Oz Farm is an organic farm and retreat center which has operated for over 20 years on the banks of the Garcia River in Mendocino County, Ca. We grow vegetables and heirloom apples for local markets, restaurants, and our CSA program. We provide education in sustainable agriculture for beginning farmers. We also host retreats and weddings
Our apprenticeship is an educational, hands-on experience in small-scale organic agriculture. Minimum 35 hours per week of field work and occasional educational discussions and field trips. Extensive practice in agricultural skills, from planning and field preparation through planting, weeding, harvesting and marketing, with opportunities to delve more deeply into areas of interest. Expect a serious, production-focused work environment and lots of repetitive manual labor. Communal living includes shared kitchen, family-style dinners, weekly community meetings, and rotating weekend farm duties. For more details and application, go to https://www.ozfarm.com/apply
Internship Starts: April 2nd, 2021
Internship Ends: November 19th, 2021
Number of Internships Available: 3
Application Deadline: Jan 1st, 2021
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months
Private 10×12 cabin with wood burning stove, running water, and small solar array. Access to the communal farm kitchen that is stocked with seasonal farm fresh produce and bulk food items (no meat or dairy), with outdoor shower and bathtub, large front and back porch, a lounge area with loft space for guests.
Family-style dinner 5 nights/week. We cannot provide for special dietary needs.
The opportunity to pursue passion projects on the farm outside of the work week.
What we Expect:
A strong, stable person who can fully engage the farm and has a natural curiosity for understanding agriculture and developing work skills. A good team member who starts each workday prepared, present, and ready to work with a sense of presence. Someone who observes carefully, takes initiative, and handles responsibility well. A thoughtful communicator and caring community member with an interest in intentional living.We are looking for serious, hardworking applicants who are ready to dive into the work of farming and take full responsibility for this opportunity to learn and practice organic agriculture
Some farming experience preferred