La Veta, Colorado
Farm to Table Educational Internship Program
Wahatoya Community Initiatives is a non-profit organization located in rural South Central Colorado with a mission dedicated to the local food movement. Wahatoya Community Farm is their decentralized educational market farm run by agricultural student interns. The farm produces a weekly CSA Membership basket and they also run the local farmers market. The “Farm to Table” Intern Educational Program explores innovative practices in market farming and bio-intensive farm production, community service and activism, permaculture principles and design, preparing and preserving seasonal local food and many other aspects of a local food movement.
Intern candidates are self-motivated, community-oriented and would like to make sustainable farming or some aspect of local food their livelihood. Sustainable agriculture experience or schooling is a plus for this first time program. We are looking for individuals who could make a contribution to this educational program by sharing skills and knowledge. This program is designed as a future Master’s Degree program and research in the interest area of your choice is required of all interns. Hands-on farming and active participation in such areas as setting up and selling at the farmer’s market, teaching gardening and farming workshops, and preparing and serving Farm to Table meals is required.
It is free to participate in the program and shared housing and organic meals are provided. At this time, there is no stipend provided but there is ample time to work in the community for spending money.
This is a unique opportunity to participate in the farm to table movement and if you are looking for an integral experience of a new way to farm, grow, and live, then we encourage you to apply for an internship with Wahatoya Community Initiatives. For more info to apply go to: www.wahatoya.org. You may also email Kristina Heim firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-742-3510.