Agroecology & Plants Internships

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    Beach Flats Community Garden

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    Garden Internship

    Listing also found in the Public Policy and Environmental Justice tab. 

    Contact: Michelle Glowa, michelle.glowa@gmail.com

    In this internship students will work with the Beach Flats Community Garden in several capacities. The garden, which has flourished for over 21 years, is located in Santa Cruz in the historically Latino community of Beach Flats lying at the base of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. It is a space of food production for local consumption contributing to food security and continuation of agroecological traditions and passing along of knowledges from gardeners who have immigrated from Mexico and El Salvador. In addition the garden provides .44 acres of green space in the most densely populated neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Currently the garden is under threat of having to move or complete eviction. Through interviews and participant observation, students will work with researchers to understand how the garden is perceived by the community, what gardeners and allies are doing to advocate for the garden, and how the city of Santa Cruz is trying to resolve this issue.


  • Bee Love Farm/Pacific Coast Apiaries

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    Bee Love Farm/Pacific Coast Apiaries

    Contact: Dominic Renda, info@pacificcrestapiaries.com (831)515-6060

    Pacific Crest Apiaries/Bee Love Farm is a 60+ year-old family beekeeping business using natural, sustainable and chemical free agrarian practices located in Watsonville. Our beehives are located at our farm in Watsonville as well as at other 2 like-minded, certified organic, biodynamic farms and similarly stewarded private lands in Santa Cruz and Monterey County. Our family farm is a producer and purveyor of the finest local, raw, hand-pressed honey, bee pollen, artisan beeswax candles, pollination services, related wellness and lifestyle goods. Facilitating wellbeing for our honeybees, educational opportunities regarding sustainable environmental stewardship, community, loving-kindness and health are the pillars of our farm.

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    Cannabis and Berry Farm

    Contact: Elan Goldbart, elan@strong.ag 510-847-7711

    Our farm operates on a 40 acre property growing certified organic blueberries and liscenced envirogranic certified medical cannabis. We maintain between 25-50 employees and are looking to train up and coming students to help us continue to innovate and grow our business. We are looking for interns to help is with our research and production efforts in developing sound agronomic practices behing growing organix, hydroponic blueberries and cannabis. We are offering interns an opportunity to gain experience working with management, flower production, blueberry production, and infrastructure improvement.

    Our goal is to train students with the intention of hiring our graduated interns to continue building our Strong Agronomy team. We also have experience spronsoring students in conducting their senior internship on our farm.


  • Calabasas Internship- affiliated with C9/10

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    Calabasas Internship

    Listing also found in the Environmental Education tab.

    Contact: Flora Lu, floralu@ucsc.edu

    This internship affiliated with College 9/10 seeks UCSC students who want the opportunity to work with youth, facilitate agroecological knowledge acquisition, promote locally grown, healthy food, and raise awareness of social and environmental justice issues. Interns will travel to Calabasas Elementary once or twice a week (transportation provided or gas money reimbursed) to undertake the after-school program, helping to design and implement environmental, garden-based curricula with children ranging from first graders to sixth graders. Interns will also assist with the upkeep of the Discovery Garden: weeding, planting, watering, pruning, etc. 


  • California Native Garden Foundation

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    Internship Opportunity

    Contact: Alrie Middlebrook, cngf.org@gmail.com 

    The California Native Garden Foundation is a non-profit educational, research, and resource organization that promotes gardening with California native plants. Our goal is to increase the popularity and use of California’s native plants in the designed landscape. Our mission is to demonstrate the beauty, garden worthiness, and ecological appropriateness of California native gardens and to advance knowledge of native plants and increase their availability. We also emphasize on urban gardening, sustainable agriculture, sustainable land use, as well as social and food justice. Interns will assist in various tasks on site, which includes: 

    1. Nursery and garden tasks: Building native plant inventory through plant propagation, planting, and seed collecting. We may ask for some interns to help out with maintenance at gardens that we have designed or at projects that we are working on (which will include planting and seed collecting).

    2. Aquaponics: Maintaining the aquaponics system, planting crop plugs into the rafts, helping with growing produce for aquaponics, fish care.

    3. Grant writing: We are constantly writing grants to fund our non-profit and are always looking for students who are interested in the budgeting and funding aspects of environmental agencies.


  • Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)

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    CASFS

    Listing also found in Campus and Summer tabs.

