Organic Gardening Internship
We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Gardening Internship. Rolling application are accepted until the position is filled. Check out our Immersion Program for another inspiring live-in program at Sirius!
The Organic Gardening Internship Program begins generally in late winter and is a position for someone who has already had some organic vegetable growing experience. Participants will become familiar with our the systems of planning, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting and distribution. Participants will learn to help process the harvest which includes freezing, canning, and fermentation-style preservation. You will often cover when the head gardener is away. Physical stamina is needed. Participants also have willingness to work with guests and possible interns who are just learning about gardening and have the opportunity to step into a supervisor teaching role. Participants will learn how to cook with our various seasonal fruits and vegetables. Berry picking goes through the summer, with apple, pear, chestnut and native kiwi harvest picking up during autumn.
Stipend Pending Experience:
The organic gardening internship is a work-trade program with an additional $200/month stipend, pending experience. Participants will work in the Sirius Permaculture Gardens for 5 days/week alongside Sirius gardens coordinator, Linda Reimer. This is an opportunity to experience living in an intentional and sustainable community and we ask only for a willingness to be actively engaged with the community throughout the entire growing season (mid-March – November) plus some organic farming experience.
A typical day for participants looks like this, with 2 days off per week as well:
- 7:30am – Optional Meditation
- 8:00am – Breakfast
- 9:00 – 1:00 – Organic Permaculture Gardening
- 1:00 – 2:30 – Lunch
- 2:30 – 5:00 – Organic Permaculture Gardening and occasional classes with the participants
- 6:30 – 7:30 – Community Dinner
- 8:30 – 10:00 – Occasional (optional) meetings and events
How to Apply:
To apply for the Sirius Community Garden Intern Position, download the application form here and e-mail it as a MS Word file to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the program, contact Llani Davidson by e-mail or phone: 413-336-5569. You can also mail a hard copy of the application to:
ATTN: Sirius Garden Intern
72 Baker Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072