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INTERN IMMERSION LEARNING PROGRAM

Are you passionate about growing food, sustainability, and learning more about farming as a lifestyle? If so please consider participating in one of our intensive two-week immersion programs at our farm. We offer the immersion programs sporadically throughout the year and depending on the availability of our instructors and the number of interested participants on our waiting list. This program is ideal for those who have recently completed a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) or college ag/eco students on summer or spring break that want to gain some hands-on experience. Please email: info@waihuenafarm.com to inquire about the next immersion program and/or to be added to our list of interested students.

 

"WWOOFER" VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Our farm participates in the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms ((WWOOF)) program which offers participants (‘WWOOFers’) a chance to ‘intern’ and get hands-on training while providing organic farms much needed extra help!

Our WWOOFer program is currently *scaled-down to a bare-bones farm staff consisting of part-time resident farmers and one or two WWOOFers living in rustic accommodations. We require a one to three month commitment which is ideal for those with prior experience in gardening, animal husbandry, landscaping or green building. Depending on farm needs, from time to time, we also need WWOOFers with experience in environmental education, nutrition and wellness, event planning and/or marketing. (No need to be a registered WWOOFer, but if you are unaware of the program we suggest you check out their website). If you are interested in a more formal learning experience with a larger group dynamic, you should email us regarding interest in our internship immersion program.

If you are interested in applying, please start by reading What to Expect About WWOOFing and email us our WWOOFer Application.

*Our WWOOFer program is in the process of being more fully developed, including the upscaling of accommodations and the cultivation of more  structured workdays with our core farm staff. Workdays ʻlearn-by-doingʻ approach, using  to teach components of our growing system (e.g. soil and bed prep, cultivating seeds and starters, maintenance and harvesting in our main garden), strategies for expanding farm areas (e.g. agroforesty zones) and marketing/processing our produce (e.g. CSA, farmers markets, value-added products etc.).