Morven Kitchen Garden 2017 Summer Internship
Each summer, MKG hires three summer interns to participate and learn about all aspects of food production. The summer interns will maintain the garden and operate a 10-week summer CSA under the guidance of the MKG farm manager. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it is the main way MKG sells its produce.
Summer tasks involve all aspects of food production from seeding and planting in the field and greenhouse to harvesting produce and packing weekly CSA shares. Interns will also work with volunteers in the garden and assist with CSA member communications. Along side garden work, we will explore the fundamentals and philosophy of sustainable agriculture and how and why we apply these principles at MKG. One morning a week, interns will visit Bellair Farm to see firsthand how a larger farming operation works. In August, at our annual event, Gazpacho in the Garden, we will celebrate the summer garden season and the interns.
Details and Schedule:
The MKG Internship runs 12 weeks, from late May to early August. Tentative schedule is May 22 – August 11th. Each intern gets one-week vacation. Vacations will be coordinated so they are spread out over the 12 weeks. Interns will receive a stipend of $2200 over the summer for 11 weeks of work.
The schedule is generally 25 hours per week. Hours are mainly mornings Monday–Friday with CSA shares delivered and distributed on Friday afternoons.
7am-11 am/noon Monday – Thursday 7am – 2:30 pm Friday
Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning first hand about sustainable agriculture from both the small-scale intensive perspective (MKG) to the larger farm model (Bellair). No farming/gardening experience is required.
Interested in applying?
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 24, 2017.