Green Uprising Farm at Blackberry Bend
is offering ...
Live-In Work Trade Internship
Would you like to be our 2018 Spring-Summer Farm Intern? In exchange for 15 hours of work weekly, we will provide you with housing, lots of farm fresh food, daily learning opportunities and a supportive farm community. We are looking for someone with farm experience who is interested in all aspects of farm work; milking goats, cheese-making, compost-making, weeding, preparing beds, transplanting, harvesting, seeding, canning and preserving.
WHO WE ARE: We're a 5 acre farm community, near the town of Willits, in a small valley nestled in the beautiful mountains of the northern California coastal range, just an hour from the spectacular Mendocino coast. We are committed to shrinking our ecological footprint, healing the land, and improving its productivity. We've been here eleven years working to resuscitate this old farm, with orchards of apples, pears, plums, and walnut trees, a couple of small vineyards and lots of wild
blackberries. We have developed several gardens and built three greenhouses. We grow fruit and vegetables using no-till organic methods for farmers market, restaurants and our roadside stand. We have a small herd of goats, whose rich milk gives us cheese, kefir and yogurt. We raise winter vegetables in a large production high tunnel and under row cover. And we grow a variety of medicinal herbs for salves, medicines, and teas.
WHO YOU ARE: You have some farming experience and you love plants, animals, children, good food, hard work, getting dirty, sunshine, a refreshing dip in a cold creek and community. You like the satisfaction of seeing a project through to the end. You are curious, observant, ask lots of questions, take initiative, eager to learn, full of good ideas, and practical enough to see the steps necessary to implement them. You're interested in problem-solving and learning new things every day such as: how to make a good compost tea, how to use a wheel hoe, how to use herbs to increase lactation in goats, vermiculture, building diverse microbiology in soil (and in kombucha, cheese or sauerkraut). And, you like to live close to nature with a small, gentle footprint. We offer housing and lots of farm fresh food. The position runs from May thru September.