Volunteer

Country Flat Farm

WWOOF Volunteer Position Description

In exchange for room and board, we are seeking 2 WWOOF volunteers to work a minimum of 30 hours per week on our farm for a minimum time commitment of 1 month starting February 1st, 2013.

Daily Responsibilities:

- weeding

- watering

- greenhouse management

- chicken care

- harvesting

- helping to clean and maintain the rental cottages

Seasonal Work:

- harvesting lemons (February through May, July through September)

- pruning the orchard (we have around 100 deciduous fruit trees) and berries (raspberries,  olallieberries, blackberries)

- cover cropping and fertility management

- annual vegetable propagation and management

- irrigation

- beekeeping (including building, sorting and cleaning boxes and frames)

- small-scale farm construction

Qualities We Are Seeking (any and all are a plus!):

- motivated and serious to learn about organic and/or biodynamic farming

- previous gardening and/or farming experience

- plumbing/electrical/carpentry/mechanic skills

- bi (multi) – lingual/cultural

- a couple or two friends

- musical/artistic

- cyclist

No pets and no smokers please

Requirements:

-WWOOFers must show proof of valid health insurance

-WWOOFers must sign a “hold-harmless” form issued by Country Flat Farm

If You Are Interested:

Please email Janie Rommel-Eichorn at countryflat@earthlink.net with answers to each of the following questions:

  1. Explain your motivation for living on an organic farm.  Are you interested in becoming a farmer?
  2. What practical skills are you interested in learning through this experience?
  3. Please provide us with a few examples of relevant experiences you have had to working on a farm. In your response be sure to consider the qualities that we are seeking (listed above).
  4. How would you describe your work ethic?
  5. How would your peers describe your personality?
  6. What inspires you?

Additionally, if you are not already registered on the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) USA website, please register here: www.wwoofusa.org. You can also find our farm on the WWOOF website by searching for “Country Flat Farm”.

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