Expect a diverse workload. All planning and decision making usually happen in the winter months, so interns will only be able to see the plans they have made and will work making them come to fruit. Daily responsibilities will vary: bed preparation, plant propagation, planting, maintenance of perennial plantings, weeding, harvesting, continued planting, and interacting with CSA customers will all be part of an interns role. It is the farmers’ hope that interns not only enjoy growing food for their customers, but also appreciate and deepen their connection to food as it passes from their hands into the local community of customers, neighbors and friends.
Most learning and instruction takes place during the course of an individual’s stay as each new part of the season unfolds. Discussions are often impromptu, occurring during meals or field work. They have an extensive library of agricultural and farm related materials and are willing to take the time to provide guided readings and discussions on topics that suit each individual’s interests as they arise.
A small weekly living stipend is provided to interns regardless of level of experience. Interns live in the farmers’ house and have use of a communal kitchen (where CSA shares are prepared and bread is baked for customers). Lunches during workdays are provided; breakfast and dinners are generally not shared, although interns are given access to a pantry where certain staples are provided. Upkeep and maintenance of their personal space is the responsibility of interns. No pets. Friends and partners are welcome to visit and help on the farm. Driver’s license preferred. No smoking.
Please contact Craig Jensen via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 603-899-2806. He will send you an application and questionnaire for you to complete and return. Any additional information, such as a CV, letters of recommendation, etc., is welcome and appreciated. Applications are taken until positions are filled, which usually occurs by March 31. For more information about the farm, please visit our website, www.sunmoonfarm.org.