We recognize that one crucial step in preserving farms and local food is to preserve and sustain current and future farmers. There are several employment, training, and volunteer opportunities at our farm. We have tried to tailor each to varying levels of skill.
We are currently accepting applications for a 2016 Intern Apprentice.
Apprentice: 32-40 hrs a week. March-November (Monday – Saturday). Farmer Apprentice will work in all aspects of farming operation. Agricutlural experience required. Send resume and cover letter to: The Hickories 136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Intern: 40 hrs a week. June-August (Monday - Saturday). Intern will work in all aspects of farming operation. No agricultural experience required. Send resume and cover letter to: The Hickories 136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield CT 06877
High School Internship: Local high school students may apply to The Hickories to sponsor their Senior Internship program. The internship will expose students to all aspects of a diversified small farm: animal husbandry, greenhouse work, field work, organic soil preparation, record keeping, etc. Interns must arrive each day at 8am and work for 30 hrs a week. To apply, please download and submit the application attached at the bottom of this page.
Volunteer(office): For those who want to participate in the daily workings of a small organic farm but are not physically up to the field labor, we can always use help in our office: book-keeping, data-entry, errands, orders, etc.
Volunteer (field): Calling all able bodied, energetic, happy farmers or farmers to be! If you are able to make a consistent commitment to a weekly shift in the summer, we love training and capturing new interest in organic farming. Field volunteers help to bring in the harvest, manage crop planting and health (that’s seeding and weeding), and can even get involved with the animal chores. In the past our volunteers have stayed for the duration of May-October and enjoyed the eye-witness on the ground education that comes with seeing the seasonal changes on an organic farm.
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