Raw Roots Farm 2018 Summer Internship Catheys Valley California – Sierra Foothills
Raw Roots Farm is located in the Sierra Foothills just outside Yosemite National Park. Raw Roots Farm is a small, 4-acre agro ecological vegetable, fruit, and berry operation run by Andrew and Lauren Glikin. The farm runs year round and produces a diverse quantity of crops that are compatible with the seasonal climate they are grown in. The food is sold at local farmer’s markets and on the farm directly through a community shared agriculture (CSA) program. Raw Roots Farm also serves as a space to share and teach sustainable living practices like natural building, solar technology, grey water systems, and many more. Please visit the website (www.rawrootsfarm.com) for more information.
Our interns are expected to put in 40 hours a week in exchange for housing and a $100 weekly stipend. Interns should be able perform duties in a hot dry climate, feel confident working alone, as well as lift and carry 50lbs. Daily jobs include maintaining no-till rows, weeding, harvesting, weed wacking, building compost piles, planting, and a variety of other tasks. Again, days can be hot at the farm (in summer) so being able to handle 90F+ temperatures is very important.
The intern house is a unique 120sq/ft cob home that has a built in bed w/ mattress, running water, propane stove, power, and wood stove. Interns are expected to keep their living space clean and tidy as we have many visitors to the farm throughout the year.
The Raw Roots Farm Internship in California will last 3-6 months with the option to extend it to 12. At the end of your internship you should possess the skills (below) needed to begin your own small farm.
- Crop Planning
- Building your own soil
- Monitoring soil Health
- Seed Purchasing
- Irrigation Management
- Permaculture pest management
- No-Till crop production
- As well as many other skills
To apply, please send a resume, references, & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline 5/1/2017.
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/