THIS Saturday, March 1st, The members of Community Farming Alliance are all going to the 7th annual Rooting DC Conference, a free, interactive gardening forum. We hope you will join us! We will be joining the 50 businesses and non-profits in the metro DC area who are committed to building a sustainable food system…
Good Sense Farm 2014 Internship
Good Sense Farm & Apiary, located in Washington, DC, grows edible mushrooms and raises bees for honey on plots around the city using organic practices. The farm, in its first year, sold to customers through 2 local CSAs. Heading into our second season, Good Sense is looking for at least one Production Intern who is excited about working together to take the farm to the next level.
The Production Intern will work closely with farmer/owner throughout the season. This internship offers exposure to specialized aspects of farming. It also affords the right candidate the opportunity to gain experience in growing on a small scale and building the skills necessary to manage or start a farm.
This is a part-time, seasonal internship. 10-20 hours per week, mostly on weekends. Ideal start date is in March. Internship ends in November. Interns must be available to work at least two contiguous days per week for at least 5 hours. Preferably available for a full season (March to November), though shorter terms will be considered. Upon successful completion of the season, there may be opportunities for advancement next year.
The internship is unpaid but there is a modest transportation stipend. Interns can take mushrooms or vegetables from the local farm cooperative. There will also be opportunities to connect to the mid-Atlantic farming network and attend farm visits, CRAFT tours, and work-exchanges at other farms. Housing is not available.
Some farming or gardening experience is preferred, though not required. Most importantly, we are looking for responsible, timely individuals who have a keen interest in learning about small-scale farming, a strong work ethic, fast learners, and are able to work quickly and carefully. Interns must be able to lift 50lbs, perform strenuous physical tasks, and work in all types of weather.
How To Apply
Applicants should send a resume including previous farming experience and three references to email@example.com. Also describe your availability for the season.
[Image Description: A black and white photo of black feminist lesbian poet, Audre Lorde, dressed in a full beekeeping suit. She is kneeling on a low wall, smiling at to her partner, Gloria Joseph who is also dressed in full beekeeping suit holding a smoker.]
Photo from Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux. The caption reads: Audre Lorde and Gloria Joseph in full beekeeping regalia, at their home in St. Croix, circa 1988. (By permission of Howard Francis)
Beekeeping Wkshp with Maryland Girl Scouts and Good Sense Farm! Check out the pictures and contact us to do a workshop at your school or community group.