Proctor Farm hiring Interns

London, Ohio

Procter Farm, a diverse, organically managed (we farm according to organic principles but are not organically certified), fruit and vegetable farm seeks two interns for the 2013 growing season.

We would like to share our knowledge and excitement about farming with those who would like to learn, and recognize that we stand to be greatly enriched and have our horizons broadened by having interns as part of the farm. So, come share in the work, the joys and sorrows of growing healthy food in a way that’s good for the earth, good for the consumer, and the grower.

Learn by hands on experience:

Planting and harvesting skills
Understanding of growing cycles for various crops (planting, care, harvest)
Identification, use, and maintenance of tools and equipment
Plant identification skills, both useful (food crops) and non useful(weeds).
Organic weed and pest management and control
A basic knowledge of various cropping systems
Direct marketing skills both in our CSA and at farmers’ markets
Use of a greenhouse, row coverings, and other plant support systems
A new appreciation for healthy food and the hard work required producing it.

Qualifications:

Good attitude and work ethic
Ability to lift and carry 50lbs. 
Valid driver’s license
Ability to work long hours outside in any type of weather – wind, rain, heat, cold
Interest in sustainable farming and agriculture
Teachable

Compensation:

Montly stipend
Free housing on site
Free meals on site
Access to fresh produce from the farm for cooking and storage – pending availability

Apply online here

for further information please email Farm Manager, Ms. Rebekah Zimmerer at procterfarm@diosohio.org

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