Here is an opportunity to be part of our 2013 farming season. We run a 50 member year-round community supported farm/garden in Central Minnesota within the context of an intentional community based in Anthroposophy that focuses on living and working with adults with special needs. We ask that you have some farming and/ or gardening experience, but it is more important that you are enthusiastic and energetic about sustainable agriculture and are open to working with people with special needs.
We are a working biodynamic farm on the Sauk River , where approximately 125 acres is managed under a grass based, cultivated 4-6 year rotation, with 70 acres in permanent pasture, 10 acres in restored native tall-grass prairie, and 300 acres of forest and wetlands. Incorporated into our diverse biodynamic system is a grass-fed beef operation, a small grass based dairy, layers, hogs, broilers, turkeys, a small apiary, and the many perennials and annuals that make it possible.
The internship runs from May through September, but will accommodate your school’s schedule. A $100 / month stipend will be given with free room and board in a house community, plus toiletries.
Learning Opportunities• : tAnimal Husbandry (cows, pigs, poultry, bees) tSmall Scale Grass Based Dairy tSmall Grains Production tDiverse Crop Rotations tCompost Making tMIG – Management Intensive Grazing tBiodynamic Theory, Sprays, Compost preps tFarm Machinery Safety, Operation & Repair tFarm Scale Permaculture Techniques tHolistic Management tVisits to Other Farms in the Area tAccess to Local Ag Events tCommunity Living
Requirements: • tEnthusiam tHealth insurance tPass a Background Check tAgree to and Sign Service Policy
Please remember you must be open and willing • to work with people with special needs within the context of a licensed facility. We look forward to hearing from you!