Internship

If you have given a serious thought to becoming a small-scale farmer and want to learn the practicalities of running a farm, then consider applying for this demanding, hands-on exploration of small-scale Biodynamic farming. We are looking for a full-time intern that will assist with the daily tasks of gardening and farming:

- Greenhouse management: Making soil blocks, starting seedlings, irrigation, etc.

- Sowing and transplanting in the field

- Irrigation & Nutrient management: Compost application, foliar feeding and teas

- Weeding, cultivation & pest management

- harvest & post-harvest handling of vegetables and herbs.

- Animal care (goats, laying hens & bees)

The majority of our work is done by hand. We apply Biodynamic and organic principles in managing the farm with strong emphasis on building healthy, biologically active soil.

Learning is mostly done as hands-on experience. We have extensive library on Biodynamics and Herbalism that you can borrow books from and we will have ample time for discussions on topics depending on your interest.

Learning opportunities:

* Holistic methods for stewarding the land: Biodynamics, Bionutrient and Organic growing methods

* Growing wide variety of vegetables and herbs on a small area

* Farm finances and logistics: Budget, schedules, CSA, etc.

* Caning, freezing & fermenting food for the winter.

* Preparing remedies from herbs.

About the neighborhood: Abbot Hill is a vital rural community that includes Temple-Wilton Community Farm, The Hilltop Cafe, High Mowing school, Pine Hill Waldorf school and many friendly individuals.

We offer room, full board and a small stipend. Access to all veggies, eggs  and herb that grow in the garden. Ideal internship time frame is from early Spring (April/May) till late Fall (October).

If interested, please call us at (603)654-1097 or email elad@beefieldsfarm.com