We are currently accepting applications for our Urban Agriculture and Food Security Internships. These internships will begin in January 2022. The Herb Garden Internship is currently on hold. 

Urban Agriculture Internship

Interns will work alongside Alemany Farm managers helping in all aspects of growing food and maintaining the 3.5 acre organic farm dedicated to food security and community education. The Urban Agriculture interns will learn and support in organic farming production including: greenhouse work, irrigation, bed preparation and soil fertility management, weeding, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest handling, and fruit tree care. You will also help manage volunteer days by leading small groups of volunteers in farm tasks as well as various other projects as needed.

As an Urban Agriculture Intern, YOU ARE:

  • Responsible, self-motivated, organized and comfortable working independently and in groups
  • Interested in organic and sustainable farming/gardening practices and food (prior experience a plus but not required)
  • Interested in food security and food justice
  • Physically capable of lifting over 30 lbs and various other physical tasks including bending, kneeling, digging, etc., and comfortable working outside in various temperature and weather conditions
  • Competent in communication and time management
  • Comfortable interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Bi-lingual or proficient in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin is preferable but not required

Availability Requirement: Beginning January 2022: 8-14 hours a week (depending on arrangement) within the following schedule: Mondays 1 – 5 pm, Wednesdays 10 am – 2:30 pm, and Fridays 10 am – 4 pm. Weekend hours may also be available. The duration of the internship is 3-4 months.

TO APPLY:

Internship Application Applications deadline December 15th, 2021

Food Security Internship

Interns will work alongside the Alemany Farm Managers and harvest volunteers at Alemany Farm each Friday to harvest the farm’s bounty of fruits and vegetables. On Sundays you will support the work of the Free Farm Stand to help distribute the produce to community members at Parque Niños Unidos in the Mission District. In this internship, you will learn about and be actively involved in the growth patterns and harvest methods of different crops, post-harvest handling, record keeping, community outreach, food distribution, and community education.

As a Food Security Intern, YOU ARE:

  • Responsible, self-motivated, organized and comfortable working independently and in groups
  • Interested in food security and food justice
  • Competent in communication and time management
  • Physically capable of lifting over 30 lbs and various other physical tasks including bending, kneeling, digging etc.
  • Comfortable interacting with the public and in a customer service role
  • Comfortable interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Bi-lingual or proficient in Spanish or Cantonese is preferable but not required
  • Having a current driver’s license is preferable but not required

Availability Requirement: Fridays from 10 am – 4 pm at Alemany Farm AND Sundays from 10 am – 2 pm at Parque Niños Unidos. Additional hours helping to grow the food at Alemany Farm are available upon arrangement.

Alemany Farm is a 3.5 acre organic farm ecosystem in southeast San Francisco. By growing food and distributing food to the local community we tackle issues of food security, food justice, and educate local residents about how they can become their own food producers. We strive to increase ecological knowledge and habitat value, and to sow the seeds for economic and environmental justice.

The Free Farm Stand is an all-volunteer run project about sharing the wealth of urban farms and gardens. We grow as much food as we can in San Francisco and distribute it for free at our Free Farm Stand. We strive to help make locally grown, fresh and nutritious organic produce accessible to all, especially those families and individuals on low-incomes and tight budgets while also helping empower people who have the space to grow their own food and become more self-reliant. freefarmstand.org

TO APPLY:

Internship Application Application deadline December 15, 2021


Medicinal Herb Garden Internship

We are not accepting applications at this time

Medicine Garden Interns will work alongside herbalist Bonnie Rose Weaver, manager of the Medicinal Herb Garden at Alemany Farm, in all aspects of growing medicinal plants, including: maintaining the current medicinal plant/dye plant/cut flower garden; breaking ground at the new medicine garden; and community education at the 3.5 organic farm dedicated to food and ecological security, on occupied Ramaytush Ohlone Land (San Francisco, CA).

The Medicine Garden interns will support and take a leadership role in organic and regenerative medicinal plant production, including: greenhouse work, irrigation, bed preparation and soil management, weeding, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest handling. When available, interns will also help manage workdays by leading small groups of volunteers in farm tasks as well as various other projects as needed.

As a Medicinal Herb Garden Intern, YOU ARE:

  • Responsible, self-motivated, organized, and comfortable working independently and in groups
  • Interested ancestral and community use of plant remedies for the liberation of all beings
  • Interested in organic and sustainable farming/gardening practices and herbal remedies (prior experience a plus but not required)
  • Competent in communication and time management
  • Physically capable of lifting over 30 lbs and various other physical tasks including bending, kneeling, digging, etc., and comfortable working outside in various temperature and weather conditions
  • Comfortable interacting with the public
  • Comfortable interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Bi-lingual or proficient in Spanish or Cantonese is preferable but not required

Availability Requirement: Medicine Garden internships are 5-10 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months. The next internship cohort will begin early to mid February 2021, depending on pandemic circumstances.

TO APPLY:

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