We are currently accepting Internship applications for 2015 growing season at Fields Without Fences. Live on site and work with farmers through the third full time growing season of a commercial forest garden site. Ideal opportunity for those interested in applied permaculture design, ecological restoration, and native and medicinal plants. We encourage all backgrounds to apply, solid work ethic is a must. Details below!
Contact: Lindsay Napolitano
General Description: Certified Organic, Native Fruit, Medicinal Herbs, Permaculture, Orchard, Garden, 10 Acre Small Farm. Fields Without Fences is an organic farm & regenerative design service based in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. On our small farm we cultivate native and medicinal herbs, fruit, and wild edibles within an innovative, naturalized design framework. Beyond our site we offer a spectrum of ecological services aimed at restoring health and integrity to our local landscape. Learn more about us at www.fieldswithoutfences.org
Internship Starts: 1 April 2015
Internship Ends: 1 November 2015
Number of Apprentices: 2 - friends encouraged to apply together.
App Deadline: Applications submitted by February 16th, 2015 will be given priority.
Minimum Length of Stay: full season
Internship Details: There are two positions available. Interns are expected to work approximately 25 hours/week on the farm. Interns will gain experience in organic farming and permaculture design application, and increase knowledge of native and medicinal plant varieties.
To apply, please send an email stating your interest. Tell us a bit about yourself, and what has attracted you to this type of work, and what you hope to gain from your experience. Please include your resume and the contact information for two references. We will follow up to schedule an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!
Skills Desired: Enthusiastic, flexible, open-minded individuals with a solid work ethic. A basic understanding of permaculture design principles. Attention to detail and ability to self start. Beginners are welcome, experience is preferable.
Educational Opportunities: Fields Without Fences enters its third full time growing season with five acres planted in perennial crops and an additional three acres under development this season. Interns work with farmers and independently. Opportunity to learn from the experiences of a developing commercial food forest system. Planting, harvesting, and maintenance tasks will comprise the farm day to day. Additional projects will include; pond work, tree planting, and light building projects. Interns will have the opportunity to visit other local farms throughout the growing season and learn about diverse local operations. Interns are admitted to all workshops, tours, and events at Fields Without Fences free of charge.
Compensation: $10/hr. with $500/month deducted in housing (utilities included). Commitment is 25 hrs. per week.
Housing: Shared housing in small two bedroom apartment (individual bedrooms, shared kitchen/bath/living areas). Access to your own transportation is recommended.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email info(at)fieldswithoutfences.org