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Farm Intern

Posted on Friday December 20th 2013

Farm Intern

Just Roots346 Glenbrook Rd., Greenfield

Community Farm and Social Justice Non-Profit

5 internships available

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Overview

Spring interns at the Greenfield Community Farm will be participating in both greenhouse and field work. The emphasis will be primarily on seeding a wide variety of crops in the greenhouse and will include different seeding techniques and cultural requirements for the different plant families. We will also be working in our high tunnel, maintaining and planting crops for late spring harvest. Additionally, we will be preparing beds outdoors for spring plantings as well as transplanting both annual and perennial food producing crops. The internship may also offer the possibility of assisting with the construction of a new greenhouse. In this internship, you can expect to learn about cultural requirements of different vegetable and herb plants from seed to planting in the ground. You can also expect to learn about garden/farm planning skills using excel spreadsheets. If you choose to continue with a summer internship as well you will learn about the field maintenance and assist with harvesting crops for farmers’ market and our CSA. We grow well over 100 varieties of vegetables and herbs and will begin planting perennial fruits in 2014.

Start date

Week of March 16

End date

May 23

Intern responsibilities

Included in the description.

Required intern qualifications

Ability to do repetitive work while standing, crouching and kneeling, ability to lift 50lb. or more repeatedly and an interest in agriculture.

Desired outcomes of internship

Interns will have a positive learning experience, and will continue working with us out at the farm if they want to!

Compensation: The interns will receive paid credits from the GCC Food and Sustainability Grant.


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