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Organic Farming Internships at Growing Gardens - 11026

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Organic Farming Internships
Growing Gardens
1630 Hawthorn Ave
80304 Boulder , CO
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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 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 for full internship descriptions and application instructions.

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