E.A.T. South empowers community-led programs with resources to transform our local food system. A Farm Internship with E.A.T. South provides the intern with the opportunity to gain practical farming skills in an environment focused on educating the community about and involving the community in growing healthy food.
Internship Duration: Flexible, the intern will learn most by being involved from Jan/Feb - October, a full growing season.
However, we can definitely work with interns for a minimum of three months at a time.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. June/July hours may shift to earlier mornings because of heat.
The internship will provide a practical, hands-on education in:
● Crop planning
● Plant Propagation
● Composting and soil fertility
● Safe, ergonomic tool use
● Chicken and duck care
● Proper techniques for harvest and post harvest handling
● Marketing for small farms (Including the opportunity to staff a farmers market booth)
● Insect identification and Integrated pest management
● Because we are a small organization, interns have the opportunity to take a great deal of leadership on projects and teach what they learn
● Educational workshops on tool care, urban livestock, organic gardening.
● Farm visits with area organic farmers – We strive to visit a different organic farm monthly to volunteer and tour their operation.
● Three month minimum commitment
● Willingness and ability to work in all weather, from cold and damp to Alabama summer
● Willingness and interest in working with the River Region’s racially and economically diverse communities
Email the following to Caylor Roling, Farm Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
● Describe your interest in farming. How does working on a farm relate to your personal and professional goals?
● Your availability. When can you begin your internship? When do you need your internship to end?
● Your resume.