Sunfield is currently taking apprenticeship applications for the 2018 growing season!
Timeline: March – November
Meals: Interns have free access to the fruits and vegetables they had a hand in cultivating.
Skills Desired: Gardening experience is helpful, but farming experience is not required. We only require a desire to learn and work hard. Enthusiasm is greatly appreciated. Applicants must be physically able and healthy.
Internship Details: Interns will be involved in all aspects of the farm. This includes propagation of vegetable starts, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting vegetable crops. Planting and tending orchards, hedgerows, cane fruits and strawberries is also a part of the learning experience. Animal husbandry is also a major aspect of the internship, which includes managing cattle, goats, sheep, and chickens. Along side these farm responsibilities, we also host educational programs and community festivals on our land. For more details, look at our website.
Educational Opportunities: Education is a primary focus at Sunfield Farm, and we are committed to providing a valuable and educational work experience for all interns. There will be a Biodynamic study group led by the farmer once a month, and a more hands on group that will meet once a month to make and apply Biodynamic preparations. Please come with a keen interest in Biodynamic Agriculture.
Our interns will also have the option of enrolling with the Jefferson County “FIELD” program (Farm Innovation, Education and Leadership Development), a Washington State University Extension program. Interns receive formal instruction classes once a week to study farming systems and theory, as well as having numerous in-field mini-learning sessions throughout the week with the farmers.
Stipend: There is currently no funding available for stipends.
Housing: Housing on site in farm house or within one of our local community members’ homes.
Email: Ezra Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org