No dig/no till market gardening, human scale internship.
We provide one-on-one and group training and experience in small scale produce operations following no dig/no till, beyond organic methods. Apprentices begin by working closely with Jennifer, the owner/operator of Wild Culture Farm. As skills are mastered, interns will be expected to work more autonomously on selected tasks. Activities will include greenhouse propagation, all aspects of field work from seeding/transplanting through cultivation, harvest and clean-up, processing and packing product and farm stand set-up/take down. Regular bed walks, and a weekly planning and debriefing meeting are also part of the schedule. Apprentices can expect to participate in farm and homestead related activities as needed, from 20 to 30 hrs. each week. 2 days off each week as well as opportunities to participate in other homesteading activities as time allows. A variety of other hands on learning opportunities are also available and including access to our extensive farm & garden reference library.
A strong desire to learn about food and food production is required. Those who are ready to learn and find satisfaction in hard work and a job well done will find much success here. Some experience working with plants and food is helpful. Expect to work rain or shine performing physically demanding work in sometimes hot or cold conditions. General work skills of reliability and follow through, clear, respectful communication, and attention to detail are expected. A cheerful disposition is most appreciated!
We recommend apprentices bring their own transportation (car/bike/skateboard) or be prepared to have limited access to off-farm activities, negotiating shared rides with others. The ability to prepare meals from fresh and minimally processed ingredients is highly beneficial.
Send letter of interest, resume, and a minimum of 2 employment/volunteer-related references.
3-month stay required.