Climate Farm Internship on Midnight’s Farm, Lopez Island, Washington – 2021
Live, work, learn, and connect on Midnight’s Farm while taking a deep dive into the landscape of climate change through the Terra.do “Climate Change: Learning through Action” course. Study with a worldwide climate network while getting your hands dirty with experiential, in-the-field farm work.
Midnight’s Farm is a small diversified farm on Lopez Island in northwest Washington. We strive to model stewardship and production that tends the soil and the climate, including; community scale compost production, rotational grazing, biochar production and intensive no-till market garden. We are always seeking to improve our practices and incorporate new ideas and information. Our current curiosities/projects include refining our carbon footprint modeling, stabilizing carbon in compost and wood chips applications, hedgerow design, refining biochar production, and incorporating climate storytelling into our promotion materials.
Climate Farm Internship Nitty Gritty:
- Minimum three months on-farm commitment starting anytime after mid August. Any intern starting earlier would also be able to participate in the Climate Farm School that we will be hosting. This is a great opportunity!
- Roughly 34 hours of farm work per week.
- Enrollment in the Terra Climate Course which runs Sept 23-Dec 16.
- Use of sauna, yoga studio, swimming pond, farm bikes
- Coverage for on the job injury through WA state L&I Small Farm Internship Program
- On Farm Housing – The quarters are cozy and rustic. You will have a composting toilet and shower that is in a separate space. Here is a document with some pictures and info.
- $ 100/week stipend
- Access to either your own and/or a shared kitchen space
- Farm lunches made from scratch from farm bounty on workdays
- Unlimited seasonal vegetables and fruit from the market garden and orchard
- Supply of staples such as rice, beans, flour, milk, condiments, olive oil, etc.
How to Apply:
Check you our website www.midnightsfarm.com/intern and click the Apply Now button.