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Sublime Organics LLC





MESA Notes – Public
Website :
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]


About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

A small family farm, 67 acres, certified organic, certified Animal Welfare Approved, use biodynamic principles, livestock on targeted pasture year-round, fruit tree and berry orchard, bird watching opportunities, hiking nearby, rural living, healthy living, great food, attempt to eat mostly the food we produce, possible WWOOF volunteers at same time

Primary Production :

Berries, Goats, Herbs, Poultry, Sheep, Tree fruits, Vegetables

About the Internship:

Training Hours:

40 hours/week

Training Expectations :

supervised by farm owners, respectful cooperative living expected, varied duties, respect for property (i.e., livestock, equipment, home, etc..), passion for farming and learning

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Animal husbandry, seed starting, seedling transplanting, cultivating, weed management, plant nutrition, fruit orchard care and harvesting, grazing management, harvesting, pasture maintenance, farm building and equipment maintenance and repair, irrigation management, packaging, food processing

Climate and Location Description

Sublimity is a very small town located in the Willamette Valley and is primarily a farming community. Salem, the state capitol is about 15 miles west. The valley sits between the low-elevation Coast range to the west and the dramatic Cascade range to the east. Winter weather systems become trapped in the valley and rain systems stall out for weeks at a time, dumping rain from November through March, which is why the vegetation in this area is so lush. Winter temperatures are regularly, but only temporarily freezing. Summers are mostly clear skies and beautiful, and sometimes very hot, but only for short windows of time.

Compensation :

Private room in our home. Shared bathrooms (2). Laundry facility, shared kitchen, living room, dining room, Free, daily food, On the Job experience with farmers, Free webinars approximately 1 time/week with USDA, FACT, Friends of Family Farmers, Rodale Institute, etc.., other farms of many types nearby

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Private room in our home, free internet, use of bicycle

Preferred start date :

April 1

Preferred length of internship :

up to 12 months