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About the Placement:
Brief Placement DescriptionSmall-scale vegetable farming operation that produces top quality and nutrient-dense organic food. Our farming techniques grants us to keep building a healthy living soil. Our marketing approach allow us to be economically sustainable.
Detailed Placement Description
Never expand, intensify is the motto that guides us in our everyday actions. We grow in beds, not rows, to maximize the amount of space in our garden which at the same time reduces our need for external inputs like compost, fertilizer and water. The method of farming we employ seeks to eliminate the need for fossil fuel centric agriculture and instead looks to wisdom of past and present farmers to guide us in our way of growing food for our community. We believe that small-scale biologically intensive farming is the best way to address the major environmental and social issues of our time and that a healthier economy where farmers have a fair future can be created in small spaces, even on an acre.
Primary Production :Vegetables, Flowers, Berries
About the Internship:
40 hours per week.
Training Expectations :
Work five days a week from 6 to 8 hours. We need a healthy, active person with some field experience because the work sometimes can be exhausting. We expect values such as responsibility, respect, curiosity and leadership.
On-Site Training, Steward's primary activities :
Vegetable, berry and cut flower production. Primary activities: Harvest and process for market, planting, bed preparation, seedling germination, farmers markets.
Climate and Location Description
We are in a beautiful rural area. Our farm is located in Ridgewood Ranch where most of the property is on conservation, so we are surrounded by magnificent trees. There are other 4 agricultural/educational projects on the property so you will be surrounded by creative, young people with agricultural interest. There is a big pond and a pool to swim in the heat of the summer. The closest town is Willits, 10 minutes away.
Most of our rains come during winter and it is very dry during summer and fall. It gets over a 100°F in summer and the temperatures drop drastically at night.
Compensation :$1000/month, Private room and shared bathroom., All food will be provided if steward is willing to help with dishes from the community once a week.
Accommodations and amenities provided :
Private room and shared bathroom in a communal house. Communal spaces such as kitchen, living room and backyard. The house is in front of the garden so no transport is needed to get to the farm. Free internet available.