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2011 Farm Internships

We are now accepting applications for 2011 Farm Internships. 

We are looking for motivated seasonal interns with a passion for urban farming, community building, efficiency, and sustainability and a willingness to do hard work in all kinds of weather. Sustained energy and a love of physical labor are essential to the farm’s success. We look for applicants eager to learn about plants and their production. It is an opportunity to learn hands-on, but you will learn the most as someone who is committed to your own education as a learner.

Will work with the Operations Coordinator on activities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Seed or transplant, cultivate, and vegetables, herbs, flowers, and other crops using organic practices
  • Harvest, clean, divide and distribute produce to shareholders
  • Supervise youth, adult, and community workgroups and volunteers
  • Provide educational tours
  • Construct and maintain irrigation systems
  • Work on improving weed and pest control
  • Operation of Farm Stand
  • Competently perform farm operations by the end of the season
  • Maintain enthusiasm about the work at the DeLaney Community Farm 

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to do outdoor, repetitive, sometimes boring, physically demanding work
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and an awareness of personal and farm safety
  • Some knowledge of organic farming a plus, but not necessary with a good attitude and strong work ethic
  • Willingness to collaborate with DUG staff, farm staff, other interns, shareholders and community groups
  • High comfort level in diverse settings and diverse communities

Benefits:

  • Organic agriculture training and education
  • Working for an organization that benefits diverse communities
  • Free organic produce
  • Possibility of stipend
  • No housing offered

For more information, including hours and how to apply, please click here. 

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