Skills Desired: Passion for farming with desire to gain small-scale organic farming knowledge and experience. Need to enjoy people, as helping with the Farmer’s Market and with children and adults who come to the gardens and greenhouses will be some of the duties. Greenhouse/garden tasks will involve making and planting soil blocks, maintaining compost piles, watering, attending flower/herb beds, greenhouse planting, transplanting soil blocks, and harvesting.
This is an opportunity to gain full-scale experience with an organization still in its infancy, much like a beginning farmer. They are hoping to expand our Farmer’s Market to reach more people in the community, promote local food production, try new and different approaches and encourage much more nutritional, healthy choice diets. Opportunities will be provided to visit several local farms in the area, and meet with local chefs who purchase our produce.
Housing: They can provide lodging in the house on our site, with your own private bathroom and bedroom, internet/wifi, phone, adequate kitchen facilities, and beautiful grounds to enjoy. The house serves as our office but a private bedroom is available along with a lovely livingroom setting and deck. An idyllic location.
Compensation: To be discussed, based on experience, availability, etc.
Preferred Internship Start Date: April 1, 2012; Internship ending date: Negotiable, preferably late October, 2012
Application Deadline: May 1, 2012
To Apply, Contact: Deb Query at 231 882 9801; Email: email@example.com