    Contact: Damian Parr, dmparr@ucsc.edu 

    CASFS is offering a lower division production internship focused on field-scale harvesting and orchard care, as well as general market garden-scale cover cropping, bed tillage, composting, and propagation.  The internship will include a cohort of approximately 15 interns, working as a team. There is a possibility that interested students might be invited to continue interning in future quarters. We are most interested in students who can commit to two quarters of interning with us, during your time at UCSC, though the quarters interned do not need to be back-to-back. Each year, a number of paid student staff positions are available to graduates of our internship program.

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    Multimedia and Writing Project Intern

    Also Under Campus.

    Contact: Foley, Erin  eefoley@ucsc.edu 

    We are looking for help with the following efforts:

    ● Increase photo collection of activities taking place at the Farm & Garden, including weekend workshops, on-site research, students at work on the Farm, and Farm tours. This could involve both taking new photos and reviewing and organizing existing photos. Some of this may include weekend work and work away from campus for research activities.

    ● Research and recommend “slideshow”-type software for use on websites. Create slideshows.

    ● Create audio and video clips of CASFS staff and activities to post to CASFS and alumni websites and CASFS Facebook page. Some of this may include weekend work and work away from campus (for research activities).

    ● Write short profiles of Apprenticeship alumni and find accompanying images to post to CASFS and Alumni websites and CASFS Facebook page

    For more information check out our website 


  • Chadwick Garden

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    Chadwick Garden

    Listing also found in the Campus tab.

    Contact: Damian Parr, dmparr@ucsc.edu 

    The focus of this internship is learning ecological farming and gardening practices and principles.  Participants work side by side with Center staff and apprentices in hands on activities, and engage with curriculum from the apprenticeship in ecological horticulture. For more information please visit the website.


  • Christiansen Associates Garden and Design

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    Organic Landscape Gardening

    Listing also found in the For-Profit Business tab. 

    Contact: Kurt Christiansen, kurtsgarden77@gmail.com (831)458-2005 

    Christiansen Associates Gardens and Design is an organic landscape company. We design, install and maintain gardens organically for people to live in and enjoy. We specialize in edible landscapes, Mediterranean-native plants, ponds and waterfalls, organic soil preparation and organic pest management. Check out the website


  • Demeter Seed Library

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    Demeter Seed Library

    Also Under Campus

    Contact: Cameron Morton, cpmorton@ucsc.edu

    The Demeter Seed Library is a student run organization within Food Systems Working Group that is dedicated to preserving and breeding locally adapted cultivars and open pollinated seed varieties in California’s Central Coast. We’re seeking folks who are passionate about food sovereignty protecting cultural and genetic heritage of food and engaging with community and campus gardens and farm.


  • Everett Family Farm

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    Everett Family Farm

    Contact: Emily Parsons, eparsons@coa.edu (802)338-2034

    Welcome to Everett Family Farm! We appreciate your hard work and want to have clear policies so that everyone can understand each other and mutually benefit.

    Everett Family Farm is a 45 acre organic farm with approximately 5 acres in cultivation of  vegetables and the rest in apple and persimmon orchards. Jobs that the interns will be doing are diverse, ranging from greenhouse production, field crop planting, weeding and harvesting, to building and repairing farm infrastructure, working with chickens and goats and marketing. Interns are often called upon to do different and sometimes tedious jobs in all kinds of weather. Be prepared for hard physical labor. Efficient production is critical to the success of the farm. Job training will be done by Emily Parsons. There is no formal curriculum and interns will be expected to take control of their own education, using David and anyone else on the farm as a resource. We are cooperatively minded and strive for a harmonious workplace. For more information, please check out Everett Family Farm's website


  • Farm Discovery at Live Earth Farms

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    Educational Docent / Agroecology Internship

    Listing also found in Environmental Education tab.

    Contact: Hayley Reitman, Education Coordinator; education@farmdiscovery.org

    Farm Discovery at Live Earth is a nonprofit organization working in to empower youth and families in the Pajaro Valley community to build and sustain healthy food, farming, social and natural systems. Our home, Live Earth Farm, is a 150-acre patchwork of working organic farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest. Farm Discovery offers educational programs that inspire youth and families to transform their relationship to food, farming and nature.

