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internships available, hilltop hanover farm
Posted: January 31 2011
Hanover Farm and Environmental Center seeks a 2011 farm crew and a crew leader to help grow healthy produce using sustainable farming practices. Hilltop Hanover Farm is in Yorktown Heights, New York, and is owned by Westchester County. This regional educational center serves Westchester County by researching, teaching, and applying skills for small-scale urban and suburban farming and sustainable living practices. We have 40 acres under cover crops, pastures, and meadows, 5 acres in intensive crops and greenhouses, and 125 acres crossed by wooded hiking trails.
Farm crew members work in all aspects of a vegetable farming operation—from starting seeds to planting, cultivating, harvesting, and marketing vegetables for our farm stand operation, U-Pick gardens, and new 100 member CSA.
Four full season (April to October) positions are available in 2011. Farm experience is not required for the crew, but applicants must be dependable, enthusiastic to learn about farming, food, and eco-agriculture; willing to perform heavy physical labor in various weather conditions; comfortable communicating with students and visitors; and over 18 years old. One crew leader position is available starting in March. Crew leader applicants must have 1-3 seasons of farming experience. The positions do not include housing, but are paid (rate DOE, starts at $10/hr), 40-45 hours a week, with weekend hours required.