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Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co
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Important: This placement is offered only for Steward alumni in the Next Level Program.
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About the Placement:
Detailed Placement Description
These individuals would work in every aspect of heirloom seed growing, production, and sales.
Primary Production :
Berries, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Vegetables
About the Internship:
Training Expectations :
Train five days a week, in all sorts of outdoor conditions. Eight-hour days are most common. All tasks will be supervised by a team leader.
On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :
Seed starting, planting, garden prep and maintenance, greenhouse management, seed crop maintenance, harvesting, seed extraction and preparation. Trainees may also experience aspects of external grower screening and collaboration, intake of seed shipments, and germ testing.
Climate and Location Description
Semi-rural location. No easy access to public transportation. STEWARDS WITH VALID HOME COUNTRY DRIVERS LICENSE will have more independence/use of company vehicle. Training site is approx 5 miles from nearest food or gas. Weather temperatures typically range from 50 degrees F in early May to high 90F with high humidity in the summer months.
See accommodations description below., During work hours, the on-site vegan resturant would offer a midday meal, as available. This is not guaranteed.
Accommodations and amenities provided :
We have hosted other types of interns in the past, and we have offered housing with veteran employees who have the space. Our past interns have always been pleased with their situations. Amenities will vary, based on the family they are placed with.
Preferred start date :
May – June
Preferred length of internship :
5 months *possible 1-7 months extension based on participation and available lodging