Side by Side Farm is accepting applications for 2 part-time interns for the 2013 season. Our farm is located in an idyllic setting, less than an hour’s drive north of Baltimore. This position would be perfect for persons looking to gain solid farming experience who are not yet able to commit to a full-time position. We farm on 3 acres for our vegetable CSA, using organic growing methods, and the balance of the land (woodlots and pasture) is managed according to permaculture principles. We also grow a handful of specialty crops, including baby ginger, shiitake mushrooms and lemongrass. To read more about our farm, visit our website at: www.sidebysidefarm.com.
Internships run from mid-March to the end of October. We prefer that interns commit to the full season, but we have some flexibility with start and end dates. We are looking for hard working, open-minded, energetic people to join our team. Prior farming experience is a plus, but is not necessary. Interns will receive hands-on experience in all aspects of small-scale farming. We will also provide you with readings from core texts in sustainable farming, some more technical and others philosophical, and we will be discussing these at length. You will receive a monthly stipend as well as an abundance of fresh vegetables from the farm.
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
(1) A cover letter detailing your interest in farming and any related work experience. Please also tell us what your availability will be, including start/end dates and which days of the week work best for you.
(3) 2-3 work references