Carnation Farms is a nonprofit organization on a mission to transform the way that people want to eat. We celebrate delicious and nutritious food produced in a sustainable manner by providing inspirational and educational experiences that positively affect the health, the environment, and local economies. We develop the next generation of food citizens and grow new farmers. We currently have 12 acres of certified organic vegetables and herbs, a small orchard, annually grow layer hens and meat chickens, turkeys and sheep and caretake a cattle herd on property and are planning on expanding to other livestock in 2021 (rabbits). We promote good soil health, biodiversity, pollinator habitat, high standards and transparency for our livestock management and consider environmental sustainability a core responsibility.
Applications are now being accepted for Carnation Farms 2021 Growing Farmers program. This 8 month mentorship program includes proven curriculum, a bi weekly stipend, and affordable bunk-style housing (for individuals, due to capacity we can't accommodate families or pets thanks). You also get to learn while working and living on a beautiful and historic farm!
Program Participants are fully integrated into the day-to-day work on our certified organic farm and are responsible for vital roles in food production.
We want participants with some farming experience and who are enthusiastic to learn more. The program participants are immersed in Carnation Farms production systems so get exposed to certified organic vegetable and livestock production with a small amount of orcharding and perennial berry production.
Please visit our website to find more information about the program. https://carnationfarms.org/growing-farmers/
Application here: https://carnationfarms.org/apply-to-growing-farmers/