Host Farm Info
Internship Ends: October 31
Number of Internship Available: 2-3
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Minimum Length of Stay: n/a
Interns will be involved in all aspects of the farm. This includes propagation of vegetable starts, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting vegetable crops. Planting and tending orchards, hedgerows, berries are a large part of the learning experience. Animal husbandry is a major aspect of the internship, which includes managing cattle, goats, sheep, and chickens. Alongside these farm responsibilities, we also host educational programs and community festivals on our land.
Meals: Interns have free access to the fruits, vegetables, dairy, and eggs from the farm.
Sunfield Education Association recognizes the need for societal transformation- a system-wide updating and restructuring which holds high the beliefs that all people are equally deserving of quality lives and unrestricted access to basic needs which includes life-affirming, consciousness-expanding education. In order that we may create positive, lasting change and effectively foster a discerning social and organizational environment that embodies fair, objective, and forward-thinking attitudes and practices, we are developing the processes by which to guide and support our ever growing and changing organization and body of life-long learners towards the expansive values of justice, equity, inclusivity, and the Anthroposophical tenet of freedom.
We are committed to creating and maintaining a dynamic, safe, and welcoming work and educational space that dismantles and disallows the dominant cultural systems and structures of institutional privilege, oppression and injustice. We aim to accomplish this by cultivating understanding of implicit and explicit biases; promoting broad spectrum cultural sensitivity as well as awareness of individuals and groups that are systemically and prejudicially excluded, isolated, and otherwise discriminated against based on perceived or identified culture, race, ancestry, skin tone, class, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality, ability, size, physical features, family structure, language, and age; and by developing equitable social structures within the organization of Sunfield.
To this end, we commit to continually work to identify and remove the existing barriers that perpetuate exclusionary social and institutional structures and to developing policies and practices that articulate restorative protocols of accountability that are capable of evolving with the ever expansive goals of inclusivity, justice, and equity. Our ultimate objectives are that each young person be educated well and seamlessly integrate these elemental values of justice, equity, and inclusivity; and practices of compassion and critical-thought into their lives within, outside of, and beyond Sunfield.