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We have both paid (minimal) and unpaid intern work programs designed to help educate those who have a personal interest in learning about farming, but who have not made the decision to make farming their life.¬† Internships can vary greatly in duration and design, and they are often able to be customized to work in the intern's schedule.
We are currently accepting intern applications for 2015.¬† Contact us if you are interested in pursuing this possibility.
You can download the application here:
Job Announcement: Beginner Organic Farmer Internship (June-September 2015)
Overview¬†¬† Food|Waves‚Äô partner farm, Converging Creeks Farm (Colton), has developed a reputation for high quality organic produce and excellent customer service while providing unique training and volunteer opportunities for community members.¬† Recognizing the need to provide financial and technical support to the next generation of small-acreage stewards and home gardeners, we have created a seasonal internship position for beginners.¬† The successful applicant(s) will be trained in all aspects of how to operate a small production farm.
Responsibilities¬†¬† Our interns(s) will:
-Work two days/week (June-September) with a lead farmer and apprentice(s) that will supervise all aspects of sustainable agriculture (i.e. seed propagation, soil preparation, transplanting, etc.)
-Learn how to apply sustainable farming techniques to your increase your food production at home
-Participate in discussion-based and hands-on educational sessions
-Support a small non-profit by increasing field size, greenhouse production, harvest size, and sales of farm output
-Promote the educational component of the farm by working with community members (i.e. host regular volunteers, educate farm visitors, etc.)
-Work with goats, turkeys, pigs, and chickens
Required¬†¬†¬† A successful applicant will have the following:
-Desire to learn sustainable farming techniques in order to grow your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, as well as, educate others through community outreach
-Interest in the local, organic food movement and/or food-related issues
-Ability to work well with a team, excellent communication and organizational skills, resourceful, self-motivated, and hard-working
-Access to transportation (arrive on time for work on farm)
Financial ¬† This is a stipend position, but we will have to consider your availability to
determine the amount allocated to our interns(s). You may have the opportunity to stay over-night with access to a kitchen and bathroom, eat farm produce, and earn from the sales of produce, as well as, trade produce for other products (at markets only)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†