Fall/Winter Farm and Healing Garden Interns

Location: 
Richmond, Virginia
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
Tricycle Gardens

Tricycle Gardens is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing sustainable agriculture, nutrition education and healthy food access to Richmond, VA. Tricycle Gardens has engaged thousands of neighbors and shown that the simple act of growing food is an incredibly powerful way to change the overall health of our community.

Our program sites include five community gardens, an urban agriculture demonstration site, the Children’s Garden at the Children Museum, The Healing Garden at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and the Tricycle Gardens’ Urban Farm.

General Description:

This position is ideal for an aspiring urban farmer, steadfast food justice advocate or anyone who has a passion for growing food. In collaboration with and under direction of the Farm Manager and Program Manager, Farm Interns carry out all aspects of the farm and greenhouse operations.

Tasks include:

  • preparing soil
  • seeding and transplanting
  • cultivating and weeding
  • constructing irrigation
  • harvesting and processing produce
  • teaching the next group of interns
  • managing and running our weekly Four Season Farm Stand
  • assisting in produce deliveries
  • picking-up compost from local restaurants
  • managing the greenhouse

Position Requirements:

Prior experience is not required, only a willingness to learn. This position requires physical stamina as Farm Interns are expected to work long hours outside, lift heavy objects and use power tools occasionally.

Farm and Healing Gardens Interns must be punctual and reliable in attendance with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Must be eager to complete work that strengthens our local food system. The ideal candidate will be looking to deepen their knowledge by participating in all aspects of maintaining an urban farm.

Farm Interns must have a car to help with deliveries to the farm stand and partner restaurants on occasion as well as access to a computer and printer.

Hours:

Farm Interns typically work an average of 12-15 hours a week during the Fall/Winter session.

  • October 1st – March 31st (6 months)
  • October 1st – December 31st (3 months)

Healing Garden Interns typically work an average of 8 - 10 hours a week during the Fall/Winter session. 

  • November 1st – March 31st (6 months)
  • November 1st - January 31st (3 months)

All internships are unpaid.

Educational Opportunities:

While working with Tricycle Gardens you will have access to all of our knowledge and experience as well as our small library. Depending on your interests or desired skills, it may be possible to provide appropriate learning projects and/or seek out opportunities within the community. Internships can be applied for course credit when available.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to Claire Sadeghzadeh at claire@tricyclegardens.org by Friday, September 27th. 

 
 

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Claire Jon Sadeghzadeh