[cg] Farm Apprentice Position Available
Accokeek Foundation/RWS Ecosystem Farm
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
Contacts: Shane J. LaBrake
(301) 283-2049 FAX
RWS Ecosystem Farm is looking for an intern with a strong desire to learn, work
outdoors in all types of weather, and work hard under pressure. Some experience in vegetable
agriculture is preferred, though not necessary. Interns will have basic instruction,
including opportunity to learn tractor operation, tools and techniques, and CSA
operations, as well as philosophy of sustainable agriculture. Season runs from
Interns will be involved in soil preparation, planting, transplanting, drip irrigation,
cultivation, pest control, greenhouse work, harvesting and preparation.
The Ecosystem Farm is an 8-acre certified organic vegetable farm (includes
blueberries, cut flowers, and culinary herbs) on the banks of the Potomac River in
Piscataway National Park. We use solar power for irrigation, potable water and electric fencing. We
market to an 80-household CSA.
We offer a monthly stipend of $1250 and will assist the apprentice in finding local and
affordable housing. We tend to share a daily potluck lunch. The Accokeek Foundation is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact by phone, e-mail, or mail before April 15, 1999
John Edward Verin
BTW, if you don't know how to grow your own food you don't really have any clout, Y2K or not, so... LEARN!
How many millions of Americans live in poorly made, over-priced houses built on farm land, race twice daily at deadly speeds to and from a toxic city to do a job they don't really like in a plastic office so they can get money to give to someone else in order to eat food?
Food is power... are you in control of yours?
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