Feed the People Farms is now accepting internship applications for the 2019 fall season! Interact with living history through farming!
What to Expect
The current term is from September 1 through December 1, 8-16 hours a week.
Internships are design as 12 week introductory courses that focus on a singe area of the farm. The skills and knowledge imparted during the internship program centers around traditional and sustainable methods. Applying interns can choose between vegetable production, pasture management, or hunting-foraging. Hunting-foraging interns must fulfill all GA Hunting License requirements as part of their application. Please read the Hold Harmless Agreement at the end of this page.
Crops include spinach, beets, peas, collards, and turnip greens. We will learn traditional ways of raising all of these crops as well as certain appropriate technology that creates a more sustainable operation. Skills and knowledge shared include natural soil fertilization, cultivation, sowing/seeding, mulching, thinning, pest and disease control, harvest, washing and packing.
Our pastures are managed for poultry, livestock, and hay. Animals include chickens and hogs. Skills and knowledge shared include natural soil fertilization, pasture plant and animal species composition, hay-making, rotational grazing, egg production, animal shelter building and maintenance, fence maintenance, animal anatomy, and slaughter.
Our forests are managed as wilderness and semi-wilderness areas where wild foods, medicines, and game are the primary resources derived from them. Plant products (and only certain types) are the only items that ever go to market from our forests and these internships are offered for personal education only. Skills and knowledge shared include local forest types and species composition, plant identification, sustainable foraging, hunting weapon safety and operation, tracking and hunting, field dressing and home processing. All hunting activities are done in accordance with State and County law. This internship does not replace State certified hunter education courses.
- Internships are intended as introductory educational programs. Apprenticeship is not employment.
- Internships last 12 weeks; and require 8-16 hours per week commitment.
- Internships are not paid.
- Interns must secure their own transportation to and from the farm.
- Due to our union shop agreement, internship applications will be reviewed by the General Executive Board (GEB) of the Industrial Workers of the World North American Regional Administration. The GEB oversees all IWW co-ops and sole proprietor businesses to ensure non-exploitative practices are adhered to.
FTP Internship Application
Feed the People Farms Ltd. Co. Hold Harmless Agreement:
Feed the People Farms Ltd. Co. hours for volunteers and interns are solely for education and experience opportunities. All volunteers and interns are offering their time and ability of their own free will and accord, and fully understand the risks involved in agriculture and forest work, including, but not limited to, fatigue, soreness, exhaustion, dehydration, blisters and other skin abrasions, sunburn, insect and animal injuries, disease, hypothermia, hyperthermia, frost-bite, heat-exhaustion, heat-stroke, loss of limb, paralysis, and death. All volunteers and interns are free to take a break at any time. All volunteers and interns are free to leave at any time during the duration of volunteer and internship hours. All volunteers and interns retain the right to not perform any work they are not comfortable performing. By filing out the required information above and checking the box, I am indicating that I am applying of my own free will, under no duress; that I understand the risks associated with farm and forest work identified in the Hold Harmless Agreement; that I have read and understand the Hold Harmless Agreement; and that I hereby release Feed the People Farms Ltd. Co. and any owners, members, or employees thereof from any liability, in part or in whole, for any accident, ill incident, injury, or loss of life occurring during Feed the People Farms Ltd. Co. volunteer and internship hours; and that I waive any right to criminal or civil suit against Feed the People Farms Ltd. Co. or any of its owners, members, or employees.