Most days are spent working as a group or breaking off into smaller groups for specific jobs. We love talking about and explaining farming. We hope that this internship is not just about working with your hands but provides an understanding of why farm decisions are made. We want to provide interns with an understanding of plant and soil dynamics and how that relates to crop productivity.
May and the beginning of June are spent planting, seeding and building low tunnels. During this time we are harvesting from the hoop house and early season plantings in the field. July is focused on farm maintenance; weeding, watering, and establishing cover crops. We will be begin to harvest greens, beets, carrots, and brassicas from the field. August through the end of the season is harvest time. Days are spent picking something and reaping the glory of our previous labor. Late fall involves sorting, packing produce and tearing down the field.
A Typical Work Week Monday - harvest and pack for the Coop, CSA and Tuesday Market Tuesday - farm maintenance, CSA distribution and Missoula Market Wednesday - farm maintenance Thursday - harvest and pack for Coop Friday - harvest and prep from Clark Fork Market
Intern Expectations We expect 40-50 hours per week of work this can fluctuate depending on the time of year. Minimal weekend work is expected. We share lunch Monday through Friday. Interns have access to all produce and to seconds for preserving.
Interns will be provided with their own camper. There is a common living area and kitchen for interns to share. The campers are situated so that they overlook the Jocko River. Accommodations are simple but pleasant.
We are looking for interns that have a strong desire to learn, are observant, and have a strong work ethic.
To apply please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org