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FARM INTERN AND/OR APPRENTICES WANTED For 2009 GROWING SEASON - Hudson River Valley in Claverack, New York

Friendly, fun-loving farm family seeking apprentices/interns to help us run our 50-acre biodynamic/organic farm. This includes growing our 4-5 acre market garden with a CSA and farmer's market component as well as helping to care for the animals (cows, pigs, sheep, horses, fowl, and rabbits). Caring for the bees (we are home to the bee sanctuary) is optional. Our farm is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley in Claverack, New York just 15 minutes to quaint downtown Hudson, and central to many progressive, well-established, sustainable farms.

Furnished accommodations (either a 1 bedroom apartment attached to the 1840s farm house or a very nice mobile home with all amenities situated in a private area of the woodlands) with all utilities, access to telephone and internet, CRAFT membership, room to test/grow your own pet projects and possible vehicle. Free produce and some meats. Stipend of $800 per month and higher depending on skills and experience. Applicants should have some experience growing vegetables. Tractor experience helpful. Please call Richard or Cecile Harrison 518-828-2682 or email cecilejh@cal.berkeley.edu.