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Seedshed: Center for Seed Stewardship

We are a non-profit organization focused on seed justice issues.

Accord New York United States
Website :
http://www.seedshed.org
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
ken@seedshed.org

About the Farm:

We're located in the beautiful Hudson Valley region on New York State. Our farm is surrounded by woods, hiking, and rural towns. Our farm is certified organic. Our programs include Native American Seed restoration, locating and growing endangered regional varieties, working with farmers and chefs to increase seed diversity in the Hudson Valley, and producing seed.

Seed Crops Grown :
Other Crops :
Vegetables
Other Farm Activities :
Agri-tourism, Farmers market

About the Internship

Status:
Accepting Interns
General Expectations and work flow :

Most work days are 8 hours except during events, special work days, and "seedmergencies". Interns will work across multiple programs including the Native American Seed Sanctuary at Farm Hub, Kitchen Cultivars with Glynwood, and the Hudson Valley Seed Company. Skills include growing vegetable, flower, and herb varieties, evaluating varieties in trials, harvesting and processing wet and dry processed seeds. Educating communities about cooperative seed efforts. Drying, storing, testing and packing seeds.

On-farm training :

Wet and dry seed production in the Northeast. Cultivating and evaluating trials for agricultural and culinary traits. Hosting field days.

Compensation, Accommodations and amenities provided :

There is a weekly stipend but currently no housing options. We will work with the right candidate to help find affordable housing.

Preferred start date :
May 12, 2017
Preferred length of internship :
Through November month
Willing to host a spanish speaking intern? :
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