3 month Internship on Regenerative Farm in Colorado, USA
Situated in Colorado, USA, Wild Child Farm is creating a regenerative, diversified approach to agriculture that will help provide people with food that heals the body, the soul, and the land itself. The farm offers an amazing internship programs for passionate, drive, reliable people who are excited to participate in to help grow a farming community and passionate about permaculture (agriculture).
About the internship program
Words from your host:
“Searching For Interns: August 1 to October 30th
Our farm is looking for folks who want to create an agricultural community on our farm. We seek passionate, driven, reliable people who are excited to help grow a farming community. We are in the process of slowly designing our plans for the intentional community and we are looking for candidates who are interested in being part of the model. We will ask our interns to help us establish a “Full Diet CSA” — offering produce, meat, eggs, honey, medicinal herb products, and a variety of other farm goods. Our farm includes an orchard with medicinal herbs, pasture with cows, chickens, and pigs, and areas for growing vegetables.
Ideal candidates have a passion for permaculture, sustainable agriculture, community health and look to have a positive change in our world while getting their hands dirty. Previous farming experience is appreciated, but not required.
This farm began as a homestead in 2019. As we connected with our community of inspiring regenerative farms in Boulder County, we recognized that we had the opportunity to serve the land and the people more deeply. We realized that what we truly value is connecting with the inspiring people in our community, maximizing the life in our soil, and cultivating life from the ground up. Our farm strives to implement inclusive practices with folks we work with, and to emulate nature on the land, while leaving the land better than we found it. The farm is a not-for-profit operation that aims to address the many issues facing our food system. To us, some of the problems facing our community include; racial inequality, unsustainability, political shortcomings relating to ag, food insecurity, monocropping, pesticide use, and lack of human empowerment on farms.
We are creating a regenerative, diversified approach to agriculture that will help provide people with food that heals the body, the soul, and the land itself. We envision connecting our community to the earth and to each other. Permaculture principles will guide our mission to work with nature to create an abundance we can all feel good about.
• Create an intentional community with systems that can serve as an example and a living classroom.
• Educate folks about permaculture and land conservation through classes and workshops.
• Enable students, volunteers, and interns to connect with the land by getting their hands in the dirt.
• Improve the health of our land through implementation of permaculture techniques, thereby increasing the land’s ability to hold and retain water.
• Create a diverse polyculture ecosystem of perennials, annuals, and bee forage.
• Use intensive animal management through thoughtful planning and rotation of diverse livestock, to accomplish the goals of building soil, weed feeding, decreasing human labor, and sequestering carbon.
• Donate excess food to those in need.
• Offset our carbon footprint, sink carbon into the soil and use water resources sustainably.
What You’ll Give
• Reliable service to the land and animals.
• 25 hours of scheduled farm work per week.
• Adherence to the Community Agreements.
• Contribution of feedback and ideas.
• Participation in conflict resolution and sharing circles.
• Respect for and communication with other community members.
What You’ll Get
• Experience in implementing permaculture techniques, while connecting with food, plants, animals, bees, and the intentional supportive community that stewards the land.
• Dedication to the improvement of your skills, knowledge base, and personal growth aspirations regarding sustainable agriculture. We do this through workshops, hands-on training, and developing a one-on-one growth plan for you.
• All your base needs are covered:
– A private room in a Boulder Colorado home (three doors down from the farm) shared with up to three other farm community members.
– Fresh food from the farm (all meals included).
– Access to farm-made herbal medicines.
– Basic toiletries.
– Community support.”
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