    We are looking for interns that can help engage children and lead them in our curriculum during farm experiences. During the Spring and Fall, we host a variety of educational programs approximately 3x a week, with grades kindergarten-5th. Interns must be available in the morning. If interested in agroecology, fieldwork is available in addition to becoming an educational farm docent.

    All interns must be reliable for the duration of the quarter and have transportation, as we are located remotely!


  • FoCAN

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    Cultivating a Daily Revolution Internship

    Listing also found in the Campus and Environmental Justice tab. 

    Contact: focan@ucsc.edu 

    This internship is a student-based & facilitated program designed to engage, provide experience, and educate participating students in various topics pertaining to communities on and around our campus. This internship will strive to foster a student community that is aware of the importance of gender, economic, and social justice issues within our food and commodity chains. The 2-unit internship will be hosted by the Friends of the Community AgroEcology Network (FoCAN), an on-campus student organization that promotes campus and communal involvement in food awareness, social justice, fair trade, agroecological approaches, and more.


  • Food Chain Radio

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    Internship

    Listing also found in Public Policy tab.

    Contact: Michael Olson; mo@ksco.com; (831)566-4209

    Food Chain Radio, for those who are interested in environmental journalism, is a nationally-syndicated newstalk program that brings the issues of agriculture, food and environment to the table for discussion.  Having broadcast over 750 shows, the Food Chain has established a dedicated audience of interested listeners throughout the world. For more information please visit the website.


  • Food System Working Group (FWSG)

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    Pop Up Produce Internship

    Listing also found in Campus tab.

    Contact: Margaret Bishopmlbishop@ucsc.edu. 

    The Food Systems Working Group, anchored within the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) is looking for two driven individuals to assist with our academic year organic Produce Pop-Up, which takes place once a week at the Quarry Plaza. In efforts to improve issues of food access and healthy food purchasing on campus, the Produce Pop-Up provides a space for students to purchase affordable produce sourced from the CASFS Farm and local Santa Cruz farmers’ markets.


  • Global Student Embassy Santa Cruz

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    GSE Internship

    Listing also found in Environmental Education tab.

    Contact: Tessa Janicke; tjanicke@globalstudentembassy.org; (530) 395-2123

    Global Student Embassy works in three global communities engaging local students in year-round environmental action and cultural exchange programs. Reciprocal exchanges connect our students’ sustainable garden and reforestation projects run in Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Northern California, while organic school gardens serve as our outdoor classrooms to develop students’ environmental project management skills.


  • Groundswell Farm

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    Groundswell Farm

    Contact: James Cook; jcookster999@hotmail.com; (415)613-6975 

    Groundswell Farm cultivates 5 organic acres a stones throw from UCSC and sells produce at the Wednesday Santa Cruz Farmers Market as well as other markets throughout the Bay Area. Groundswell Farm is a tiny production focused farm specializing in amazing tomatoes as well as a multitude of peppers and other seasonal produce. Interns will be expected to help grow food. The assignments include planting, weeding, fertilizing, as well as toher various maintenance tasks around the farm. Our systems are established and efficient, this a great opportunity to experience and learn how a small farm can succeed. Learn more about Groundswell Farm


  • Homeless Garden Project

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    Homeless Garden Project Internship

    Also Under Environmental Justice

    Contact: Justin Wirght; emilyr@homelessgardenproject.org               

    The Homeless Garden Project provides job training on a 2.5 acre organic farm and its enterprises, to homeless individuals in the Santa Cruz area.  We run a 60 member CSA (May through October) and have a retail store near downtown.  Interns are encouraged to set their own goals and create a project that will leave a lasting impression on the organization, with unlimited access to the knowledge of the farm workers and agency staff as well as other agencies we work closely with.  Tasks can include, but are not limited to: everyday farm maintenance activities – bed clearing, planting out, greenhouse propagation, irrigation, etc.; planning and teaching a workshop to crew and public participants; fundraising/grant writing; administrative assistance; cooking.

    For more information, please visit the Homeless Garden Project website

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    CSA Store Internship

    Contact: Justin Wright, JustinW@homelessgardenproject.org

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working intern who will coordinate our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the Spring and Summer and support the operation of our value-added enterprise in the Fall and Winter seasons. This is a unique internship position that offers in-depth experience in a wide range of HGP’s programs and activities, providing an opportunity to strengthen diverse set of professional skills while developing meaningful relationships with staff, program participants and volunteers. 

