farm internships, chambersburg, pa
Farm Internships at the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, Chambersburg, PA
Fulton Farm is an integral part of the Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable
Living at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. Located on 100 acres adjacent to
Wilson’s campus, the farm uses about five acres for food production. The remaining
land is in forest, pasture, and riparian border. The scenic Conococheague Creek also
flows through the farm.
We use organic methods on the farm and are members of Certified Naturally Grown.
We are a diversified vegetable farm, but we focus on high-quality staple vegetables
mixed with a few fruits, specialty crops, and cut flowers. Produce is primarily sold
through our approximately 100-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
program. We also market to the college dining hall and our hometown farmers market.
We are seeking three paid interns for April or May through October for help with
our 2013 CSA and market farm season. Interns assist in most aspects of the daily
farm routine, which includes field and greenhouse work, volunteer management, and
preparing for CSA distributions and markets. Potential responsibilities exist in all of
these areas, in addition to chicken care, some tractor work, or even leading workshops
for CSA members.
As both a working and educational farm, Fulton Farm attempts to integrate educational
opportunities for its seasonal help. These opportunities include on-farm discussions,
field trips to other farms and access to any workshops that might be held by the Center
for Sustainable Living at Wilson College. Compensation includes a weekly stipend plus
access to available on farm produce and eggs from the farm's free-range chickens.
Interns are housed in a 3 bedroom farmhouse located on the property.
For our internship, there is no experience needed. We desire interns with enthusiasm,
the ability and desire to work hard in a team setting (in all kinds of weather!) and an
eagerness to learn the principles of organic and sustainable farming. Visit our website
for more information and an application, or contact Sarah with further questions.
[email protected]; 717-709-1995; http://www.wilson.edu/about-wilson-college/