Internships in Gardening and Sustainable Community Living

Location: 
Freeland, Maryland
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
Heathcote Community

Interns will work in our organic gardens under the guidance of experienced
gardeners, and live on-site if desired. Much of the work will be done
independently. Specific duties include preparing beds, starting seeds,
planting, weeding, watering, natural pest control, harvesting, food
preservation, composting, and maintaining perennial plants. Interns will also
have the opportunity to undertake special garden projects such as enhancing
our edible forest garden. Interns will work 20 hours per week in exchange for
their lodging and they will pay $220 per month for food. They will be housed
in our 150-year-old historic grain mill and integrated into all aspects of
community life, including chores, meetings, and social events. A minimum one-
month commitment is required. Qualifications: Must be enthusiastic,
responsible, reliable, flexible, able to do hard physical work, and willing to
learn through trial and error. Must be willing to live in rustic
accommodations with a simple, healthy diet. Should have an interest in rural
community living.  For further information and application instructions, see
www.heathcote.org.