Heart 2 Heart Farms Internships in Washington

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Internships at Heart 2 Heart Farms in Washington – 2018

Heart 2 Heart Farms is a small, forested, 10 acre permaculture farm nestled in the fertile hills of the Willamette Valley. Between the quaint towns of Newberg and Sherwood, this oasis is in the middle of wine country, just 30 minutes south of Portland, and an easy drive to year-round surfing, skiing, fishing, and the best hiking Oregon has to offer. Heart 2 Heart Farms is a teaching facility, hosting a myriad of community outreach, up-cycling, homesteading, and prepping workshops, so be prepared for early mornings, large crowds, and long hours. We are almost completely self-sufficient, producing large varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables, breeding, butchering, and selling heritage chickens, turkeys, rabbits, pigs, goats, sheep, cattle, yak, and alpaca. We tan hides, carve bone, save seed, and occasionally blow glass, throw pottery, create alternative/green energy, dig root cellars, and we build creatively and constantly.

We are excited to offer two 2018 Growing Season Internships at Heart 2 Heart Farms:

General Description: Heart 2 Heart Farms is a small, forested, 10 acre permaculture farm nestled in the fertile hills of the Willamette Valley. Between the quaint towns of Newberg and Sherwood, this oasis is in the middle of wine country, just 30 minutes south of Portland, and an easy drive to year-round surfing, skiing, fishing, and the best hiking Oregon has to offer. Heart 2 Heart Farms is a teaching facility, hosting a myriad of community outreach, up-cycling, homesteading, and prepping workshops, so be prepared for early mornings, large crowds, and long hours. We are almost completely self-sufficient, producing large varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables, breeding, butchering, and selling heritage chickens, turkeys, rabbits, pigs, goats, sheep, cattle, yak, and alpaca. We tan hides, carve bone, save seed, and occasionally blow glass, throw pottery, create alternative/green energy, dig root cellars, and we build creatively and constantly.

Heart 2 Heart Farm Internship Starts: 03-01-2018; Heart 2 Heart Farm Internship Ends: 11-01-2018

Number of Interns: 2

App Deadline: Rolling/Seasonal

Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Meals: We have an established food recovery program/gleaning operation capable of supporting most dietary needs, as well as weekly family/group meals.

Skills Desired: The ideal candidate for Intern I at Heart 2 Heart Farm: Passionate about regenerative food systems, sustainable agriculture, permaculture, animal husbandry, homesteading, butchering, self-sufficiency, and disaster preparedness. Adaptable and able to work well in adverse weather, in large groups, and alone Substance-free, no tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, including marijuana A self starter, eager to apply that energy to creating a change in the community Open to constructive criticism Able to provide her/his own transportation Able to lift up to 50 lbs alone or with a partner The Ideal Candidate for Intern II at Heart 2 Heart Farm: 2+ years on site farm experience, with references Experience with most/any of the following: Permaculture, organic gardening, regenerative food systems, animal husbandry and livestock rotation, food forests, butchering, mycology, aquaponics, natural building, power tools, large farm equipment Community-oriented, comfortable living in shared space Substance-free, no tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, including marijuana A self-starter, able to see a project through from concept to completion Eager to commit to full immersion during the growing and harvest season March-November Open to constructive criticism Strong communication skills Able to lift up to 50 lbs alone or with a partner.

Heart 2 Heart Farm Educational Opportunities: We have established internships through Clackamas, Oregon State, Portland State, George Fox, and Pacific. Weekly discussion forum on topics like: regenerative agriculture, soil amendment, permaculture design, building compost, animal husbandry, waste stream management. Weekly check-ins with host farmer Established onboarding curriculum Educational materials and literature to support growth Monthly supplemental programming including farm visits and guest lecturers

Stipend: Progressive stipend depending on skills and experience ranging from $0 to $600/month

Housing: We have a large hostel-type arrangement that sleeps 9, a loft, 4 tent sites, and one private room, two community bathrooms, two kitchenettes, and both indoors and outdoor showers. We love both children and pets, but sadly don’t have extra room to host them currently.

Heart 2 Heart Farm Preferred method Of Contact: Email is preferred, although text is great for short questions

Heart 2 Heart Farm Internship Details:

Intern I – Introduction to Farming – An entry-level farm internship/cultural exchange for folks with minimal farm experience. Are you looking for a hands on experience studying sustainable food systems? Maybe you want to get off-grid and become completely self sufficient. An internship at our permaculture based farm fits all sorts of backgrounds, from sociology and economics majors to botany and agronomics. Whether this is your first farm experience, or you WWOOFed your way across the nation last summer, interning with us will test your grit and stamina, fill your toolbelt with industry best practices, and give you the depth and diversity of skills you’ll need to build a successful future for yourself and your community. Live off site with the option to rent on-site housing. College credit available. Participate in daily farm chores and projects. Select an area of focus for a self-directed project – animal husbandry, gardening, natural building, marketing, journalism, videography, business, environmental science, sociology, engineering and construction, plus all trades.

Intern II – Mastering Regenerative Agriculture – An Advanced-level farm management educational exchange designed for the student who has a solid foundation of on-farm experience. You’ve cut your teeth on another farm and are eager and ready for immersive farm management training. This Heart 2 Heart Farms Internship is a fast-paced onboarding program that will teach and test leadership in a small-scale community-based agriculture setting. During your time as an intern you’ll build farm management skills and qualities while working independently, guided by the Heart 2 Heart Farms team, with the goal of developing autonomy in your chosen area of expertise. This elevated responsibility requires a strong foundation in farm life, so we ask that applicants have 2 years of farm experience with references available upon request. Our interns are valued members of our community and are treated as such, with on site group housing and farm fresh food, weekly farm family dinners, and access to the resources they need to knock an independent project out of the park. Live on site, group housing provided. Lead and direct visitors and interns on farm chores and projects. Develop expertise in one or more areas of interest for a self-directed project and leadership role. Weekly discussion forum on topics like: regenerative agriculture, soil amendment, permaculture design, building compost, animal husbandry, waste stream management. Weekly check-ins with host farmer. Established onboarding curriculum. Educational materials and literature to support growth. Monthly supplemental programming including farm visits and guest lecturers.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to volunteer@heart2heartfarms.com

Heart 2 Heart Farms

21555 SW Hells Canyon Rd

Sherwood, OR 97140

Contact: Tyler Boggs, Elizabeth Boggs

Phone: [Cell] 503-519-2127

[Home] 503-554-0630

[Cell] 503-840-9331

Email: volunteer@heart2heartfarms.com

Website: http://www.heart2heartfarms.com, http://www.facebook.com/heart2heartfarms.com

 

To learn more about farming jobs and internships or to post an opportunity on beginningfarmers.org, go to: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/

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