Stonecrop Farm Intern, May – October 2016

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.

Job Description

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.

 

Responsibilities

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

 

We Provide

  • 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

 

Get in Touch

Gwynn Hamilton and Bert Webster

540-599-0839

stonecropfarmers@gmail.com

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