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The farm intern will be involved in all aspects of sustainable micro-farming to prepare for garden producation and land restoration projects. In addition to assisting with the farm, interns may work on creative education programming, growing collaboration with other community growers, permaculture design development, newsletter and website. This person will work closely with the farm owners, as well as independently.

Dedicated to growing healthy food and strong connections, Diaspora Gardens is a micro-farm on the edge of Lake Superior. It has been an increasingly sustainable homestead for seventeen years. For the past several years, its production capabilities have increased to supply healthy green-grown food to the Madeline Island community while linked by the universality of the gift and need for good food to a global community.


Responsibilities and Qualifications

Diaspora Gardens is seeking someone passionate about growing food and good community, and who has a background in sustainable chemical-free food production. Experience in community outreach, education, communication for publication in newsletters or online are a plus. Other important characteristics include: self-motivated, organized, good listener, trustworthy. You need a willingness to participate in hard physical farm labor as well as creative initiatives. You need an openness to new ideas and a willingness to share ideas and participate in discovery and experimentation.

The simplicity of Diaspora Gardens homestead means no running water (pumped and hauled by hand), compost toilets, no on-site showers, sometimes nonexistent cell phone coverage, no TV channels. We do have wifi.

Organization Details

Diaspora Gardens Madeline Island, Wisconsin United States Website