Apprentice and Internships at OWF

 Apprentice and Internship Positions Available for 2015 Season

        

One Woman Farm will accept four full-time farm apprentices and two part-time interns for the 2015 growing season.  Apprentices and interns at One Woman Farm will have the unique opportunity to work closely with the main farmer and participate in the day-to-day tasks of a fast paced, production oriented farm. 

**College students who are unable to commit to a full season, but are interested in completing a summer apprenticeship/internship at OWF are invited to apply!  Please contact Margaret for further details.**

These tasks and repsonsibilities include:

  • Greenhouse seeding and maintenance
  • Field transplanting
  • Crop maintenance, cultivation, weeding
  • High tunnel management
  • Harvesting, washing, packing produce
  • Delivery route responsibilities
  • Presentation and marketing of produce at farmers market
  • Presentation of weekly CSA vegetables at farm for farm members
  • Farm equipment maintenance
  • Participating in all other crop-related tasks

The OWF apprentices will receive weekly produce, monthly living stipend ($1000+/month dependent on qualifications), housing, and experiential mind food in addition to an arena to develop and cultivate practical skills and abilities that will last a lifetime.  The 4 full-time apprenticeship positions will begin in April and will continue throughout late October/early November to fully encompass the farm’s seasonal rhythms, harvests, and projects although different start and end dates may be accommodated.

One Woman Farm internships are  a 20-hour a week commitment and can be designed to meet the specific educational goals and interests of the applicant. OWF interns will receive university credits (where applicable) and weekly vegetable share. The internship positions will be best filled by applicants living in/or around the Pittsburgh area as room and board is not provided.


Qualities Required:
 
  • Previous farm experience is preferred, but not required
  • A self-starter rockstar with a Can-Do positive mental attitude
  • Disciplined, responsible, flexible
  • Ability to work independently
  • Physically fit
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, take direction, and problem solve
  • Excellent communication skills and great sense of humor
  • A valid driver's license and ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to do physical, manual work of farming and interest in learning about farming and food
 
 
How to Apply:
 
All interested applicants are invited to submit a resume with three professional references and a letter of intent describing previous relevant experiences and skills as well as why the applicant wants to apprentice at OWF to the farm via email.  For further information, or inquiries, please contact Margaret.
 

 

"Working at One Woman Farm was a wonderful and satisfying experience. I was able to further my farming knowledge by participating in and observing the inner workings of a successful small scale organic farm. Duties included seeding, transplanting, cultivating, mulching, irrigating, weeding, staking, composting, harvesting, packing, presenting, selling and delivering produce. Working with Margaret was a breath of fresh air as she is dedicated to her craft, motivated, experienced, educated, exuberant, engaging and eager to share her knowledge."

                                         -- Liz Monk, 2011 OWF Apprentice

 

One Woman Farm is now accepting CSA members for the 2015 season! Sign Up Today to secure your membership with OWF!

New! OWF CSA pickup locations are growing in Mt. Lebanon, Glenshaw, Squirrel Hill, and Allison Park neighborhoods!  

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