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2013 Internships - Meadlowlark Hearth Biodynamic Seed Initiative, Scottsbluff, NE

Growing Season Internship 2013

March through November (with option to stay until 3rd week in December to learn seed cleaning and testing) 

Focal points of experience: Organic and Biodynamic farming on 492 acres. We are NOP organic and Demeter Biodynamic certified. We do intensive horticultural production on 4 acres with a focus on vegetable seed production integrated into a CSA/Market vegetable garden. Activities include field preparation, cultivation growing, harvesting, threshing, cleaning, and packing seed for sale, and selling vegetables at a local farmer’s market. We have a raw milk dairy with intensive grazing for small herd of Ayrshire/Shorthorn cows. We do a weekly study together of various Biodynamic farm and garden literature, and we are especially interested in building agricultural communities.    

Special opportunity in 2013 for right person: March through July work with masters Lawrence and Ursula Holmes while they are here, in raw milk dairying and intensive grazing as well as fermentation of vegetables and sour dough bread baking. Then take on dairy through 2014 season. We especially welcome agriculturalists who have experience and want to work together with a group of farmers to further their study and practice of biodynamics. 

Autumn, Harvesting and Cleaning Seed 2013

Four month internship: September through 3rd week in December 

2013 Short term positions in the summer available for dedicated student willing to tent

For questions or more information email or call at contact above. 

Interested applicants please send short bio, resume, reasons for your interest and goals regarding agriculture to bcorymb@gmail.com and call to let us know that you have sent it.  308-631-5877.  

Farmers/Instructors:

Lawrence and Ursula Holmes, Through July 2013, biodynamic and organic farmers for over 30 years each in Germany, Colorado and now Nebraska.

Beth and Nathan Corymb, biodynamic and organic farmers for over 30 years each trained in vegetable seed production and founders of Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Initiation. 

 

Meadowlark Hearth is a participating mentor farm in the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP). For more details, please visit the farm's profile in our NABDAP program pages.

 

Meadowlark Hearth 

120024 Everett Drive 

Scottsbluff, Ne 69361 

bcorymb@gmail.com

308-632-3399 

308-631-5877 cell 

meadowlarkhearth.org