|Employer:||Rustic Roots Farm|
|Internship Title:||Farm and Project Intern(s)|
|Period of Engagement:||Each Summer|
|Compensation:||Unpaid, but receive share of produce from the Farm|
|Description of the Internship:|
|Rustic Roots Farm is a small scale farm producing organically grown mixed vegetables. The goal of the farm is to build an all-inclusive community of people who are excited about knowing their farmer, buying local, and eating healthy food. Last year the farm grew over 35 different types of produce with over 80 varieties represented.
Rustic Roots Farm is seeking 1-2 interns during the summer to learn about local food production and to work on specialized projects related to tracking farm yields and profitability. The internship(s) will start in mid-May and run through the end of August. Interns will receive produced from the farm for the duration of their internship. The schedule for the internship is as follows:
Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information about the farm, visit our website at: http://www.rusticrootsfarm.org/
The Farm and Project Intern(s) responsibilities will include learning about food production by working alongside the farmer to complete farm tasks such as transplanting, greenhouse planting, weeding, harvesting, etc. approximately 70% of the time and working on a specialized project during the remaining 30% of their time.
Potential specialized projects could include:
Rustic Roots is open to interns proposing their own specialized project to match their interests.
|Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.|
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