Stonecrop Farm, Giles County, VA
An intensive learning experience at a Certified Organic flower and vegetable farm. Live on site and participate in all aspects of production — from seed to sale. Learn soil building, vegetable production, record keeping, cut flower growing, bouquet making, full service wedding work, hoophouse applications, marketing, and sales.
Do you have what it takes to be a farmer? Do you want to specialize in flowers? How do you make the most out of non-traditional land? Contact us! Gwynn Hamilton and Bert Webster at Stonecrop Farm.
Ideal Commitment: May through October 2016
An intensive learning experience on a Certified Organic flower and vegetable farm.
Live on site and participate in all aspects of seed to sale.
Participate in all daily routines and responsibilities including:
- Seeding, seedling care, and transplanting of all crops
- Weeding, feeding, and tending both vegetables and flowers
- Harvesting, washing, and packaging in preparation for market and wholesale deliveries
- Harvesting, processing, and bouquet making for market and weekly flower share
- Assisting with and eventually running the farmers market stand
- Participating in the planning, harvesting, and assembly of wedding flowers plus delivery and installation
- Assisting in soil building, fertilization, and cover cropping
Weekly Routine (approximately 40 hours)
Monday — flower harvest and large projects: seeding, weeding, transplanting
Tuesday — harvest and process for wholesale accounts; bouquet making
Wednesday — projects, farmers market, or time off
Thursday — flower harvest, wedding work or small projects
Friday — harvest and process for farmers market including bouquet making
Saturday — wedding installation, farmers market, or time off
Sunday — day of rest or adventure
- Housing that includes a mini-kitchen, sleeping loft, and rustic facilities
- Weekly stipend of $100
- Plenty of vegetables, flowers, and opportunities to barter at farmers market
- Educational sessions based on weekly themes and intern interest
- Access to hiking and biking trails, close proximity to the New River, and opportunities to meet other farmers
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Gwynn Hamilton and Bert Webster