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Farm Intern

About Greensgrow:

Greensgrow is a non-profit, social entrepreneurship project that has been creating innovative urban agriculture programs since 1997. We operate two community-based garden centers, local farm stands, and countless educational opportunities. Greensgrow prides itself in being a transparent and fun place to work.  Successful team members will bring a sense of humor, flexibility in their role and a commitment to our core values of caring for people, planet, quality, and transparency. As a working farm, all employees are expected to help as needed with tasks outside their formal job description, including chasing chickens, shoveling snow, cleaning the staff kitchen, and giving tours.

Internship Description

Overview:
The Farm Intern will work closely with Greensgrow staff and volunteers to manage our high tunnel production farm. Interns will learn about crop planning, pest management, soil health, weeding, harvesting, and many other tasks related to food production. Interns will also help take care of Greensgrow Grown seedlings, Greensgrow’s compost system, and learn about merchandising and financials.

This is an 8 week position starting the week of April 8th. Interns should expect to be onsite 40 hours per week for the entirety of the internship.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Daily maintenance of high tunnels including:
    – Weeding
    – Watering
    – Pest Management
    – Harvesting
  • Daily care for seedlings
    – Water
    – Up-potting
    – Seeding
    – Re-stocking
  • Care for Greensgrow’s animals (a duck, a pig, and two flocks of chickens)
    – Daily food and water
    – Daily egg collection and care
    – Weekly cleaning out of pens
  • Weekly maintenance of Greensgrow’s compost
    – Ensure proper carbon/nitrogen balance
    – Rotate
  • Supporting educational programs
    – Leading tours
    – Leading students/volunteers in an activity on the farm

Qualifications:

This is an entry level position

  • Some experience with plant care
  • Ability to multitask
  • Great at following instructions and paying attention to details
  • Self motivated and extremely hard working
  • We don’t require degrees for any position — experience counts!

Compensation:

Interns will be paid $10/hour. Interns will also receive a Greensgrow t-shirt, food in our staff fridge, and free acupuncture in addition to lots of hands on learning opportunities.

How to Apply:

This position will begin the week of April 8, 2019. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to jobs@greensgrow.org with “Farm Intern” in the Subject line or fill out our online application.

Please do not call to inquire about this position.

Greensgrow is committed to workplace diversity and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, disabled, and all aged candidates to apply.