2253 County Highway 22

Walton, NY 13856

(607) 865-5529

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2020 Opportunities TBA

Come and Grow with Us!

Previous Opportunities: 

We're Looking for a Garden Intern for the 2019 season!

Beginning as early as April 1st and as late as May 1st.

Ending Dec.1st with flexibility.

(Let us know when you can be here, and we’ll see if it works for us!)

  • Interns participate in the day to day work of the farm, focusing primarily on the vegetable operation. Over the season, this includes greenhouse work, direct seeding, transplanting, cultivation, disease & pest management, no-till bed building and bed preparation, compost making, potting mix making, watering, planting, cultivating, thinning veg seedlings, and more. Our garden also has perennial vegetables and herbs to care for and your participation here can include learning about that as well.

  • Assisting our market manager with our Sunday off-farm market is a key part of the internship. This includes morning harvest, loading vehicle, traveling 25 minutes to market, unloading and setting up, participating in selling the produce at the market, packing up at the end of market, traveling back to the farm and unloading the vehicle, including caring for unsold produce (10 hr days).

  • While there are these necessary farm tasks, we welcome you taking on responsibility in your areas of interest/expertise. We encourage you to use your skills while you are here and be empowered to share your knowledge.

 

Ideal candidate:

You are someone who sees themselves as an efficient and strong worker. You are excellent with physical work (including in unpleasant weather conditions) , good with time management, and are a quick learner.  You have a good amount of initiative, like working with others, can follow direction, and can work independently. You know your limits, are self-aware, and are on a journey to continue furthering your self-awareness. It’s important that you’re good with people, can assist in leading volunteers, and have a friendly, energetic and interested demeanor at farmers markets. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs. You are interested in living in community with others. It’s helpful if you have some handy skills, like to cook/process food, research needed aspects of farming, and have a driver’s license. Previous farming/gardening experience is not required.

Accommodations and Benefits:

This is a work trade / unpaid internship. We are committed to offering as much support and as many resources as we are able in exchange for your labor here, including the following:

Housing: You will be tenting for the majority of your stay. There are several options of what that could look like depending on what is most comfortable and available for you. If you have a tent you like, you should bring it. We will have an indoor bunk space available for you to transition to in the Fall when it is too cold to camp. We all share a compost toilet, outdoor shower, and 2nd floor bathroom inside the community farm house.

 

Food: Our eating habits are centered around what we grow. We have a community kitchen in a shared farmhouse. We eat our own produce, herbs, eggs, and beef, and supplement with purchased grains, beans, oils, and other staples. All food items are communal unless otherwise noted (which is rare). We can easily accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. We have daily community dinners, and value eating together. Breakfast and lunch are on your own, but we often cook for each other and eat together for those as well.

Other:

  • Educational opportunities are all around every day as well as some organized. Each of us manages different areas of the farm and community and are interested in sharing our knowledge.

  • Our local NYFC (National Young Farmers Coalition) Chapter also connects area farmers / homesteaders through regular meet-ups, farm tours, and other educational events/opportunities.

  • We have bicycles, a creek to swim in, and 92 acres to roam.

  • We're 2.5 miles outside of town, which has amenities including a library, theater, post office, grocery store, thrift store, & coffee shop.

  • There is a bus to and from New York City from a nearby town, Delhi.

  • Our region of the Western Catskills offers lots of outdoor recreational opportunities, a vibrant arts scene, and more.

 

TO APPLY:

Please email us (eastbrookcommunityfarm@gmail.com) with the following:

  • Resume (if you have one)

  • 2 references (can be current / former employers, housemates, colleagues, etc)

  • A bit about yourself including:

    • What is your farming experience / physical work experience?

    • Why you are interested in this internship?

    • What is your previous community experience / why are you interested in exploring community living?

We look forward to hearing from you!