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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Want to work at Whipstone Farm? Consider one of the following options:
We are currently seeking interns for the 2013 growing season. These positions require a commitment from March through October and 40+ hours of work per week. In exchange you receive room and board a stipend as well as a broad education in successful market farming. The living space is a private room in our house (we have three rooms for interns as well as an RV that can accomodate two) and includes delicious food, much of which comes from the farm as well as staples and many local items that we barter for. Everyone shares in the cooking responsibilities for nightly dinners. Our interns are involved with all aspects of farm work from planning, to planting, to weeding, to harvesting and to selling at the farmers markets. There are opportunities to learn about animal husbandry, butchering, greenhouse growing, canning and preserving and much more. We expect interns to work hard, have an interest in learning about farming, interact respectfully with one another and enjoy farm life. Please email for an application firstname.lastname@example.org
We are registered as a host farm with both WWOOF (worldwide workers on organic farms) www.wwoofusa.org and Organic Volunteers www.growfood.org We provide room and board in exchange for 40 hours per week of work. There is a two week minimum stay, which we have found is the time needed for volunteers to become acquainted with the farm and actually get some work done. You will learn about all aspects of the farm and have time off to explore the beautiful Southwest region. Please contact us for space availability which is usually in our slower winter season, the sooner you make your request and finalize dates, the better the likelihood we can accommodate you.
If you are interested in getting away from town, consider a day at the farm. Enjoy the sunshine and the good feeling of digging your hands into the dirt. Think of it as exercise, but so much more enjoyable than going to the gym and free too. Please contact us by phone (928)636-6209 or email email@example.com to see about scheduling and details.