Procter Farm, a diverse, organically managed (we farm according to organic principles but are not organically certified), fruit and vegetable farm seeks interns for the 2013 growing season.
Start: April or May
End: August or November
We would like to share our knowledge and excitement about farming with those who would like to learn, and recognize that we stand to be greatly enriched and have our horizons broadened by having interns as part of the farm. So, come share in the work, the joys and sorrows of growing healthy food in a way that's good for the earth, good for the consumer, and the grower.
Learn by hands on experience:
Planting and harvesting skills
Understanding of growing cycles for various crops (planting, care, harvest) Identification, use, and maintenance of tools and equipment Plant identification skills, both useful (food crops) and non useful(weeds).
Organic weed and pest management and control A basic knowledge of various cropping systems Direct marketing skills both in our CSA and at farmers' markets Use of a greenhouse, row coverings, and other plant support systems A new appreciation for healthy food and the hard work required producing it.
Good attitude and work ethic
Ability to lift and carry 50lbs.
Valid driver's license
Ability to work long hours outside in any type of weather - wind, rain, heat, cold Interest in sustainable farming and agriculture Teachable
Free housing on site
Free meals on site when the kitchen is open Access to fresh produce from the farm for cooking and storage - pending availability
Apply online at:
Visit our website at: http://www.procter.diosohio.org/index.html