Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Yolo Community Care Continuum (YCCC) Farmhouse is looking for interns for spring and summer of 2014!

We are located on a 10-acre farm in rural Davis, about a 15 minute drive from downtown Davis, and a 30 minute bike ride from campus. The program here is part of the Yolo Community Care Continuum, which provides services for people with mental illness in Yolo County. The Farmhouse is a long-term residential care facility for people with mental illness, and part of the treatment program is living on a farm. This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours depending on availability. We are looking for interns to help with farm-related activities, including but not limited to the following:

- Organic vegetable production: working in our 2 main vegetable gardens doing seeding, transplanting, seedling starts, weeding, bed prep, installing and maintaining drip irrigation, harvesting
-Caring for our animals: 1 potbelly pig, 2 goats and a small flock of chickens
- Pollinator and herb garden: working in our new multi-purpose garden to plant beneficial pollinator annuals and perennials, as well as help establish our herb garden with medicinal and culinary herbs
-Compost: making and turning compost piles 

Must provide your own transportation to and from the Farmhouse with a valid California license
Must be reliable, self-starter, able to work independently and with others
Experience in gardening and/or farming preferred
Must complete various contingencies prior to start of internship including first aid training, TB test and background check 

If you are interested in this internship position, please send resume and brief letter of interest to Anna-Ruth Crittenden