Interested in growing medicinal and culinary herbs this season?
Sawmill Herb Farm is entering our fifth season of growing herbs and we are looking for interns to join us for the 2017 season!
Our interns are a vital part of the farm. Interns are involved in many aspects of the farm including: weeding, transplanting, harvesting, irrigation, drying, garbling dried herbs and packing herbs. Most of our work is done by hand – with hoes, rakes, shovels and harvest knives. As a small farm, everyone participates in everything and interns learn directly from the plants and experience.
Interns work on the farm 2 days a week every Thursday and Friday, from 9 – 4, with a lunch break in the middle of the day.
We offer three sessions during the growing season. Interns can participate in one, two, or all three depending on interest and commitment level. Each session is a nine week block.
Spring: April 27 – June 23. In Spring we emphasize transplanting, weeding, learning irrigation systems, harvesting leaf, bud & flower parts, processing for drying and packing out bulk dried herbs.
Summer: June 29 – August 25. Summer tasks include harvesting leaf & flowers for market and CSA shares, weeding, processing for drying and packing out bulk dried herbs.
Fall: August 31 – October 28. Fall tasks include harvesting, weeding, harvesting greens & roots, processing herbs for drying, packing out bulk dried herbs and getting the farm fields winter-ready.
While Sawmill interns are volunteers, all interns receive a dynamic education in growing herbs through direct experience and take home educational materials and resources that we’ve hand selected and compiled. Interns have open access to all workshops & events held at the farm and are compensated with fresh herbs chosen from the diverse abundance of plants grown on site.
Some colleges offer their students a stipend for unpaid internships, check if yours does.
Applicants should be interested in learning about growing medicinal herbs, be energetic, willing to work outdoors in any weather condition, able to work independently and with a crew and be self-motivated.
Contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Check out some pictures to see what our interns have been up to