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Organic Farming Internships at Growing Gardens - 11026

Job Title: 
Organic Farming Internships
Growing Gardens
1630 Hawthorn Ave
80304 Boulder , CO
US
Job Type: 
Internship
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Growing Gardens’ mission is to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture. We envision people experiencing a direct and deep connection with plants, the land and each other. Growing Gardens unites the Boulder County community through urban agriculture projects, including a small urban goat dairy. We share a property with another organization, Long’s Gardens, a historic farm that propagates specialty iris.

We have full season and seasonal internships in organic farming on our Boulder Farm and Food Project Farm in Longmont.

Please visit https://growinggardens.org/internships/growing/ for full descriptions.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Boulder Farm:
● Weekly chore shifts at the goat dairy, including all 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
● 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
● Prepare and weigh produce for donation program
● Assist, teach, and work with diverse populations in greenhouse, wash station, and field-related tasks
● Mentor and teach teens in the Cultiva Youth Project
● Lead tours of the Growing Gardens site to volunteers
● Assist with other operations of the non-profit, plus help prep for and work other farm-based events

Food Project Farm in Longmont:
● Seeding, transplanting, thinning, and fertilizing seedlings
● Cultivation and weeding techniques
● Organic pest and disease management
● Cover cropping and fertility management
● Maintenance of vermicomposting bins
● Infrastructure development and site maintenance
● Operation and maintenance of tools and equipment
● Greenhouse management
● Installation and operation of irrigation systems
● Assist with plant and seed donations to community partners
● Harvesting, washing, and packing of crops for donation
● Assist with tracking and logging produce weights for donation program
● Mentor and work alongside teens in the Cultiva Youth Project
● Assist in and lead environmental education programming to teen service-learning groups and after-school programing.
● Assist, teach, and oversee volunteers and groups of volunteers with greenhouse, wash station, and field-related tasks
Assist the education team to:
● Teach environmental education programming to children and teens, ages Pre-K through High School
● Lead community groups on experiential tours of the farm site
● Represent Growing Gardens and positively interact with the public at community
outreach events

Education & Experience: 

● Some growing experience is desired, but it is not required for this position
● Applicants must be CPR and First Aid certified by start date

Application Instructions: 

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

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture