Position Description: Intern duties include milking and other animal chores and the whole range of market garden chores – starting seedlings and managing the propagation house, transplanting, preparing beds, making compost, harvest, and marketing. Household chores are expected of everyone – their little house is the “commons” for the farmers, and we prepare meals there and share dinner together. They also have a number of building projects in the works, including natural building as well as conventional techniques, and on-going work on the irrigation system. Help is always appreciated, and there’s lots of learning along the way.
In return, they offer room and board – a small cabin or tent platform, depending on the season and the population, and lots of good, organic food. We prefer longer commitments (three months is their preferred minimum), but also want both sides to have time to try out the position and see if it fits. If it fits well, they may work out a profit sharing arrangement for the right person. Michael is helping set up a small agricultural school nearby patterned on the apprenticeship program at UC Santa Cruz, and there will be significant opportunities for learning and participating there, once the program is fully launched next year. And They’re connected to the new Mendocino Farmers Guild, a network of mostly younger farmers and farm interns that holds monthly get togethers, farm visits, and workshops.
For more information contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.