Now in its fourth year, Jello Mold Farm’s Internship Program offers a rewarding and in-depth experience for new farmers. This program is especially designed for people who learn by doing and want to specialize in cut flower farming. Some prior farming experience is helpful, but not required.
Internships are one week duration (Monday through Friday) with $200 stipend and room and board included. We’ve set this program up for times of the year when we can use extra hands on the farm and when learning opportunities abound.
SPRING DATES June 11-15. Curriculum activities include propagating and planting annual crops, transplanting and succession planting, field cultivation and weeding, irrigation details, harvesting and post harvest handling of spring crops, and marketing – including a trip on the Wednesday market truck to experience a sales day at the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.
FALL DATES September 10-14, October 8-12. Curriculum activities include field maintenance and irrigation details, harvesting and post harvest handling of fall crops including dahlias, amaranth and foliage crops, and marketing – including a trip on the Wednesday market truck to experience a sales day at the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.
If you or someone you know is self motivated and eager to learn more about growing and selling cut flowers, this program offers a one-of-a-kind, highly rewarding learning experience.
Applications must be received by March 31 for spring internships and by July 15 for fall internships.
Having had a role model like you prepares me to really tackle my ideas and passions in the world.
The tenacity with which you chase your dreams is something I’ve never seen.
Thank you for your openness and good humor and for all the work you do to better us flower farmers! Truly it means the world.
I left feeling inspired and nourished, and much more prepared to plan my next moves.