Growing Heart Farm Seeks Interns for the 2017 Season
Growing Heart Farm www.growingheartfarm.com is a 2 acre organic vegetable farm in Pawling, New York. We are a yoga retreat center, wedding venue, campsite and much more. We have a CSA and sell at 3 markets. We grow an array of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and mushrooms. We also have Chickens, Dogs, and Bees. The farm is right off the Metro North train line from NYC so you don’t need a car to get away and explore. We are also located on the Appalachian trail! Awesome hiking and waterfalls close by and we have a Pond and natural spring on the property to play in on hot summer days.
This farm has an amazing community and we sometimes host very large parties. We do like to get down and party, when we are not working, so please take this into consideration before applying.
We often have extra work for pay beyond the required 25 hours a week.
Meals are prepared on your own except for Wednesday night potlucks.
If interested please specify when you would like to come and for how long.
We need people for 20-25 hours a week (depending on the season) to help us farm. Weeding, harvest, planting, watering and other farm tasks will be you primary duties.
We have 2 trailers available for people and couples who are able to commit to at least 2 month and plenty of camping space for people wanting to stay a shorter duration. (campers may be available for shorter stays depending if available)
We provide veggies from the farm as well as rice, beans, and oats and oil in exchange for 20-25 hours a week (depending on season).
Our farm is AWSOME! You will have fun. You will Learn how to farm a small scale organic farm. You will be treated very well at Growing Heart Farm.
We have outdoor showers, composting toilets, outdoor kitchen, wifi, washer and dryer.
**Looking for someone to lead yoga classes.**Music skills is a big Plus.**Farm experience is a big plus.**Spanish teaching skills is a plus.
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When getting into livestock farming there are a great number of things to consider before you bounce into production. There are different types of livestock you can raise, which are chickens, rabbits, cattle, ducks, lamb, goats, swine or horses, and are all cared for in a different way.
To become successful in animal farming you need to know your options, goals and resources. Learning what you want to accomplish will help you in shaping up your farm so that it can be successful.
– Your Goals
And so why do you want to get into livestock farming? It’s very essential that you identify and evaluate what your goals are.
Do you want to raise livestock because you want to provide your family with healthy food? You may just want to raise livestock to manage forage? Or else you want to produce your own livestock products and sell them for extra cash? Either way placing goals is no doubt important before you pursue your project.
After you have made your decision on what type of livestock you want to raise, consider the land in which you are going to manage the livestock. Consider the size of your land, the laws regarding keeping livestock and property zoning. If your land is small you may consider raising birds but if you have large land you can raise, cattle, lamb and other large livestock.
Also determine the sort of operation you want. If you want to manage cows determine if you wish to raise cattle for meat or cattle for milk or if you wish to raise laying chickens and meat hens. For milk creation you can choose between goat milk, sheep milk or cow milk. You can just raise all of them.
The type of breed is also important so make certain you get knowledge of the different types of livestock. For example if you need to keep meat cows that graze on pasture the cows that strives well on pasture is the Belted Galloway. This goes for the other animals, certain breeds will produce better than other breeds.
– Your Resources
Do you have enough resources to get started on your project? Will you have enough finances to invest in livestock farming? Do you have the equipment and facilities? Bringing up livestock requires that you have enough resources and are prepared to spend some money.