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Posted 1/18/2017 2:22pm by Jesse Fleisher.

WWOOFer Lauren Goodwin picking dry beans

Good news! We've got two education focused sustainable agriculture internships available on our small scale vegetable farm outside Nashville, TN. You can have fun and work hard while learning greenhouse, field, and marketing methods for diverse fruits and vegetables grown using approved organic methods and materials. Simple housing, partial board, and small stipend provided.

City & State: Santa Fe, TN (just outside Nashville)

2 Internship Positions w/Stipend

  1. Field Hand + Social Media/Blog/Newsletter Management + Some Volunteer Coordination
  2. Field Hand + Construction & Farm Equipment Maintenance + Orchard/Woodlot Maintenance

 Position description details:  

WHAT: Athena’s Harvest  is a small family farm run by former Peace Corps volunteers. Though not certified, we exclusively use organic best practices to grow diverse fruits and vegetables while maintaining our farm's soil health and ecological balance. No synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides are used, and we don't plant any GMOs. We market fresh, healthy, local food in Nashville, TN and surrounding communities through our CSA subscription service, at weekly farmers markets, and to restaurants via the Nashville Grown food hub. We use a motley crew of interns (that’s potentially you if you are reading this), shorter term WWOOFers, and local volunteers to grow food and get it out into the community. Teaching and learning is part of our mission.

WHEN: 1 season commitment from early March to late November 2017 (starting and ending dates may be flexible give or take a week or two). Work schedule is 6 days a week with 1 week off which must be scheduled to fall prior to July 15 or after October, plus any “all farm” vacation days we may decide to take along the way.

BENEFITS: Simple room/ farm vegetables & partial board/ 1 on 1 organic farming mentorship/ modest stipend

WHO: Athena's Harvest welcomes all visitors regardless of age, sex, race, gender, religion, nationality, economic class, or sexual orientation. Applicants must be able to work and engage with others in a mature, respectful manner, and be capable of sustained physical work outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures.

Click Here For More Information and Application.

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