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Apprentice and Internship Positions Available for 2013 Season
One Woman Farm will accept three full time farm apprentices and two part-time interns for the 2013 growing season. Apprentices and interns at One Woman Farm will have the unique opportunity to work closely with the main farmer and participate in the day-to-day tasks of a fully functioning diversified farm.
**College students that are unable to commit to a full season, but are interested in completing a summer internship at OWF are invited to apply! Please contact Margaret for further details.**
These tasks include:
- Greenhouse seeding and maintenance
- Field transplanting
- Crop maintenance, cultivation, weeding
- Harvesting, washing, packing produce
- Presentation and marketing of produce at farmers market
- Presentation of weekly CSA vegetables at farm for farm members
- Farm equipment maintenance
- Participating in all other crop-related tasks
The OWF apprentices will receive weekly produce, monthly modest stipend (dependant on qualifications), optional off-farm housing, and experiential mind food in addition to an arena to cultivate practical skills that will last a lifetime. The 3 full-time apprenticeship positions will begin in April and will continue throughout late October/early November to fully encompass the farm’s seasonal rhythms, harvests, and projects although different start and end dates may be accommodated.
One Woman Farm internships are a 20-hour a week commitment and can be designed to meet the specific educational goals and interests of the applicant. OWF interns will receive university credits (where applicable) and weekly vegetable share. The intersnhip positions will be best filled by applicants living in/or around the Pittsburgh area as room and board is not provided.
- Previous farm experience is a plus, but not necessary
- A self-starter rockstar with a Can-Do positive mental attitude
- Disciplined, responsible, flexible
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to work well in a team environment, take direction, and problem solve
- Excellent communication skills and great sense of humor
- A valid driver's license and ability to lift 50 pounds
- Ability to do physical manual work of farming and interest in learning about farming and food
"Working at One Woman Farm was a wonderful and satisfying experience. I was able to further my farming knowledge by participating in and observing the inner workings of a successful small scale organic farm. Duties included seeding, transplanting, cultivating, mulching, irrigating, weeding, staking, composting, harvesting, packing, presenting, selling and delivering produce. Working with Margaret was a breath of fresh air as she is dedicated to her craft, motivated, experienced, educated, exuberant, engaging and eager to share her knowledge."
-- Liz Monk, 2011 OWF Apprentice