Description

2015-2016 White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Intern, Jackie Schwenk, works in the high tunnel one January afternoon.

2015-2016 White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Intern, Jackie Schwenk, works in the high tunnel one January afternoon.

Field work and study. Organic gardening intern should expect to work in the greenhouse, harvesting, wedding and planting. Work includes standard gardening projects, record keeping, marketing selling, CSA production and other market garden tasks depending on the season. The internship position is intended for individuals who wish to have a combination of field work and academic study. The intern will also complete a project in his/her chosen area, so applicants should have a strong desire to learn.

Applicants must be physically fit, capable of completing the rigors of garden work and able to work in a variety of weather conditions. Previous farm experience is preferred, but not necessary to apply. Mostly, we encourage an interest in sustainable farming, a willingness to learn and ability to self-direct.

Duration

Duration is negotiable. There is a minimum commitment of three months, with options up to 12 months.

Start date

Open

Hours

Five days a week with occasional Saturday mornings – roughly 35-45 hours a week total

Stipend/salary/benefits

Compensation includes a daily cafeteria lunch,  private room, farm produce, $150/month stipend, and access to WVC workshops. There are also opportunities to learn fiber arts such as felting, knitting and spinning.

 Deadline

Applications are always accepted. Apply by end of February for best consideration for summer.

Application procedure

Contact Robyn Morton at wvc@spsmw.org or 812-535-2932