Our Table Cooperative / The Manav Foundation
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About the Placement:
Detailed Placement Description
We are a unique organization that brings together all members of the food community, from farmers to eaters under a single multi-stakeholder cooperative where all members can participate and have a voice. We grow vegetables, berries, flowers, honey, and poultry. Our commercial kitchen produces a full array of prepared foods and our on-farm grocery store carries a complete line of farm-fresh goods. We also conduct a variety of agritourism and educational events such as farm dinners, farm camps, brunches, cooking classes, etc. There are 20+ people working at the cooperative full time and we govern ourselves using Dynamic Governance. There are generally two interns in the summer.
Primary Production :
Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Berries, Poultry, Bees/Honey
About the Internship
Training Expectations :
40 hour work week which will include hands-on work on the farm plus on-site and off-site educational opportunities
On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :
All aspects of planting, growing, harvesting, and packing on a diversified cooperative farm.
Climate and Location Description
Summer weather is dry with temperatures between 75-105 degree F. Farm is located 15 miles south of downtown Portland on the rural/sub-urban edge. There is public transport to the nearby towns of Sherwood and Wilsonville located between 2 and 3 miles from the farm.
Accommodations and amenities provided :
No housing. Free internet during work hours on the farm.
Preferred start date :
Preferred length of internship :
4 months June-Sept or July-Oct