Classifieds by Apprenticeships or Internships

Posted: April 21, 2014 | Location: Cottonwood, California

Springfed Organic Farm and Nursery seeks an intern or interns to help with all aspects of the farm. We need someone to start in late August 2014 or anytime thereafter. Length of stay is flexible. Springfed is a good example of the “one woman, one rototiller, one acre” mode of market gardening. You'll assist in all aspects of operating a certified organic market garden (about 3/4 acre), a certified organic nursery specializing in perennial vegetables and medicinal herbs (over 50 spp.), and basic jane-of-all-trades homestead work, from plumbing to wiring to carpentry. You'll learn about plant propagation, the art of feral gardening (edible weeds are a huge part of our business), herbal medicine making, seed saving, and the ecology of interior California. (Farm proprietress Wolfgang Rougle is a wild food educator and author of the wild food cookbook/bioregional manifesto "Sacramento Valley Feast! Or: Don't Eat Sterile, Eat Feral!") You should bring at least 4 months ag experience, good communication skills and emotional intelligence, a sense of humor, and a love of solitude. Sales/retail experience is a plus (for farmers' market). We don't require that you have your own transportation, but you'll probably be happier if you do (esp. if you'll be here longer than a week or two). You must have your own health insurance. Room and board are provided as well as a small weekly stipend. We'll gladly work with you to help you secure academic credit from your institution, if necessary. THIS IS A WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS AND WOMEN ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Posted: March 31, 2014 | Location: Vacaville, California

Wanted for on farm apprenticeship: person or couple interested in work trade on small farm. Must have interest in micro- dairy, cheese production, vegetable production, living in community. 1 year commitment. Inquire- or