If you are interested in learning about organic farming, raising animals, or experiencing the rural life, then a summer internship might be right for you.
We offer a shared apprenticeship program with Willo' Wind Farm, an organic farm nearby. We believe a shared placement will provide interns with a more varied and enjoyable work routine and a diverse educational experience. It will also help each farm in developing best growing practices.
Both farms are small-scale, family operations with a mixture of animals and vegetables.
- 4 acres mixed vegetables
- permaculture techniques
- establishing orchard/vineyard
- pastured pigs
- small-scale grains
- rotational pasture
- milking goats/cheese making
- growing fruits and vegetables
- sustainable building
- manure/soil managment
Wheelbarrow Farm. Some of the learning opportunities include:
Willo' Wind Farm is a 50-acre family run farm aimed towards enviornmental sustainability and stewardship of the land. We have a 1 1/2 - 2 acre market garden, and raise a wide variety of animals. The produce and meats being raised and grown on the farm are sold directly to consumers through a csa, farm gate and the Uxbridge Farmers Market. Also on the property is a Bed and Breakfast, a yoga studio and circus (coming soon), so it is a busy place. Some of the things you are able to learn about on the farm are:
Apprenticeships are 6 and 1 month in duration
- 6 month internship - April/May to October
- 1 month internship - April to October (Wheelbarrow Farm only)
What we provide interns
- Room and board. A room in the house and 3 square meals a day.
- Land. We provide garden space to grow and sell your own vegetables.
- $200/month plus $300 year end bonus. (6 month)
- $100/month. (1 month)
- Education. Learn about the many aspects of farming: from vegetable production to marketing. We will take the time to make every activity an eductional experience.
- Self directed projects. We provide the space and resources for interns to take on self directed projects.
- We are members of CRAFT. Apprentices will participate in the monthly CRAFT workshop.
What we expect of interns
- 5 days of work per week
- shared cooking and cleaning responsibilities
- experience is not as important as enthusiasm and a positive attitude
- driver's license is a bonus, but not necessary
How to apply
Please send a resume as well as a cover letter explaining why you would like to apply and what you would like to learn. Applications are due January 31st. Interviews will take place at the farm at the beginning of March.
For more information contact Tony Neale, firstname.lastname@example.org or Adrian Stocking, email@example.com.