Organic Farm Internship in Kentucky

Kentucky Organic Farm

Rolling Fork Organic Farm Internship in Kentucky for 2015

We are a certified organic farm in the knobs of western Boyle County, Kentucky. We deliver twice a week to a co-op in Lexington & have a CSA in Danville. We have 2 internships available.

No experience is required though, a positive outlook & willingness to learn are helpful. Interns receive a weekly stipend, a room in the intern cabin, & any of the food we grow. Interns are responsible for any other groceries they may want (coffee, cereal, bread, snacks). Interns work 35 hours per week, harvesting, washing & packing produce, delivering to our markets & general farm maintenance. Personal transportation is not required & we can arrange pickup in Lexington or Louisville.

The skills you will learn @ Rolling Fork Organic Farm will enable you to manage & grow a profitable farm on your own. We are striving to be as sustainable as possible, we use cover cropping as a means to increase soil fertility & weed suppression. We have pasture raised pigs that are also part of our fertility plan. Crop rotation & companion planting are also part of our growing schedule.

Summer harvest is increasing, so we are harvesting tomatoes, squash, beans, eggplant & more as well as caring for our tomatoes & starting construction on a small greenhouse. Fall seeding is also underway & an intern would basically get to experience an entire season in a few months, from seed to harvest.
Interested people can apply online :

http://www.rollingforkorganicfarm.com/apply-apprentice.html
Or by emailing rollingforkorganicfarm@gmail.com
Our hiring period is open. We would like someone who is available now through October.
More internship information is available here : http://www.rollingforkorganicfarm.com/work-with-us.html

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