Rabble and Roost is looking for interns for the 2018 season. If you are interested in learning more about growing your own food, starting a farm, or just spending more time outside working with your hands we would love to talk to you.
WHY WE’RE LOOKING FOR INTERNS
Having a few extra hands on the farm is always great. This farm is mostly a one woman show and there are often tasks that are quicker, more efficient, and more fun with a few people around. We also look forward to having a fresh set of eyes for problem solving and envisioning the direction of the farm.
- Commitment for the entire 2018 season Feb 1 – Nov 1
- Minimum 1 day/week for 4-5 hours. Schedule is flexible but must be consistent.
- Must have own transportation to and from the farm
- Willingness to work outdoors in the cold, heat, or rain
- Good communication skills
WHAT INTERNS CAN GAIN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE
While this program may be most beneficial for someone looking to someday start a farm of their own, it could also be a good experience for someone interested in learning more about vegetable production, seasonality, and animal husbandry for their own personal benefit. Working continuously on one site for the entire season is an invaluable experience for learning the cyclical nature of the farm. Interns will participate in the following activities:
- Designing a planting plan and calendar for the season
- Preparing beds, laying drip irrigation, starting transplants, and seeding in the field
- Weeding fields, rotating crops, companion planting, and harvesting
- Preparing fields and animals for winter, season extension, and crop storage
- Financial overview and profit/loss analysis
- Potential school credit for students
This is an unpaid internship position. We are happy to work with you on any individual goals or focuses you may have in regards to farming. Surplus produce, seeds, and transplants may be offered to interns when available. Please APPLY ONLINE or CONTACT US with any questions.