    CSA members provide crucial support to HGP by committing to buying produce from HGP each week during the harvest season and paying in advance for the produce. Their commitment to sustainable agriculture and transitional jobs enhances HGP's planning and financial stability and creates a community of people who are deeply committed to HGP's success. In return, we seek to provide CSA members with quality and diverse organic produce, tips and recipes for using the produce and news and stories about the
    farm, trainees and our programs that enhance their community experience. This intern will act as the primary contact and form relationships with CSA members. The intern will also collaborate with staff to ensure the CSA is being considered in all aspects of the organization’s outreach, programming, etc.


  • Kindred Herbs

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    Herbalism Internship

    Also Under Environmental Education

    Contact: Cameron Salomon, kindredherbs@gmail.com 

    Kindred Herbs is a speciality medicinal plant nursery growing herbs from around the world. The nursery produces herb starts and plants to sell direct to customers. In the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons, an intern will help seed and transplant herbs, label plants, water and fertilize, do some light construction, help maintain the nursery site. The intern(s) may also have the option to help develop materia medica, which is literature material about herbs including it's botanical description, growth habit, growing conditions, and medicinal use.


  • Kresge Garden

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    Kresge Garden Internship

    Also Under Campus

    Contact: kresgegardeninternapp@gmail.com 

    The Kresge Garden co-op, a non-hierarchical organization run by queer femme student workers, is offering a 2-unit internship focused on hand-scale garden cultivation. The Kresge Garden is the oldest student run garden on campus as well as the only campus garden that is run by a co-op. Throughout the year the garden is filled with squashes, greens, flowers and more to fill the bellies and hearts of those who work, volunteer, and wander in the garden. The 2-unit internship that the Kresge Garden co-op offers is an introduction to the space and consensus based decision making as well as permacultural and french biointensive methods such as cover cropping, bed digging and soil cultivation, crop diversity, and composting. Interns are required to come to a three hour work day on Sundays as well as attend one other gardening session during the week in order to complete the six hours per week required for the internship. To apply for the internship e-mail kresgegardeninternapp@gmail.com. Check out their website!


  • Land of Medicine Buddha

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    Agroecology Internship

    Also under the Environmental Education and Conservation tabs

    Contact: Dominic “Buzz” Renda buzz@medicinebuddha.org 

    Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB), a center for healing and developing a good heart, is an active Buddhist community, a local registered non-profit, an environmental conscious meditation and retreat center located on 108 acres of coastal redwood foothills in Soquel. Our mission, values, teachings and practices devoted to increasing the wellbeing for all. We offer a wide range of secular and non-secular offerings including teaching, meditation, retreat and community.

    4 2 or 5 unit internships are available. Internship participants will be instrumental in planning, developing and actualizing 1 of 2 priority LMB projects; Regenerative Garden and Nature Walk. 

    For more information please visit our website!


  • PICA

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    Program in Community and Agroecology

    Listing also found in the Campus tab. 

    Contact: Damian Parr, dmparr@ucsc.edu 

    The Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA) is a educational and residential program focused on experiential learning, sustainability and food systems. All UCSC students are welcome to participate in the garden workdays and workshops offered. PICA residents have the opportunity to grow their own food together, share meals together, and explore ways to live more sustainably. PICA is located at the entrance to the Village at the UCSC campus, right across from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS).


  • Pie Ranch

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    Agroecology Education Internship

    Listing also found in the Environmental Education tab.

    Contact: Pamela Nell, programs@pieranch.org

    Pie Ranch is an educational farm. We work to change our local and regional food system, to make it more just, by providing farmer training (we have 9 month, live-on, farm apprenticeship), Youth empowerment/education (we host day field trips with culinary and farm activities and tour (all-ages), week-long trips and summer paid internships with our partner high schools: Mission High, Oceana High, Pescadero Schools and Castlemont High). Offering spring, summer, and fall internships.


  • Rachel Carson College Garden

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    RCC Garden Internship

    Listing also found in the Campus tab.

    Contact: c8garden@ucsc.edu 

    The Rachel Carson College Garden, a program within the Food Systems Working Group, provides 2 and 5 unit internship opportunities centered around basic garden care and stewardship--from seed to fruit. This internship will also focus on the intersections of society, green spaces and food justice through engaging with CRSN 90 and other hands on experience. Interested students will need to complete a casual interview before participating. Looking for students to intern for 2 quarters to develop experience with multiple seasons. Paid student staff positions will be available for students who previously committed to 2 quarters at the garden.


