La Veta, Colorado
Farm to Table Educational Internship
Wahatoya Community Farm is a non-profit educational farm located in the beautiful, rural mountain community of La Veta in southern Colorado. We are looking for eight interns to run the farm, farm market and local food events for the 2015 season, March 30th to November 7th. Interns will be participating in an educational program that 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, wild food foraging and much more. The farm is moving to Biodynamic principles this season. Each intern will apply for a specific area of responsibility according to their experience and particular interest area. The weekly schedule is broken down into 20 hours of hands-on farming, 10 hours of marketing, making value-added products and selling, 5 hours of educational instruction and 5 hours of cooking and serving at culinary events for our community.
If you are looking for an experiential, hands-on learning program that covers all aspects of a local food system then this is for you! The program follows the growing season from seed through harvest to preservation starting March 30th to November 7th, 2015. This is a comprehensive program and we require interns to participate in the full season to ensure a rewarding educational experience. See web-site for positions. Interns that have experience in agriculture or have attended a sustainable ag program in college or have other relevant trainings, such as a permaculture design certificate, are encouraged to apply. Culinary arts experience is also a plus. Comfortable, dormitory style accommodations and organic meals prepared with local food are provided. . Meals are eaten communally with the other interns and cooking duty is rotated among the group according to a schedule. No stipend is provided at this time but there is time in the schedule to work outside the farm in the community. If you would like to be an integral part of a local food movement and are looking for new way to farm, grow, eat and live, then I encourage you to take advantage of this educational experience!
For more info or to apply, go to our web-site www.wahatoya.org and fill out an application.