College Break Alternative/GAP YEAR PROGRAM

Are you passionate about growing food, sustainability, eco-building and learning more about living closely to the land? If so please consider participating in one of our intensive two-week alternative college break programs or one month GAP or college independent study programs at our farm. We offer these programs during fall, winter, spring and summer breaks and sporadically throughout the year depending on the availability of our instructors and the number of interested participants on our waiting list. This program is ideal for those who are interested in the daily operations of a working organic farm servicing a small community supported agriculture (CSA) program and those majoring in sustainable agriculture, environmental studies, or other modalities of health and wellness. Please email: info@waihuenafarm.com to inquire about the next program and/or to be added to our list of interested participants.

 

"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.).