  • Rooster Ridge Farm

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    Rooster Ridge Farm Internship

    Contact: Nancy / Curt Abramson; roosterridge@cruzio.com

    Rooster Ridge is a small family-owned farm, growing certified organic fruit, flowers and limited row
    crops. Our mission is to operate at a high level of sustainability, and provide a fair income to our
    workers and return to the owners. Our major crops are avocados, citrus, olives and other tree fruit, as
    well as a variety of perennial flower crops such as Protea, roses, hydrangeas, lavender, dahlias,
    ranunculus and annual flowers. We have been operating close to 20 years, selling to local restaurants,
    grocery stores, florists and farmers’ markets.

     

    Interns will participate in all aspects of farm production operations to include:

    • propagation of plant material from seeds, cuttings and rootstocks
    • site preparation, planting and cultivation of annual row crops as well as perennials, shrubs and trees
    • monitoring for crop pests including invertebrate and vertebrate, diseases and other pathogens, as well as performing corrective measures using integrated pest management best practices
    • harvest, post-harvest handling, and processing of products where appropriate
    • pruning and other maintenance tasks
    • installation and maintenance of farm infrastructure including irrigation, trellising, fencing, etc.

     


  • Santa Cruz Farmer's Market

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    SCCFM Internship

    Contact: Nicole Zahm, education@santacruzfarmersmarket.org

    The Santa Cruz Community Farmers' Markets internship positions require 6 – 10 hours of work per week. The focus of these internships is to learn the basic mechanics of running farmers’ markets and to support SCCFM’s educational and community outreach projects. There are also opportunities for students with special interests and skills such as photography, research, graphic design, event planning, etc.

    Interns learn on the ground and with support from market managers and the Education and Events Coordinator. Work responsibilities include set-up and breakdown of farmers' markets and running the information table. The information table is the market hub for the CalFresh Program (EBT/foodstamps) and other food access programs. Interns also assist with the organization and production of The Foodshed Project (FSP) and other educational event series at the markets.

    Summer interns have the opportunity to work with teen staff - graduates of the youth empowerment program “Food What?!”. Spring and summer interns may also have the opportunity to support event planning and production for the Pop-Up Breakfast Series at the Westside and Scotts Valley markets between June and August.


  • Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

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    Fall Internship

    Contact: Jeff Emery, jeff@santacruzmountainvineyard.com

    Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard has been making hand-crafted wines since 1975. We source grapes from our estate vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains and a few other locations around the central coast and central valley. Many of our grapes are grown organically with minimal offsite inputs and minimal water usage. We are looking for 1 intern for the fall quarter who would be able to start the internship prior to beginning of the fall quarter (i.e. asap). This is because grape season also titled “Vintage,” or “Harvest Season,” is upon us and a vast majority of experiential learning/ work will begin mid-August.

    As a fall intern at Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard, you will learn how grapes are crushed, destemmed and then fermented. You will learn how to inoculate grape ferments and learn how to manage the ferment as to produce the highest quality and quantity of wine. You will learn the chemical reactions occurring with yeast fermentation and why we utilize certain yeast and not others. You will learn how we manage barrel aging and Malolactic fermentation. You will learn how wine is moved from tanks to barrels and how we get it into its final bottled form. You will learn all of this by working side by side with the proprietor and winemaker, Jeff Emery and the assistant winemaker, JP Ditkowsky.


  • Santa Cruz Permaculture

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    10-Unit or Senior Internship

    Listing also found in For-Profit Business, Public Policy, and Water & Marine-Related tabs.

    Contact Person: David Shaw, santacruzpermaculture@gmail.com

    Santa Cruz Permaculture provides community development, land stewardship, holistic education, and eco-social design services for a thriving, just and sustainable world. I am looking to sponsor senior internships with qualified students interested in learning and practicing permaculture design in our community. This will include “dirt time” with gardening and land stewardship, as well as “social entrepreneurship” skills needed to run a successful business or non-profit organization. Interns will learn practical skills for personal and professional development that are applicable in a wide variety of fields.

