For everyone, education has been at the heart of the work on the farm. Workshops, new research, and close observation are important to developing the central skill of a farmer: creative problem solving. Interns work on a generalized schedule of 45-50 hours a week from morning until the late afternoon. We have a strong respect for the necessity of time off, and the futility of working long hours. Interns are compensated by a stipend of $900 per month, a place to live, and food produced on the farm. In addition we conduct weekly workshops in the Spring focused on topics like soil conservation, equipment, farm based fertility, and farm business management in order to provide a foundation to the details we learn in the field through hands-on experience. One-to-one mentorship, as well as team-based learning is practiced all season long. Some interns arrive with little experience, some are returning for a second or third season. All are expected to work through the season with an enthusiastic openness and creativity associated with self-improvement.
Send resumes to Stacy, or if you are interested in any other farms in Maine, consider applying through MOFGA's apprenticeship program.