Internship

Bluestone Farms at Millrift is seeking Interns!

 

2017 Internship Opportunities- Apply Now!

Limited to 4 – 6 participants. Minimum stay of 3 months.

Join Bluestone Farms to learn about all aspects of community building and organic / permaculture farming: crop production, raising pastured poultry, grass-fed beef cattle (Scottish Highlands) and Alpacas. Bluestone Farms will be creating value-added farm products, farm carpentry, structure building, and more! Interns participate in daily morning and afternoon/evening chores as well as regular farm work on a daily basis, 5 days a week / 6 hours a day.

What to Expect…

*An opportunity to dive into crop production and animal husbandry and all that it entails. Daily activities include feeding, watering, rotating pasture, etc. and for crop production: preparing soils, planting, watering, harvesting, packaging, selling at the farm market…etc.
· Hard but fulfilling work
· Work in the elements- rain/shine, hot/cold
· Solitary and group work
· Delicious seasonal meals prepared with our home grown food as well as local, organic produce and fruits!
· Free time for hiking, rafting, camping, kayaking, etc… / Bus to NYC is 5 miles from farm.

What’s Expected…

· Positive attitude, “most of the time”
· Hard work ethic
· Open communication
· A strong desire to learn and experience the farm
· Contributions to the farm- in the form of your energy, ideas and work
· Accountability and Commitment

Educational Opportunities & Skill Building

This is the perfect opportunity for someone wishing to learn more about all aspects of organic / permaculture farming and community building.
· Permaculture design
· Portable saw mill operations (wood mizer)
· Help organize and participate in workshops on healthy living
· Preserving and canning (salsa, tomato sauce, jams, applesauce…etc)
· Structure building (barns, sheds, housing, fencing, wigwam, tree house…)
· Stone work and landscaping: walls, patios / enhancing natural ecosystems
Housing
We provide on-farm “primitive” housing in a variety of dwellings: camper, wigwam, teepee, tent, barn…etc.

Meals: farm dinners shared

To apply contact greggnoll@gmail.com with a resume and letter of intent. Bluestone Farms will only be accepting a limited number of applicants so apply early. Thank you and we look forward to building something beautiful together!