Mother Earth Farm Internship 2017
Mother Earth Farm | http://www.efoodnet.org/about-us/mother-earth-farm/ |
Posted on: 01/09/2017 1:20 pmDates: March 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017
Mother Earth Farm is an 8 acre food bank farm run by the Emergency Food Network. Located in the Puyallup River valley, the farm uses organic practices to grow about 100,000 pounds of fresh produce a year for Pierce County food banks and hot meal sites. Mostly focused on vegetables, Mother Earth also has an orchard, beehives, and a small herb and flower garden. We work closely on all farm tasks with a crew of incarcerated people from the Washington Correctional Center for Women in Gig Harbor as an educational and job-training program. The farm also relies on the work of volunteers, hosting individuals and groups from our surrounding community.
We offer internships from March to November and are flexible regarding the start date and timeline for our potential interns. Interns will be involved with all aspects of vegetable and fruit production on the farm. Daily work will include cultivation, transplanting, plant propagation and harvesting of over 80 different varieties of organic vegetables. Education, connection to community resources and the local farming community will also be available. Continuing education credits through WSU are also available provided interns participate in on-farm learning opportunities. Transportation and on-site housing are not available and must be provided. Stipends may be available depending on commitment and timelines.
Please send a brief cover letter outlining why you are interested in Mother Earth Farm and a resume to Anika Moran () and Grayson Crane ()
Number of interns needed: 2
Kids Okay: No.
Pets Okay: No.
Car Required: Yes.
Experience Required: Helpful.
Work Hours: Negotiable.
Learning Opportunities: On The Job.