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Food|Waves promotes sust- ainable agriculture as a long-term solution to major environmental issues facing the overall health of the world’s soil, water and people. Our aim is to develop future farmers by providing the technical and financial support necessary to learn how to grow organic food for local consumers.

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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 2014.  Contact us if you are interested in pursuing this possibility.

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You can download the application here:

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Job Announcement: Beginner Organic Farmer Internship (June-Sept 2014)

 

Overview  Food|Waves’ 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 garderners, 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)                  

 

If interested, please download application above.  We will interview applicants after January 31st, and continue to accept applications until positions are filled. E-mail questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , thanks!

 

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