November. Educational opportunities: Organic Plant Propagation, Nursery Work, Grafting and Budding, Greenhouse Production, Vegetable, Flower and Herb Market Gardening, Fruit, Berry and Grape Production, Orcharding, Direct Marketing, Composting, Seed Production, Bee Keeping, Chickens, Heritage Plant Exploration and Propagation, Homesteading Skills, Small Equipment Management, Ornamental Management, Community Living, Wildcrafting, Vegetarian and Vegan Food Preparation (and consumption!), Food Preserving Skills such as drying, juicing, fermentation, baking, canning, freezing. We live and grow on a gorgeous 11 acres on the San Juan Ridge, between the Middle and South Forks of the Yuba River at 2500' in the northern Sierra Nevada, 30 minutes from Nevada City and Grass Valley. Our farm is a mixture of productive fields, orchards, pines, oaks, madrone, cedar and fir forest, with a seasonal creek and four distinct seasons. We live and participate in an interesting, diverse community with a very active rural cultural scene. Google Amigo Bob Cantisano to learn more. Amigo is the owner of the farm. Amigo, Abby and Jenifer share day to day farm management, education and support. We offer a supportive environment for growth, community living, education and fun. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, berries, flowers, herbs, seedlings, heirloom perennial nursery stock, ornamentals, chickens and bees, using mostly hand methods and limited machinery. We market to farmers markets, neighborhood farmstand, direct to locals, wholesale to stores and restaurants, and at select events. You will learn a lot, and have a good time living and working on a diverse organic farm. You will get housing and board, continuing hands on education, occasional topic specific classes and a small stipend. We provide all food, 95% organic, and much of it from the farm. We eat a predominantly vegetarian diet; omnivores are welcome. There is a great outdoor kitchen and lounge, composting toilet, hot outdoor and indoor showers, computers, phones, laundry, etc. Apprentices work 40-50 hours per week in exchange for excellent organic food, housing (room, solar powered trailer, or tipi) and $75 per week stipend. Hours above 50 are reimbursed at $8.00 per hour, starting salary. There is opportunity to earn a generous bonus at season's end. (Do not send applications to beginningfarmers.org. Click the Read More tab and you will find contact information at the bottom of the post).

What we need from you: A strong interest in agriculture and homesteading, love of nature, good work ethic, great attitude, flexibility, community cooperation, a good sense of humor, and open and ongoing communication. The internship is for single people, no couples, sorry. We need your commitment for the entire growing season, March through November. Sorry, we are not able to accommodate short-term interns. Application deadline is January 1, 2013 or until positions are filled. We decide on the crew in early January. Work begins in March. For further information or to get an application please contact us below. This position has been filled, please do not apply.

4 Comments on Farm Internship Opportunities in California, 2013

  1. Joelann (Jules) Costa // November 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm // Reply

    Please send me an application for an intern. I am in the process of short saling my small former farm in Overton, NV & plan to relocate to the Bay Area to temporarily live with my son. I can forward my resume, references & skills upon receiving your application. I do have one question before I apply: I have a border collie mix dog, Lola, who is my steadfast companion who has been raised on a farm; can I bring her?

    awaiting your reply,

    Joelann (Jules) Costa
    702.397.6367

    • Jules, I don’t offer these internships. I just post them. Please go back to the original post. You’ll find contact info there.

  2. Interested in the Job, work, opportunities. thanks.

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