    Specific projects will vary based on the interns passion and skills. Projects may include:

    • Land-based restoration including installation and maintenance of resilient food and water systems at both urban and rural scales. This is a primary way that the interns will learn and contribute.
    • Attendance and support for the Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Course, and other workshops
    • Hosting community forums to learn about issues of social justice and sustainability, and to create a stronger group of people for getting things done
    • Creation of a Santa Cruz Bioregional Directory, a yellow pages of sustainable solutions
    • Creation of a Santa Cruz Permaculture course website with course notes, videos, articles, etc.
    • Social documentation including: writing a monthly eNewsletter, making Facebook posts, taking photos and videos

    Check out these videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=155hMJC7GMw) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7i1H358zrM) to get an idea of what you can do!

    This is a 6-month internship, 5 units per quarter offered twice a year (fall/winter and spring/summer)

     

  • 2-Unit Internship

    Listing also found in For-Profit Business, Public Policy, and Water & Marine-Related tabs.

    Contact Person: David Shaw, santacruzpermaculture@gmail.com

    Santa Cruz Permaculture provides community development, land stewardship, holistic education, and eco-social design services for a thriving, just, and sustainable world. See www.santacruzpermaculture.com for details about the organization.

    * Help Create a Bioregional Directory for Santa Cruz! *

    Imagine a “green pages” for the greater Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay area that helps people connect with local organizations and businesses, and identify ways to make our community more sustainable. A beta version is live at santacruzbioregionaldirectory.wikispaces.com and we want your help making the first major draft.

    You’ll learn about a wide range of organizations and sustainable practices in your own backyard, and make a real contribution towards the future of our community. Furthermore, we hope that our bioregional directory will provide a template for other communities world-wide.

    The internship primarily includes researching local organizations, and creating entries in our wiki that include text, photos and videos. It may also include taking photographs and making videos related to permaculture as needed as well as helping promote the directory. Occasionally this position may also contribute to the Santa Cruz Permaculture blog.

    This is a 1-quarter 2-unit internship offered every quarter. Please see our other listing for the 6-month 10-unit internship offered twice a year (fall/winter, and spring/summer).

     


  • Shennan Lab Organic Farm Research

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    Agroecology Research Internship

    Also under Campus and Research.

    Contact: Carol Shennan, cshennan@ucsc.edu 

    The Shennan Lab is base at the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz We work closely with teh Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS). In the Shennan Lab research group, we study agricultural sustainability using participatory approaches in high input, capital-intensive vegetable/strawberry production in California. Sustainability issues in California include reliance on controversial toxic soil fumigants and issues releated to inefficient and overuse of inputs that result in on-point source pollution. Our work targets the development of alternatives to soil fumigants for soil-borne disease management, strategies for improved nutrients use and disease suppression in high-intensity organic strawberry/vegetable rotation systems and the potential for landscape diversification to enhance biological control of arthropod pests. Under supervision, interns will learn and experience scientifitic methods and research processes by working along with other undergraduate students for ongoing research projects. 

    For more information, visit our website 


  • Stevenson Garden

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    Stevenson Garden Internship

    Listing also found in the Campus tab.

    Contact: Blake Redding, bredding@ucsc.edu, (831)459-2730

    The Stevenson Garden aims to create a safe space for all people to explore, grow, and learn as well as to educate our community about the role food systems play into sustainability, food justice, and nutrition. 

    The role of the intern will have two parts: 1. to assist the garden crew in general maintenance of the garden on a weekly basis: attend weekly workday hours, do independent garden shifts. 2. to independently facilitate a garden project that a) enhances the garden and b) educates community members on social justice and sustainability concepts; e.g. plant a strawberry bed & do a workshop on environmental justice issues in the strawberry industry.


  • Summer Meadows Farm

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    Summer Meadows Farm

    Contact: Lynn Selness; summermeadow7@yahoo.com;  (831)786-8966; Website

    We are hand milking and are looking for someone to help with morning milking.  We have great respect for the goats and try to preserve the herd’s integrity whenever reasonably possible.  We sacrifice our earning ability by keeping the kids with their moms for the first 5 weeks and then, only separate at night and milk mornings and return the kids to their moms for each day.  We keep barns clean and in good repair.  We spread manure on orchards and gardens. 

    We are fencing wooded sections and working on installing irrigation in the pastures for rotating pastures.  We’re trying to incorporate some gray water dispersal in some of these.

    As soon as we have enough milk, we are starting the spring goat shares with customers, organizing the deliveries, some are through Live Earth Farm’s CSA.  Then we will be making the cheeses, yogurt and kefir, bottling milk and packing orders.