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Organic Farm Management Internship at Growing Gardens of Boulder County - 17518

Job Title: 
Organic Farm Management Internship
Growing Gardens of Boulder County
1630 Hawthorn Ave
80304 Boulder , CO ,
US
Job Type: 
Internship
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Full Season 2023 (April 3 - October 27)
Reports to: Boulder Farm Manager and Greenhouse and Facilities Coordinator
Compensation: $14.50/hour and weekly produce, seasonally

Growing Gardens’ mission is to cultivate community through sustainable urban agriculture. Our programs empower people of all ages, income levels, and abilities by connecting them with their local food system, each other, and the environment.

Our organization values the diverse skills and individuals that come together to create a thriving community and workplace. We are committed to the work we do, and bring our best selves each day, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously, have fun, and enjoy the process of doing good in our community. We take care of each other and put people at the center of everything we do.

The Farm Management Intern works in all operations of the Boulder farm with Cultiva youth, volunteers, and others to support a CSA program, donation program, and farm stand. The Farm Management Internship is fast paced and requires a great deal of hard work, focus, and care.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Farm Intern Duties:
- Assist the Farm Manager and growing staff in all aspects of farm operation:
- Weekly chore shifts at the goat dairy, including aspects of milk production, animal care, grazing and rotation management and educational events for the public
- Planning, installation, and operation of irrigation systems
- Bed preparation and planting
- Seeding, transplanting, thinning, and fertilizing both seedlings in the greenhouse and field crops
- Early season greenhouse growing for the plant sale and field crops
- Cultivation and weeding
- Pest and disease management
- Harvesting, washing, and packing of crops for CSA, farm stand, wholesale accounts, and donations
- Help to manage and run CSA pickups and the farm stand
- Cover cropping, soil sampling, and understanding of soil health on the farm
- Operation of tractors, mowers, and other farm equipment
- Maintenance of grounds and site infrastructure
- Record-keeping
- Assist with produce donation program
- Assist, teach, and work with diverse populations and ages in greenhouse, wash station, and field-related tasks
- Lead volunteer projects with people of differing abilities
- Assist with other operations of the non-profit, and help with set up and execution of other farm-based events

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications:
- Responsible, dedicated, and organized individual
- Strong work ethic and a passion for learning how to grow food and develop community
- Ability to work early morning, evening, and weekend hours
- Ability to hustle and thrive under pressure
- Physically capable of manual tasks, including lifting 40 pounds
- Some growing experience is desired, but it is not required for this position.
- Applicants must be CPR and First Aid certified by April 1, 2023.

Bonus Points:
- Fluency in other languages
- Experience working in adverse conditions
- Experience in community building, education, and volunteer leadership

Application Instructions: 

Please visit http://growinggardens.org/internships for full internship descriptions and application instructions.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture