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Monday, January 19, 2009

Old Tarboo Farm Needs Apprentices!

Old Tarboo Farm is a 25 acre farm nestled in between Quilcene and Chimacum, WA, just north of Dabob Bay. The farm operation exists on 3 acres of cultivated soil. We utilize the 3 hoop houses, tractor, BCS walk behind rototiller, and many hand tools to grow and maintain our crops. The hundred year old barn provides a perfect place for washing and processing our veggies and fruits to sell at the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market, local restaurants, and the Food Co-op. We are also considering having a small CSA (community supported agriculture) membership this year. Farm crops include strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, salad greens, potatoes, onions, sweet corn, beans, squashes, carrots, beets, flowers and more!

Farm apprentices will:

Be able to commit to the full 2009 growing season, ideally starting the first week in March and continuing until the end of October. (There may be possibilities to stay beyond that.)
Be willing and prepared to work a typical “farm” week: early mornings, body intensive, at least 40 hours, in the elements...whatever they may be...hot, wet, cold, etc.
Learn fundamentals of sustainable organic agriculture practices including propagation, bed preparation, direct sowing and transplanting, irrigation, weed and pest management, harvesting, processing, marketing, and much more.
Receive a monthly stipend; housing, cooking, bathing and laundry facilities; a share of the crops growing on the farm; access to the internet; and use of the Yoga Yurt.
Have rotational farm chores that are not included in the 40 hour week (pertaining to the small poultry flock and grounds’ maintenance).
Either have farm experiene or a strong desire to build it.
Find themselves on a beautiful piece of land with a small pond, forests, and abundant nature sounds.

Please contact Dana Nixon for information, questions, or to send a resume.
home: 360-732-0965
cell: 317-513-8684
email: danadoodad@yahoo.com
781 Old Tarboo Road, Quilcene, WA 98376

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 9:11 AM

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