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Permaculture Internship Unadilla Community Farm

  • Date Posted March 13, 2020
  • Location West Edmeston, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Education
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description We are building an off-grid homestead & education center following the principles of organic agriculture and permaculture design. Situated on 12 acres in upstate NY, our mission is to provide a space for the teaching & practice of sustainable skills. Internship description

Unadilla Community Farm was founded in 2013 by a group of volunteers dedicated to the goals of the back-to-the-land movement. We are situated on 12 acres of field and forest, located alongside a growing Amish community, in central New York State.

We are building an off-grid solar-powered homestead and education center following the principles of organic agriculture and permaculture design. Our mission is to provide a space for the teaching and practice of sustainable skills.

Our farm is organized and run cooperatively. We grow over 200 varieties of organic annual and perennial vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, and cold-hardy fruits, nuts, and berries.

2020 is our 7th season welcoming interns at Unadilla Community Farm. We host interns with all levels of experience, with a commitment to sustainability and a desire to learn together as a community how we can forge a new life independent of mainstream consumer culture. Our internship program is more than just a beginning farmer training program. It is an immersion into a rural, off-grid sustainable way of life. See our Projects page for ongoing projects and goals.

Our accredited internship program has attracted interns from North & South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand. Interns will gain hands-on experience in no-till organic farming, regenerative agroforestry, permaculture design, natural building, and food preservation.

We are seeking interns interested in disconnecting from the mainstream, learning to support ourselves by growing our own organic produce, utilizing natural building methods to construct our barn and dwelling structures, making our own household products like soap and shampoo, reviving traditional agricultural and lifestyle practices, and living in community.

Interns participate in tasks ranging from organic farming (raising seedlings, transplanting, no-till bed prep, weeding, mulching, watering, harvesting), landscaping, natural building, food preservation, seed saving, and firewood preparation. 

We offer free monthly classes and educational field trips for our interns throughout the season, such as permaculture design, natural building, soap making, lotions and salves, compost building, foraging/wildcrafting, food preservation (including canning, fermentation, and dehydration), natural fibers and dyes, and gourd craft.

Compensation this position is : stipend / non-monetary compensation
Details: Interns receive free room & board, including all vegetarian/vegan gourmet meals and unlimited snacks. Monthly educational field trips and classes are provided, in addition to daily hands-on skills training. University students in the U.S. & Canada have earned course credits for our internship program - ask your advisor if you are eligible to earn credit too! Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
If you are not registered, you'll be prompted to do so. Don't worry, it's free! DeadlineSeptember 03, 2020

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