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Internships and Part-time planting/harvest crew at Food Waves - 6648

Job Title: 
Internships and Part-time planting/harvest crew
Food Waves
22745 S Bonney Rd
Colton, OR 97017
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

We have both intern and part-time wage positions available. Wage positions are $10 - $12 per hour.

Converging Creeks Farm is the partner farm to a 501(c)(3) non-profit agricultural educational operation called Food Waves. The 6-acre farm is situated in the foothills of the cascade mountains at 800 feet just below Goat Mountain in Colton, Oregon. We are situated within a 30-minute drive to hiking trails, swimming holes, river/lake access, & kayaking among other outdoor activities.

The farm is a production operation geared almost entirely to supplying produce to the PSU Farmer’s Market in downtown Portland on Saturdays. Our crops include a variety of specialty greens (arugulas & micro greens), lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, swiss chard, summer squash, cucumbers, basil, dill, corn, eggplant, tomatoes, & winter squash among a few other random items. We also have about 150 chickens, and 7 pigs (pigs only in the summer).

Farm tasks include seeding, seedling care, transplanting, weeding, field bed prep, harvesting, produce washing/packing, feeding chickens & pigs, and collecting & washing eggs to name a few. We also slaughter and process 60 meat chickens and the 7 pigs in the fall (usually sometime in September or October).

The non-profit aspect of our operation looks at food security through the lens of education where we are trying to educate as many people as possible how to grow their own food. We accomplish this by going off farm to different schools and community groups to work with students, teachers and parents training them how to use raised garden beds. We also host a variety of interns on the farm training people how to grow food on a larger scale using skills they can apply to whatever level is appropriate to them in their lives.

For intern positions we have a 10 x 20 cabin structure with 2 loft sleeping quarters that can accommodate up to 4 people if they are ok being cozy. The cabin is first come, first served, but there is ample space to camp all over the property if the cabin is occupied. There is a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, hot shower, and a composting toilet provided to farm visitors.

Our work week is heaviest on Mondays and Fridays with Tuesdays and Thursdays being lighter days. Wednesdays are typically not farm days. Work hours are flexible.

Pets are welcome as long as they are well behaved around children, livestock, and my other dogs/cats. This is a big caveat as I do not want undo stress or danger caused by outside pets to greatly effect the menagerie we already have.

We do indeed work hard over here, but we try to also have some fun by attending concerts, going swimming and/or kayaking, or just hanging out by the campfire with a guitar and a frosty beverage. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duties & Responsibilities: 

See Job Description above.

Education & Experience: 

Little or no experience required. Compensation differs depending on experience and position applying for.

Application Instructions: 

Contact nathan@foodwaves.org or 503-830-5164 for details.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture