Root Bottom Farm – 2 Internships

Farm/Organization Name: Root Bottom Farm
Contact Name: Morgan Decker
Contact Email: rootbottom@gmail.com
Location: Marshall
Region: Mountains NC
Farm Description – Basic information about what is produced on your farm.: Our 5 acre farm is located in Madison County, about 30 minutes North of Asheville, and 10 minutes from the towns of Mars Hill and Marshall. In addition to our microgreen and annual vegetable operation, we also have many established perennial crops. We currently grow strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, herbs, asparagus and 54 fruit trees. We have a large garlic crop that we hang in our renovated tobacco barn. We have three high tunnel greeenhouses that are used for seed starting and tomato and cucumber production. We have multiple outlets for selling our produce including two farmers markets, a 20-week CSA, two farm to table dinners, and Pedal to Plate (a bike to farm to table event).
Number of Available Positions: 2
Job/Internship Description: Learn propagation, planting, weeding, harvesting, greenhouse management, farmers market set up and sales, events and microgreen operations. This is designed as a learning experience for someone who is serious about growing food organically on a small scale using mostly human powered methods. Position runs 3 months. Intern will have private residence with shared bathroom. Tiny house is 120sq ft that includes a sleeping loft, linens, empty second loft, fold out couch, kitchenette (mini fridge, toaster oven), electric & cold running water. 100 sq ft deck off back that overlooks the creek. Recycling and composting is mandatory. No pets. No indoor smoking. This is simple country living.
Job/Internship Start & End Dates: April 15-July 15 OR July 15-Oct 15
Qualifications: No previous experience is required, only an eager person ready to work hard, eat great food, and is enthusiastic about learning to farm and apply these skills in the future. Must have your own vehicle since we live in a rural setting.
Salary/Compensation: Housing, a food share and $50/week in exchange for 30 hrs of work per week.
Application Instructions: Please send email and resume to rootbottom@gmail.com
Website: www.rootbottomfarm.com
Closing Date: March 1, 2018

 

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