"Growing Markets" Program
Working under the direction of the Market Garden Manager and CLDS President, the CLDS Intern is responsible for assistance with market garden operations, to include preparation of the areas to be planted for market garden production, transplanting, direct seeding, weed management, irrigation, pest management, harvesting, post-harvest handling, marketing support, record-keeping, and other incidental tasks.
Season generally runs from April through September. Work will include all tasks associated with managing and maintaining a garden for production of organic produce sales, including but not limited to: seeding & transplanting, tilling, fertilization, organic pest management, weed control, irrigation, harvesting/packing, marketing, social media management, retail sales, farmers market participation (optional), and produce subscription management. The CLDS provides general liability insurance and product insurance for food grown within the garden.
The internship position is compensated at $10/hour, not to exceed 200 hours total.
At a minimum, intern candidates should have organic gardening experience, an interest in local and organically raised food, a mature and responsible work ethic with strong organizational and communication skills, be in good health, have physical endurance, enjoy working outdoors, and be able to work independently. Manual labor is required (participants should be able to lift 40 lbs). Candidates should also be able to operate a tiller and a garden tractor (training will be provided), and provide their own transportation to/from the garden.
For Questions or to Apply
Contact Krista Schneider, Market Garden Manager, at email@example.com, or 570-578-5903.