Internship at Owl Wood Farm in Salem, New York for 2017
General Description: Owl Wood Farm is a small diverse vegetable operation located in Salem, NY. We grow intensively with hand tools on about 1 acre and sell at four local farmers markets. We grow organically and strive for a harmonious relationship with nature through small scale biological agriculture. A river flows close to the fields and offers a great place to cool off on a hot day. We are only a short distance to kayaking and other activities on the Battenkill River and there is a lot of hiking and biking in the area as well.
Owl Wood Farm Internship Starts: 05-01-2017 (flexible)
Owl Wood Farm Internship Ends: 09-15-2017 (flexible)
Number of Interns: 1 or a couple
App Deadline: Position open until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 Months
Owl Wood Farm Internship Details: We seek one intern or a couple to help us in the 2017 season from May to September, and the dates can be somewhat flexible. Tasks will include all aspects of organic vegetable farming including: seeding, transplanting, bed preparation, weeding, harvesting, and washing. The intern will be required to go to 1-2 markets a week with one of us, so ideally they would be good at quick math and enjoy talking with customers and sharing their love of great food. The intern will have 1 1/2 days off. We provide a stipend of $800-$1,000/month (depending on experience plus housing and lots of vegetables!). We are willing to teach anyone eager to learn the skills required. Please send resumes, 2-3 references, and a brief description of why you want to work on our farm to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write Intern Application in the subject line of your email. Feel free to call Mark or Lindsay at 518-538-9467 with any questions and we look forward to hearing from you!
Skills Desired: A Great Attitude, Sense of Humor, Punctuality, Flexibility, Willingness to Get Faster and Improve, Willing to Take Advice and Criticism, Good Communication Skills, Motivated and Hard Working, Observant, Ability to Follow Directions Well, Patience, Able to Work in all Weather Conditions, Can Lift at least 50lbs.
Educational Opportunities: Washington County has a very active farming community with lots of farms in the area to explore. We participate in a local networking group that organizes several farm tours each summer. On our farm, interns will learn from hands on experience. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about how to produce food sustainably or for someone who wants to start their own farm someday to see what it will entail.
Housing: Camper with hot water, propane stove, and electricity
Owl Wood Farm Website: http://owlwood.weebly.com/