Enjoy inspiring young people?
Interested in living in the Southwest for the summer? Curious about what it takes to grow food in the desert? This could be your chance to be a part of a dynamic group of dedicated educators where you can learn new skills, incorporate your passion and contribute to our mission!
We are looking for a Farm Intern to assist our Base Camp's Farm Manager and Educator in caring for our high atlitude vegetable garden and a flock of hens, while offering daily educational activities for our ‘trekkers’ ages 10 to 18. The Farm Intern should have experience or willingness to learn about organic gardening and engaging children in a meaningful, fun and educational manner.
Cottonwood Gulch has been operating summer programs for 87 years. Set at high altitude in western New Mexico, the Base Camp is a 540 acre Nature Preserve which boasts excellent sunrise views, excellent meals, community with quirks, and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Farm is one part of the larger program including educational wilderness expeditions, archeology, natural sciences, adventure, etc.
Six years ago, our Farm Program was developed with sustainability and ‘farm to table’ approaches in mind. Now drawing from nearby native traditions and biodynamic principles, our garden incorporates a hoop house, rainwater collection, and the experiential spirit which is the 'Gulch Way.' Come join us for a summer you won’t forget and where you will gain hands on experience with Southwestern gardening practices!
June - August
Room, board and stipend included