Holland Ranch Internship Program 

 

Are you interested in learning about organic farming? Holland Ranch is now offering a unique opportunity to learn right here on the farm. We are accepting applications  now to fill two full time,  3 - 6 month farm internships for work beginning in Spring 2015.  The Holland Ranch farm internship is a full time hands on learning experience in organic farming and only those serious about organic farming need apply. Our program is 100% hands on; at the end of completing our 6 month program you will have learned the basics of organic farming, farmer's market selling, CSA management and much more. Interns will receive a small monthly stipend, arrangements to live on property may be available to out of the area interns if space permits. Employment opportunities may be made available to interns after successfully completing our program.

To receive an internship application please email us at: EatGoodFood@HollandRanchOrganics.com   Once we receive your completed application we will contact you to discuss our program,  stipend and possible living arrangements.  Applicants being considered must come for a weekend trial prior to beginning the program so that we can determine if this is good fit for everyone. P.S. MUST LOVE DOGS...we have three!

Applicants must be willing to submit to a criminal background check in order to be accepted into the program.

Join the Holland Ranch Crop Mob!

 

Looking for occasional volunteer learning opportunities? Joining our Holland Ranch Volunteer Crop Mob may be just what you're looking for.  Come volunteer with us to learn what it takes to grow your own food.  This season we will have opportunities for volunteers ages 15 and up to volunteer with us on special projects like: transplanting seedlings, harvesting and tying garlic, weeding, building the greenhouse,  large scale clean-up, etc. We will be posting information on our social media sites so that volunteers can lend a hand and learn about where their food comes from. Follow Holland Ranch on Facebook, @barenakedfarmerswife on Instagram and @BNFarmersWife on Twitter  or email us at hollandranch@ymail.com for updates on Crop Mob Days. Families  with children aged 15 and older are encouraged to volunteer together! All Holland Ranch Crop Mob volunteers that volunteer on 3 or more Crop Mob days during our season (May-November) will receive a free Holland Ranch Crop Mob t-shirt!  FREE lunch is always provided for our full day volunteers!

After volunteering as part of the Holland Ranch Crop Mob will:

  • know more about what it takes to get sustainable food on your plate
  • have a few sore muscles
  • have made a new friend or two
  • have built a personal relationship with a local farmer
  • feel really great about your accomplishments
  • make a few new friends

WWOOF - USA World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Holland Ranch is now WWOOF host farm! WWOOF members can login to their account view our farm profile page at  www.wwoofusa.org/index.aspx

 

 

Meet Alyssia, she interned with us during the summer of 2014. She recently moved up to San Francisco, CA to take a job as a farmers market manager with a large bay area organic farm. We were sad to see her go,  but so proud to see how she has grown,  and happy to know that we were able to give her a start in her new career!

You go girl!

Bringing in the 2014 garlic crop, CSA members Mark & Brian had  a great time learning about how their garlic is grown & harvested.

Volunteer Alex came and worked on several occasions with us this season. He even recruited some friends from work! Having help from the community for the big jobs really makes life a lot easier and a lot more fun on the farm.

2014 WOOFERs and new friends from Norway, Siigny and Chris. We really had fun working and cooking with these great kids! We leared a lot about Norway and they learned  about how HOT is here in our desert.

Siigny is a trained nutritionist in Norway and her goal is to start an organic farm some day. Chris is studying psychology and works with special needs adults.

Both have traveled extensively and have promised to meet up with us some day in Italy so that we can WWOOF there together.  We can't wait!