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Seattle Tilth Farm Works is Hiring Interns

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Posted on: 04/15/2016 5:21 pm

Seattle Tilth Farm Works (STFW) is a farm incubator program which provides educational and business opportunities for aspiring farmers in the Puget Sound region. Seattle Tilth is an environmental education organization that seeks to build an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system. STFW helps achieve this mission by providing opportunities for aspiring, limited resource farmers to gain hands-on experience growing, harvesting and selling crops using organic practices.

The STFW farm is located 4 miles east of the Green River, in Auburn, Washington. We received our Organic Certification in 2015 and grow approximately 40 different varieties of vegetables on 9 acres, as well as managing a small orchard of apples and plums. In 2016, crops grown by our 26 participant farmers will be distributed locally through the Seattle Tilth Food Hub to a 400-member CSA, farmers markets, food banks, and Seattle restaurants.

STFW interns are involved in all aspects of the farm and work closely with program staff and participants. As much as possible, Seattle Tilth seeks to create a collaborative environment driven by learning-by-doing models. Interns learn about and participate in greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems, harvesting, post- harvest handling, distribution, on-farm conservation, and site management. Interns have the opportunity to participate in the Organic Farming Education Program through June as well as to become members of a unique and diverse community of farmers. Our internship program is certified under the Washington State Labor and Industries Farm Internship Project.

Full information about the internship position is available here.

Please email a brief cover letter and resume to Leah Grupp-Williams at . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible for consideration.

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Seattle Tilth Farm Works intern!

Couples Okay: Yes.

Kids Okay: No.

Pets Okay: No.

Car Required: No.

Housing: Yes.

Paid: Yes.