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Farm Internship with Terravine Growers, SPC

Trellis Center/Terravine Growers | http://www.thetrelliscenter.com | contact@thetrelliscenter.com

Posted on: 03/22/2016 9:09 am

Dates: May through October (dates are flexible)
TerraVine Growers, SPC a grower of organic herbs and produce, located in Ellensburg, Washington, is a Social Purpose Corporation developed by four adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities. The growers have operated on the small-scale farm supported by the Trellis Center for four years selling directly to local restaurants, consumers at the local farmers market and on the farm.

www.thetrelliscenter.com and www.terravinegrowers.com
Terravine Growers is looking for an intern to help with the hands-on, small farm production with an emphasis on quality and attention to detail. Their primary duty and responsibility will consist of helping with the operations of our greenhouse facilities and outside garden/field production areas, along with the implementation of a new CSA program starting in 2016.

Expectations

Our Farm Interns will learn how to plant, cultivate and harvest on the farm. They will also learn how to run a small greenhouse operation and hydroponic techniques. They will learn about sustainable farming practices that include preserving and increasing soil health, companion planting, greenhouse growing and harvesting. The intern will also have an opportunity to learn all the business aspects of farming if desired.

Compensation 

Private housing w/all utilities included during internship; 40hr/week M-F; will work with intern’s schedule, Monthly stipend included.

 

 

Qualifications: Were looking for a person who is deeply committed to sustainable agriculture and is energized by building relationships with people of all abilities. This internship requires the ability to communicate with others, flexibility in job responsibilities, team player, creativeness and a fun attitude.

They will be working closely with both the Trellis/Terravine Growers Farm Manager.

Learning Objectives (for Internships)

Our Farm Interns will learn how to plant, cultivate and harvest on the farm. They will also learn how to run a small greenhouse operation and hydroponic techniques. They will learn about sustainable farming practices that include preserving and increasing soil health, companion planting, greenhouse growing and harvesting. The intern will also have an opportunity to learn all the business aspects of farming if desired.

Application Instructions 

If you would like to apply, please provide a resume and written description of your interest and experience in farming and why you want to intern with us. These can be returned via email to: Zach Johnson, Farm Manager; Subject: Terravine Growers Farm Intern; contact@thetrelliscenter.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of interns needed: 1

Kids Okay: No.

Pets Okay: No.

Car Required: No.

Experience Required: Helpful.

Specific skills or knowledge required: Vegetable growing and/or experience with autistic individuals a plus

Work Hours: Full Time.

Learning Opportunities: On The Job.

Meals: Separate Cooking.

Housing: Yes.

Paid: Yes.

About Trellis Center/Terravine Growers

Organization Category:

Grower Cerifications:
    Farm Programs:
      Grower Market:
      • Farm Stand
      • Csa
      • Home Delivery

      Acres: 20 acres

      County: Kittitas

      Point of Contact Name:


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