Opportunities with Quail Springs Permaculture

posted February 25, 2020

Work with the amazing team at Quail Springs Permaculture! Based near Ventucopa, California in the Cuyama Valley, QSP hosts programs at a variety of sites in the Cuyama Valley and throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Current job openings include Program Coordinator and Hosting and Volunteer Director, as well as their Work Trade program with rolling applications.

Quail Springs accomplishes its mission through youth and adult programming, maintaining an example of high-desert regenerative human settlement, and partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

QSP draw students from their region as well as from around the world—from South India, where international development workers are organizing farms for children and adults orphaned with disabilities, to Oakland, where urban gardeners employ formerly incarcerated youth to use regenerative design in cityscapes.

wanted: resident farm intern/permaculturist/gardner in new zealand

posted May 28, 2015

Uma Rapiti Farm New Zealand:


We are a family who have a small, organic farm on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.  We are looking for someone with experience in organic farming/permaculture to help on our land as part of a work exchange. The property is relatively new to our family; we have been developing it as an educational and experimental farm since 2007. We have seven acres of NW facing former paddock – some sloping, some flat.  We have beautiful views of the Gulf.  There are small, established tracts of native bush that help shelter us from the NW winds.

Located in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, Waiheke Island is about 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland. At approximately 92 square km it is the second-largest gulf island.  There is a permanent population of around 8,000 residents.  The island is known for its beautiful blend of farmland, bush, beaches, vineyards and olive groves.  Cycling/mountain biking, sea kayaking, tramping, wine tasting, swimming or simply relaxing on a white sand beach give visitors and residents endless ways to spend their time.  The primary industries on the island are wine-making, olive production, tourism and arts/crafts.

We would like farmers any time of the year and applications are considered on a rolling basis. This position is well suited to recent farm/CSA interns.  Ideally, we would like a couple.  Stipend to be negotiated based on experience and availability.  Accommodation: very comfortable sleepout (cottage) with electricity, sheltered
outdoor cooking facilities, hot outdoor shower and composting toilet. A 9-12 month commitment is preferable. Previous farmers have planned a “working holiday” with us and then travelled around NZ.

Contact Anu Shinnamon by at anushinnamon@gmail.com or check out the website http://umarapitifarm.co.nz/