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Farm Internship Opportunity – Shaw Island

Old Copper Farm | |

Posted on: 01/04/2017 7:41 am

Dates: May 1, 2017 through October 15, 2017 (dates are flexible)

Old Copper Farm on beautiful Shaw Island in the heart of the San Juan Islands of Washington State is seeking 1-3 interns for the 2017 growing season. We are a small, family run, sustainability oriented farm growing organic vegetables for our local market. We distribute our produce via a CSA program, a farm stand, and through the food co-op on Orcas Island.

We are looking for help from the May 1st to October 15th. These dates are flexible. Interns are expected to work four, eight hour days per week. Most likely Thursday through Sunday. Housing, utilities, and as many vegetables as you can eat are provided. A small stipend may be available after a probationary period and depending on experience. Interns must have a vehicle with insurance.

Intern responsibilities will cover all aspects of growing and selling vegetables. This will include starting plants, preparing soil, transplanting, installing drip irrigation, garden maintenance such as weeding, harvesting, pest management, and fertilization, packing and distributing CSA boxes, running the farm stand, and more. By the end of the season, you will have a good understanding of what goes into running a small farm. We will show you the tools and methods we have adopted for growing tons of delicious vegetables. Additional educational opportunities on topics such as small engine repair, soil science, composting, and chicken raising for eggs and meat, and more will be available.

If you are thinking about starting your own farm and would like to get some experience or just want to spend the summer working outside in a beautiful, quite environment, our intern program is a perfect option.

If you are interested in an application or more information, email us at [email protected]

Number of interns needed: 1-3

Couples Okay: Yes.

Kids Okay: No.

Pets Okay: No.

Car Required: Yes.

Experience Required: Not Necessary.

Work Hours: Part Time.

Learning Opportunities: On The Job.

Meals: Separate Cooking.

Housing: Yes.

Paid: No.