Do you want to be a farmer...or know someone who does? Last year we had three interns working with us, learning about running a CSA, incorporating Biodynamics into an intense market garden scheme, and planning, planting and maintaining native corridors. This year as a result of our desire to see more people growing and eating on a local scale and to help increase food production through sustainable small scale farming practices, we have formalised our internship programs into seasonal opportunities.
Our internship programs are an opportunity to learn a wide range of on-farm skills with particular emphasis on intensive market gardening and sustainable farming (Eliot Coleman being a great champion for us!).
The Autumn Internship focuses on harvesting for the CSA, refining the crop rotation for April - March and planning for the next five years, cover cropping and compost building to build soil fertility, sowing pasture and cover crops in fallowed areas, planning with the Biodymanic calendar, fruit tree maintenance and working on infrastructure (permanent and moveable greenhouses).
Applications are being accepted through 20 February for the Autumn Internship, 1 May for Winter, 1 August for Spring and 1 November for Summer.