Happy growing! We are a small farm and CSA located within Green Valley Village, a 330-acre intentional community and developing Eco-Village near Sebastopol, CA. We promote a holistic connection with our land, food, nature's cycles, our community and ourselves. We are contributing to agri-cultural
renewal. Through on-farm participation and other educational opportunities, we are rebuilding our connection with our agricultural roots. Our CSA business strives to build bioregional food security and a localized, relationship-based economy. We provide greater place-based reliance and opportunities for livelihood for the members of the intentional community village of which we are a part. We cultivate connections with the vast network of other ecologically based farms and local food communities in northern California.
As 2013 unfolds, we are in our sixth year of production. We produce food for a variety of people: 30 offsite CSA members, for the residents of our land-based community, for a few local restaurants, schools and markets, and for three farmers markets. We grow a diverse array of annual vegetables and fruits, and we are beginning to cultivate more perennial crops, fruit trees, and herbs. We incorporate ecological farming and permaculture principles on our farm, and do our best to link with lunar and seasonal cycles. We would like people who really want to be on a farm - to work hard and commit to learning what it takes to sustain a small farm. Farm work includes weeding, plant propagation, harvesting, produce box packing, transplanting, etc. Work can also be available with other projects on the land.
We are looking for farm interns who will stay for at least 3 months beginning in April. We have 3 internship terms per year: April through June; July through September; and October through December. We accept applications on a rolling basis until all internship slots are full for a given term. All interns will begin with a two week trial period. Food (veggies from the farm, staples like beans and rice, fresh goats' milk, mostly vegetarian fare), lodging (tent camping available during the dry season) and awesome rural community culture are provided. Also provided are plenty of opportunities for interns to partake in eco-village events and classes. In the past workshops on the land have included non-violent communication, permaculture design courses, re-skilling workshops, primitive skill and nature awareness courses, wildcrafting and more - it all just depends on who is here and what they are willing to teach. We request an exchange of 25 hours of work per week. We live in a small, rural village community, and practice heart-centered communication, so we are looking for people that are relatively easy to get along with and open communicators. People that are hard working and can be self-motivated please.
If you have more questions or would like to apply, feel free to contact us. We generally check email only a few times per week, so please understand if we do not get back to you for a few days. Peace and thanks for your interest!!