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 one to two-week immersion programs at our farm. We offer the immersion programs sporadically throughout the year and depending on the availability of our instructors. 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 get some hands-on experience. Please email: info@waihuenafarm.com to inquire about the next immersion 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 WOOFer program is a one to three month commitment and ideal for those with some prior experience in gardening, animal husbandry, landscaping or green building. Depending on farm needs, from time to time, we also need WOOFers 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 applying, please start by reading What to Expect About WOOFing and email us our WOOFer Application. Our WOOFer program uses a ʻlearn-by-doingʻ approach, using structured workdays 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.).