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Dripping Springs Garden

Arkansas, United States
MESA Notes - Public
Website :
http://drippingspringsgarden.com
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
Public Contact Information:
drippingspringsgdn@gmail.com

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

Production Acreage : #4
This placement is owned and operated by two male partners.
Number of Full-time Employees: 2
My farm/organization is: Certified Organic
I am an active member of : Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (conference presenter most years);
volunteer, Winrock International Farmer-to-Farmer program (India, Nepal, Senegal); Board of Directors, Fayetteville Farmers Market.
Educational Activities :
daily yoga practice with instruction;
periodic on-farm classes on select topics (irrigation, propagation, etc.); farm visits to other farms in area
Number and Type of livestock : no livestock
My farm/organization is: Certified Organic

Primary Production :

Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Berries, mushroom


About the Internship:

Availability:

Full for the Season

Training Hours:

40 hours / week plus optional assistance at Farmers Market on Saturday

Training Expectations :

Timeline: Seasonal training, ideally between April and November / Sales/Marketing operations: Stewards participate in most Saturday morning Farmers Markets in Fayetteville (leave farm 4:15 a.m., set-up 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., sell from 7:00 to 1 p.m.--rest of day free for town activities. Our farm strongly prefers the steward who prefers the quiet beauty of Nature to the excitement of city life; loves to work outside with crops (and has enough experience in the field to know whether this is true);is athletic and enjoys physical work and its challenges; is tolerant of heat, cold, and insects; has an open mind and tolerance of others with different religious beliefs, race, or sexual orientation; has a sense of humor; is interested in learning yoga or meditation.

On-Site Training, Steward's primary activities :

greenhouse propagation of seedlings; field bed preparation,transplanting,weeding; harvesting and post-harvest handling;
marketing of vegetables and cut flowers (farmers market and CSA)

Climate and Location Description

Average temperature/Typical weather :
April-May: 45-80 F.
June-Aug: 65-95 F.
Proximity to nearest town/city: Berryville, 15 mi / Fayetteville, 50 mi

Sept-Nov: 25-70 F.

No public transportation available in the area.

Compensation :

$450/ month, nice student room in new building, Free, daily food, Health insurance

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Room in upstairs of big timber frame barn or new guesthouse. Private room, shared bathroom, shared kitchen and common areas. Wi-Fi available.

Preferred start date :

April 1

Preferred length of internship :

7 months