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Farm Internship at Forever Bloom Farm - 4171

Job Title: 
Farm Internship
Forever Bloom Farm
413 Dearborn Park Road
Pescadero, CA 94060
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Job Description: 

We are looking for an intern to join our farm family this season. Forever Bloom Farm is located on a 5 acre farm six miles from the Pacific Ocean in a small coastal farming community one hour south of San Francisco. We utilize all organic practices and no-till production techniques to produce gorgeous flowers, juicy fruits and berries, healthy delicious vegetables and eggs with deep orange yolks from our chickens who roam about on the edges of our fields. We are looking for someone excited about learning how to create seasonal artisan floral arrangements and growing delicious food while learning all of the ins and outs of a small organic farm. This is an internship and we love to teach and are committed to training and passing on our knowledge to our interns. We are excited to train you so while you do not need experience, you do need a great attitude and be self-motivated and hard working. Our farm focuses on cut flower production and you will have a unique opportunity to learn everything about growing cut flowers for market. The staff consists of two women partners who are energetic, entertaining, and hard-working along with a handful of part time seasonal workers. We love to laugh, learn and create beauty together.

Dates: Position requires a commitment starting the beginning of May and running at a minimum through the end of August. We are open to having the internship last through the fall season if it is a good fit.
Schedule: The position is part time 25 hours per week, with a flexible schedule. There is a weekly stipend of $200 and housing is included (29’ travel trailer, internet, laundry, fresh produce and eggs as available).

There are opportunities for contract work outside of the 25 hours internship per week either at our farm or at nearby local farms.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

-Harvesting a wide variety of flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and eggs
- Fieldwork (seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, gopher trapping, turning over beds, etc.)
- Creating flower bouquets and packing for sale
- Greenhouse care including seed starting, potting up, propagation, succession planning,
- Maintaining the on-property farm stand
-Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience: 

Desired Qualities/Skills/Experience:
- Strong work ethic
-Willingness to do paid delivery work a plus (need drivers license).
- Responsible and reliable
- Efficient and hard-working
- Ability to work in all weather conditions
- Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
- Ability to lift 50 lbs.
- Observant and inquisitive
- Positive attitude
- Ability to work well alone and with others

Application Instructions: 

To apply: Send brief cover letter, three professional references, and resume to Tammy Bloom, Forever Bloom Farm;
Include in your cover letter why you are interested in the position and what you feel you could contribute to the farm crew.
Application deadline: Open until filled.

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