Mezza Luna Farms
Posted on: 04/22/2015 6:07 pmDates: March 20, 2017 through November 3, 2017 (dates are flexible)
General Description: Mezza Luna Farms was founded in 2012 by the husband and wife team of Ian “Farmer” Fels and Victoria Roos. We are kicking-off our fifth season, gearing up to grow and provide organic produce directly to our CSA members, and to local food hubs. We are strong supporters of sustainable agricultural practices and we believe people should be well traveled, not their food.
Skills Desired: We are looking for people who have an enthusiasm about farming, a desire to learn about farming, local food, comfort with working independently, and willingness to work hard outside in all weather for long hours at repetitive tasks. Prior farming or gardening experience is preferable but not necessary. We do require a valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 50 lbs., good listening and communication skills are a must. If you feel this farm and you are a good fit, please email us to start the application process.
Educational Opportunities: This is a work-based internship with most learning happening in the field alongside farmer Fels. You will get a well-rounded, hands-on experience of small-scale vegetable farming, including exposure to propagation, irrigation, soil preparation, weed management, season extension techniques, harvesting, insect & disease control, marketing, etc. Opportunities to participate in our CSA program, deal with local food hubs and our other customers will be included in the rotation of duties. We occasional go to other farms and workshops that address some aspects of small-scale farming not covered in our program.
Number of interns needed: 2
Couples Okay: Yes.
Kids Okay: No.
Pets Okay: No.
Car Required: Yes.
Experience Required: Helpful.
Work Hours: Part Time.
Learning Opportunities: On The Job.