Internships in Sustainable Agriculture
Four full-time openings -- Sept 28, 1998 thru August 1999
* Michaela Farm is a 300 acre farm in southeastern Indiana owned and
operated by the Sisters of St. Francis since 1854. The farm is now a
center for organic food production, ecological education and spiritual
renewal. It offers a 9-11 month internship in sustainable agriculture.
Farm resources and facilities include vegetable, fruit, herb and flower
gardens, pastures, small scale animal production, woodlands, a reservoir,
a large historic barn, other farmhouses and outbuildings and a retreat
* Practical training. Farm and garden work. Vegetable and small fruit
gardening, including market garden scale field work. Aninal care and
husbandry, fencing and pasture management. Use a variety of hand
tools, tillers, mowers, and tractors. Biodynamic and permaculture
* Conceptual learning. Seminars on environmental resource
management, ecology, food production, spirituality and cosmology, and
holistic living. Garden and farm planning through soils, fertility,
and production techniques to farm management and marketing. Library
resources available at the farm.
* Special projects. Interests of skills are matched to necessary
projects of farm: setting up and maintaining greenhouses, renovating
outbuildings, woodlot management such as tree thinning, harvesting,
planting, trail making; also grant writing, developing children's
environmental programs, and more.
* Community living. Excellent housing provided where persons live
with other interns. Prepare and share common meals with healthy,
usually vegetarian food. Participate in seasonal celebrations and
other spontaneous happenings where fellowship and fun is enjoyed.
Creative expression in the arts.
* Spritual practice. Spiritual practice is supported and encouraged.
Opportunities are available for participation in earth centered
To apply, call or write for application:
Sr. Donna Graham, Intern Coordinator
P.O. Box 100
Oldenburg, IN 47036
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