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Internships

Now taking applications for 2017! We've joined forces with the Cloud Mountain Farm Center to offer you an exceptional internship opportunity.  Read on for the nitty-gritty...

To farm or not to farm? That is a big question.  Do you ever wonder if you have what it takes to become a farmer?  Do you fill your head with thoughts of days spent mulching, dibbling, bunching, pruning, hoeing, thinning, mounding, training, seeding, herding, gathering, packing, and fertigating?   I’m gonna be totally honest–sounds like you’re hooked.  Worry not fellow soil enthusiast.  You are not alone and help is near!

After a decade of renegade style, on-the-job, DIY training, we’ve got some of the biggest kinks worked out and we’re here to help you.  We’d  like to steer you away from some of major pitfalls so that you can start your own farm business with cool confidence.   Join our internship program in 2017 and learn some of the hardest lessons the easy way.

Interns join staff to accomplish the tasks of a working farm for four days of the five they are asked to be present at the farm per week. One day each week is dedicated completely to intern education including field trips, workshops, and lectures. In addition to these educational experiences, interns can expect to commit 3 to 6 hours a week to some homework and a full reading program to be completed on their own, in time with the curriculum.  The balance of work and education shifts throughout the season as interns gain more knowledge with which to accomplish the growing demands of the farm. - See more at: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/index2.cfm?page=_education-programs#sthash.BhAizqgT.dpuf
Interns join staff to accomplish the tasks of a working farm for four days of the five they are asked to be present at the farm per week. One day each week is dedicated completely to intern education including field trips, workshops, and lectures. In addition to these educational experiences, interns can expect to commit 3 to 6 hours a week to some homework and a full reading program to be completed on their own, in time with the curriculum.  The balance of work and education shifts throughout the season as interns gain more knowledge with which to accomplish the growing demands of the farm. - See more at: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/index2.cfm?page=_education-programs#sthash.BhAizqgT.dpuf

Job Description:  Our internship is a 8 month program.  Interns will join staff to accomplish the tasks of a working farm for four days of the five they are asked to be present at the  farm per week. They will have the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills through daily hands-on experience including:

Starting seeds in flats, hardening off, and transplanting
Direct seeding in the field
Various modes of cultivation and weed control: small hand tools, large hand tools, mechanized tools, flaming, and mulching
Working with drip tape and micro sprinklers for irrigation
Pruning techniques for annuals and perennials
Various mulch materials for different purposes
Composting, soil amendments, cover crops, and soil fertility
Pest control
Season extension and crop protection including row cover, low tunnel, high tunnel, and greenhouse
Fence building, repairs, and other construction projects
Harvesting, cleaning, and packing product for sale
Animal care and pasture management

Educational Opportunities: One day each week is dedicated completely to intern education including field trips, workshops, and lectures.  In addition to these educational experiences, interns can expect to commit 3 to 6 hours a week to some homework and a full reading program to be completed on their own, in time with the curriculum.  The balance of work and education shifts throughout the season as interns gain more knowledge with which to accomplish the growing demand of the farm. 

Interns join staff to accomplish the tasks of a working farm for four days of the five they are asked to be present at the farm per week. One day each week is dedicated completely to intern education including field trips, workshops, and lectures. In addition to these educational experiences, interns can expect to commit 3 to 6 hours a week to some homework and a full reading program to be completed on their own, in time with the curriculum.  The balance of work and education shifts throughout the season as interns gain more knowledge with which to accomplish the growing demands of the farm. - See more at: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/index2.cfm?page=_education-programs#sthash.BhAizqgT.dpuf

For a thorough run-down of our program please click this link:  
2017 Internship Description

And if you get the itch to apply, click here:  
2017 Internship Application

2017 CSA starts on Thrusday June 15th!June 8th, 2017

That's right! Just one week from today, our CSA members will be receiving their first box of produce & eggs.  Keep your eye out for an email from the farm with welcomes, introductions, and in

Spring is on it's way!April 29th, 2017

News from UW meteorologist Cliff Mass is that this is the rainiest springs in at least 20 years.  That's tough news on the farm because we need at least 2-3 consecutive dry days in the mid 50's-6

We're closed for the season. We open again in late May '18. on 12/5/2017April 25th, 2017

Thank you for a great season.  We will open again the last week of May.  We'll begin taking reservations for commercial producers in February of 2018.  A commercial producer is a farm t