Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Intern Wanted @ The Funny Farm

Now that I have reached the age of the average American farmer i understand why there is such a strong effort to encourage more young people to become farmers. Damn! It gets harder to keep up with each passing season.
So, I am seeking someone to help me a couple of days a week. Here are the details:

Compensation: $0.00. I can't afford to pay you however i will prepare you a delicious, nutritious lunch of fresh locally grown food. I will give you fresh produce to take home. I will teach you how to pull weeds properly, how to tell the good bugs from the bad, how to tie up and prune tomatoes, how to start plants from seed, how to apply permaculture principles, how to grow worms, how to attract beneficial insects to the garden and a host of other stuff. Whatever the daily task is we will do it side by side.
Qualifications: Show up on time. Be ready to learn. Be calm and patient. Think creatively. If you are a chatty Cathy or a blathering Billy non-stop talker bouncing off the walls. woohooo, yadayadayada, type person please do not apply.
Hours: 9:00 - 1 or 2:00 2 days a week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

If you are interested please email me at leekfixer@comcast.net telling me why you want to work at the Funny Farm and then convince me you are the right person for the job.

Keep on Growing!

1 comment:

Ellen said...

I am with you on this. We are a couple over 55's in west-central Florida on an acre-plus of urban farm. The best thing we ever did was offer one of our on-site cottages rent-free to a young man who gives us 15 hours of work every week. It's been a huge load off of our older backs, the farm looks great and the work gets done. I've been freed up to preserve all the food we produce. Today I'm canning peaches while our farm-helper does the mulching, weeding and cleans the chicken coop. Farm on Duane.