Seeking Organic Farm and CSA Interns in Dayton, Ohio for 2012
Patchwork Gardens is currently seeking help with the day-to-day operations of the farm. They prefer candidates who are able to work full time (40-60 hours/week) and willing to stay with them for the length of the growing season (March-November). The right person could also have the opportunity to become a long-term partner in the farm. They are a young farm with a lot of heart and the desire to grow so this is an exciting opportunity to learn and become a part of something big.
Major Duties Include:
o Starting plants from seed and transplanting seedlings into the garden
o Preparation and maintenance of garden including tilling, broadforking, spreading manure, watering, weeding and mulching
o Harvesting, cleaning, packing, and delivering produce for our CSA, wholesale customers, and farmers’ markets
o Sharing in responsibility of feeding, watering, and other care of chickens
o Providing assistance with construction projects and maintenance of farm infrastructure (especially greenhouses)
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with growing vegetables without added chemicals; Strong work ethic and desire to learn; Self-motivated and willing to take initiative; Attention to detail and efficiency; Creativity and love for a sustainable lifestyle
Compensation: Meals including fresh produce from the farm; Housing in the renovated loft of our reconstructed 100+ year old barn or in outdoor campsites; Weekly stipend starting at $200/week and increasing with length of stay and performance
Please direct your inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 835-5807. Applicants will be required to visit the farm for a working interview and trial period before signing on for the full season.